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Robert W. Chambers: Sentimental Horrification

An inspiration behind HBO's True Detective brings the horrors and earthly delights of the nineteenth century's roaring conclusion.

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Reading in Common

Living with a Wild God

A tenacious journalist takes up a bold new investigation into the potential existence of divine forces and the mystical nature of faith.

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The Speculator

Pillar to the Sky

An urgent mission to the cosmos bears the fortitude of the Founding Fathers and the Industrial Revolution's pioneers.

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University Presses

The Invention of News

The world before (and after) headlines.

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Reading Romance

I'd Know Her (Voice) Anywhere

For some writers, a sentence is as telling as a fingerprint.

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The Speculator

The Time Traveler's Almanac

From the editors of The Weird, an ambitious collection of temporal quests and ingenious paradoxes.

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A Reading Life

The Heathen School

How a New England school embodied a young nation's missionary zeal.

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Rock & Roll &

They Bet Your Life

Reading tales from inside the hedge fund casino.

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Crime and Punishment

The Spinning Heart

A dark comedy of modern Ireland bears rings of ancient greed, betrayal, and murder.

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The Speculator

Black Moon

A bleary-eyed apocalypse in which zombies are replaced by the restlessly wakeful.

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Crime and Punishment

The Deepest Secret

A family whose lives are choreographed by the demands of an illness find their dance interrupted.

 

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A Reading Life

The Cairo Affair

As the Arab Spring catches fire, a murdered diplomat's widow looks for answers amid the chaos.

 

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Library Without Walls

The Philip Trent Mysteries

Why three lost tales of an amateur sleuth are among the best detective stories ever written.

 

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Crime and Punishment

The Black-Eyed Blonde

The Irish novelist brings Raymond Chandler's cynical paladin back for an encore.

 

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A Reading Life

The Broken Road

The long-awaited final volume of an epic memoir of pedestrian travel.

 

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April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.