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The Speculator

All Those Vanished Engines

An iconoclast's tale of timelines in flux proves one for the ages.

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Rock & Roll &

Anti-Rockism's Hall of Fame

A transatlantic view of pop music's cultural triumph.

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A Reading Life

The Most Dangerous Book

How the novel often called the greatest of all time nearly failed to see the light of day.

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Crime and Punishment

The Silkworm

Under pseudonym, J. K. Rowling returns for a second case taken up by her war vet-turned-sleuth Cormoran Strike.

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The Speculator

Quiet Revolutions

Two visions of a future where language and technology meet -- with unsettling results.

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A Reading Life

In the Wolf's Mouth

The Allies move from North Africa to encounter the Sicilian Mafia.

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Reading in Common

The Arsonist

Tensions flare in a New Hampshire town swollen by summer residents.

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The Speculator

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century

Why one of science fiction's most ambitious biographies proves one of its most essential.

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Crime and Punishment

Summer House with Swimming Pool

The author of The Dinner returns with new horrors, from the surgically sinister mind of a bourgeois physican.

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A Reading Life

Euphoria

A vivid new novel, born from the true story of Margaret Mead's loves and losses in New Guinea.

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Library Without Walls

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Rediscovering the 1884 geometric parable that signaled the brilliant dystopias of Orwell, Koestler, and Burgess.  

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Reading Romance

Losin' It

Traveling back in time to the literary seductions of youth.

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The Speculator

Two Memory Banks

New works of science fiction from Jo Walton and Mary Rickert depict the surreality, suppression, and suspense of recollection.

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A Reading Life

Letters of Note

The Internet may have killed the letter as a literary form, but this collection provides a brilliant elegy.

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University Presses

Julian Hawthorne: The Life of a Prodigal Son

The dissolute -- and fascinating -- life of a literary icon's child.

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July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).