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More NYT Books Coverage

For some reason there’s been a boatload of books-related coverage at the New York Times, including:

  • Paul Vitello on a long-standing book club in Long Island
  • Dwight Garner celebrating Mary McCarthy‘s birthday
  • And the obligatory annoying review from Janet Maslin that gives away a big fat spoiler that doesn’t even come into play in the book till about, oh, 300 pages in. Gee thanks, Lady Maslin.
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    Summer’s Fiction Logjam

    Former Dallas Morning News book critic Jerome Weeks brings to light what may seem like a major upcoming headache for both book editors and publishers: a plethora of major literary works crammed together between April and June. “There are so many significant authors with novels coming out in the space of about 9 weeks that when I proposed reviewing Don DeLillo‘s post-9/11 novel, FALLING MAN, to one editor, I was told there was already too many fiction reviews booked for May through June,” Weeks explained. “When DeLillo can’t catch a break, you know it’s crunch time.”

    No kidding, what with impending releases by Nathan Englander, Haruki Murakami, Michael Chabon, Michael Ondaatje, Susanna Moore, Armistead Maupin, Chuck Palahniuk and Khaled Hosseini. But the craziest publishing day for fiction has to be June 5, as new bestseller staples by Clive Cussler, Robert B.Parker, Jeffery Deaver, Laurell K. Hamilton, Ann Brashares and Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin are released that Tuesday. Calling it a dogfight is probably an understatement…