Books

Loving man's best friend in "The Friend"

Nothing bad happens to the dog. Despite anxieties expressed by the anonymous narrator, the dog is still alive by the end of “The Friend,” Sigrid Nunez’s seventh novel. The book will be...


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Books for Bing turns a new page for the community

If you ever stumble upon a colorfully wrapped book in the Southern Tier, don’t just disregard the discovery as someone’s lost property. Chances are that the book was placed there strategically for...


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Pipe Dream’s winter reading list

Are you spending all of your downtime this break watching Netflix? Check out Pipe Dream’s winter reading list for when you inevitably get sick of that routine. “The Sun and Her Flowers”...


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One month, 50,000 words

For many writers, November marks more than just turkeys, holiday sales and the beginning of winter — it means it’s time to get writing. National Novel Writing Month is an annual online...


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Reaching an emotional high with "Helium"

“Get out of bed / The day has been / Asking about you.” This is the opening line to the opening poem, “Good Morning,” from “Helium” by Rudy Francisco. The slim volume...


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Celebrate Banned Books this week

Banned Books Week, which began this year on Sept. 25 and is typically held during the last week of September, is a call to action for readers to speak out against literary...


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BU alumnus publishes second novel, 'Dinner at the Center of the Earth'

“Dinner at the Center of the Earth,” written by Nathan Englander, ‘91, is a novel about the secondary characters in a story — the ones who appear to deliver coffee or to...


Features

Leave a book, take a book

The Marketplace is now home to two shelves full of books — but instead of merely being lost after the daily lunch rush, these books have been left there on purpose as...


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Celebrating an ode to Binghamton

A lively group of Binghamton residents came together on Thursday night to celebrate “Around Binghamton (Images of Modern America),” a new book by Binghamton local and Binghamton University alumnus Jim Maggiore, ‘78....


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From book-hungry Bearcat to novelist

Imagine this: Tomorrow, you open your mailbox to find a mixtape addressed to a girl who lives in the apartment below yours in a trendy Brooklyn neighborhood. When you go downstairs to...