FiveBooks Newsletter 69


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      1. http://thebrowser.com

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Don't miss today's interview with literature professor [5]John Sutherland on
  Victorian fiction. He picks five classic novels of the era, and explains
  just why Dickens wrote two endings for Great Expectations.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-sutherland-on-victorian-fiction

Also on the site last week, chef [6]Samantha Clark sings the praises of
  Spanish and Moorish cooking, writer [7]Eva Hoffman discusses her favourite
  memoirs, and [8]Peg Tyre sets out what every parent needs to know about
  their child's education.
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/samantha-clark-on-spanish-and-moorish-cooking
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eva-hoffman-on-memoirs
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peg-tyre-on-educating-your-child

Next week, historian Norman Stone talks about Turkish history, theatre
  critic Charles Isherwood considers Broadway, and more. Thanks for following!

FiveBooks News

[9]Claudia Sadowski-Smith on Border Stories
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claudia-sadowski-smith-on-border-stories

Monday October 10

National borders are fertile territory for fiction, says the immigration
  expert. She recommends five novels about migration and border crossings, and
  explains why the US-Mexico border is an open wound [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claudia-sadowski-smith-on-border-stories

[11]Peg Tyre on Educating Your Child
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peg-tyre-on-educating-your-child

Tuesday October 11

The education writer says many parents don’t understand how children learn
  and so don’t know what to look for in a school. She recommends five books to
  bring parents up to speed [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peg-tyre-on-educating-your-child

[13]Eva Hoffman on Memoirs
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eva-hoffman-on-memoirs

Wednesday October 12

To tell your own story is to confront and construct your deepest sense of
  self.  The  author of _Lost in Translation_ tells us about five striking
  memoirs of identity, dislocation and belonging [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eva-hoffman-on-memoirs

[15]Samantha Clark on Spanish and Moorish Cooking
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/samantha-clark-on-spanish-and-moorish-cooking

Thursday October 13

The chef tells us about the camper van trip to Morocco that inspired her
  award-winning restaurant Moro, and why we should all get acquainted with
  _chicharrones_ [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/samantha-clark-on-spanish-and-moorish-cooking

[17]John Sutherland on Victorian Fiction
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-sutherland-on-victorian-fiction

Friday October 14

The professor of English literature tells us about his favourite novels in a
  golden era for fiction, and the dilemma, still with us today, that led
  Dickens to write two different endings for _Great Expectations_
  [18]Continue reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-sutherland-on-victorian-fiction

[19]The Man Who Sailed His House
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/ouSBK9

Michael Paterniti | GQ | 13 October 2011

Two days after the Japanese tsunami, rescue workers made an extraordinary
  discovery. The roof of a house floating nine miles out at sea. With its
  owner sitting on top of it. This is Hiromitsu Shinkawa's remarkable tale of
  survival [20]More like this
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[21]Great Obituaries
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Raise a glass to life's characters with our collection of writing about
  eventful, unconventional lives. RIP [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[23]The River Flows North by Graciela Limón
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/river-flows-north-by-graciela-limón

[24]Claudia Sadowski-Smith says: "She humanises undocumented immigrants and
  personalises their stories." [25]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claudia-sadowski-smith-on-border-stories
      25. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[26]Skwerl
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos/skwerl

Your starter for ten: What language is this? [27]More videos
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[28]Caleb Crain, on writing
    Links:
      28. http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2011/10/06/on-not-letting-go

"Writing tries to fix the past - to hold it in place and sometimes in
    imagination to improve it"

[29]More quotes
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

Reader Recommendations

_@farnamstreet _Why McDonald's Fries Taste So Good http://t.co/E1zyuUCV
  [31]#browsings [32]More like this
    Links:
      31. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      32. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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