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The Weirdness

A slacker, a deal with the devil, and a lucky cat.

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Reading in Common

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932

Espionage, obsession, and betrayal in the demimonde of pre-WWII Paris.

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A Reading Life

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

The New Yorker cartoonist confronts the inevitable in this graphic memoir.

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Crime and Punishment

All the Birds, Singing

A stranger's arrival disturbs a sheep farm's isolation.

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Reading Romance

Winning the Lottery

When outsize wealth stands in the way of love, therein lies a tale.

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Seeds of Ice and Fire

Ten writers the Game of Thrones fan needs to know.

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Rock & Roll &

More Generous than That

A rock musician-turned-novelist takes the woes of three hard-luck Americans and makes them sing.

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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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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 Time Traveler's Almanac

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

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July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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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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).