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Crime and Punishment

The Lie

Ghosts of the past haunt a fragile World War I veteran living on England's southern coast.

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A Reading Life

Shakespeare in America

The Bard's lasting influence on U.S. icons during some of the nation's most pivotal moments.

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Library Without Walls

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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April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.