In this issue:COMMENT´´Appointments´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: How to fill a Senate seat.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Notorious´´, by Ben McGrath: The star of the Notorious B.I.G. movie.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´News You Can Lose´´, by James Surowiecki: The newspaper industry´s uncertain future.FICTION´´Some Woman´´, by Alice Munro.PERSONAL HISTORY´´Dead Man Laughing´´, by Zadie Smith: The things a family found funny.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´A Better Life´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Revolutionary Road, Gran Torino, and The Class. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/081217de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´The Public on the Private´´ by Margaret Talbot: Why Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned. THE TALK OF THE TOWN ´´Anyone? Anyone?´´ by Nick Paumgarten: America gets its report card. ´´Lumia´´ by Gregory Zinman: An artwork´s cameo in Terrence Malick´s The Tree of Life. ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS ´´Alice´s Wonderland´´ by Rebecca Mead: A Wal-Mart heiress builds a museum. FICTION ´´Gravel´´ by Alice Munro. POP MUSIC ´´Show Runners´´ by Sasha Frere-Jones: New music by Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Adele. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Anything Goes´´ by David Denby: How summer went digital. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110622de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Behind Closed Doors´´, by Steve Coll: Bob Woodward and Obama´s Wars. ANNALS OF BUSINESS´´Talent Grab´´, by Malcolm Gladwell: Why do we pay our stars so much money?SOMETHING BORROWED´´Hissing of Summer Lawns´´, by Jonathan Frazen: The author recalls staying in the houses of friends when he had no money.LETTER FROM BUFFALO´´Pay Up´´, by Jake Halpern: A debt collector struggles to stay out of debt.SOMETHING BORROWED´´Sweet Charity´´, by Zadie Smith: The author recalls lending money to a childhood friend. FICTION´´Corrie´´, by Alice Munro. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/101006de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Bonds Unbound´´, by James Surowiecki: On bond insurers and the market crisis.FICTION´´Free Radicals´´, by Alice MunroPERSONAL HISTORY´´Call Me Loyd´´, by David Owen: What´s in a nickname?ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Eerily Composed´´, by Rebecca Mead: Nico Muhly, Generation Y maestro. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/080213de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New Yorker: A Fiction Trio features short stories by three masters of the form:´´Path Light´´ by Tom Drury: A carelessly tossed bottle nearly misses a man and his dog and begins a quest to find out who threw it.´´Coping Stones´´ by Ann Beattie: A neighbor´s secrets unsettle a small Maine town. ´´The View from Castle Rock´´ by Alice Munro: A family emigrates from Scotland to Canada in 1818 with visions of their lives in the new world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/051228de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Oklahoma. October, 1942. Ella & Jim Hinkle adopt a baby girl born to an unwed high-school senior. Ellas health is fragile after near-fatal blood loss at the end of her final pregnancy. Jims mental condition is questionable after a breakdown following a tornado which killed his first wife, their little son and unborn baby, and devastated his house and land. He camps out by the wreckage for months, sorting through the debris for who-knows-what. Townspeople wondered if he should be put in the asylum. The Hinkles name their baby Peggy Ann, and love her from the start. She brings them healing after their troubles. But shes the only adopted child in Apex, their home town, and the local busybodies begin asking if a child of sin should be allowed to grow up among the children of decent families. Ella soon understands that gossip and prejudice will follow the child as long as they live in Apex. Labor becomes scarce as many men enlist. Jim is assured of a job in New Jersey, when his brother-in-law, John Munro, editor of the Apex Advocate, writes to an old friend who now works with the presses at the Newark News., recommending Jim who has learned to run and maintain the Advocates cranky old press. Ella & Jim move to the East Coast, which for people from small-town Oklahoma is like another world. Every day, they face situations for which they have no precedent. Ella often stands between Jim and their daughter to help him step back from his small-town attitudes as they make decisions for Peggy Ann. All the while, Ella & Jim keep the secret of the adoption, and Peggy Ann only learns the truth after Ellas funeral. Shes stunned and begins the process of questioning who she is and how she feels about her adoptive parents. Jann Braudis Brown, the author, is an adoptee herself who has experienced learning of her adoption in middle age.