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The Speculator

Reamde

A cyber thriller disguises a morality play of epic scope and scale.

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Rock & Roll &

Brag Like That

Arrogance—and mastery—in the rhymes of Jay-Z and Kanye West.

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A Reading Life

King of the Badgers

The inhabitants of a small English town respond to a shocking crime.

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Reading Romance

The Great Escape

A round-up of romances that offer a respite from the ordinary world -- and an important message from our columnist.

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Library Without Walls

When the World Spoke French

A captivating history of an era in which the gaze of the world was fixed on Paris.

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Reader's Diary

Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein

A new biography of the playwright explores the secrets she guarded so closely.

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A Reading Life

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Settlers in the twilight of imperialist Africa, from the author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight.

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Rock & Roll &

Not Fade Away

Mining the past for musical pleasures that offer more than than nostalgia.

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The Speculator

The Magician King

The return of Quentin Coldwater, now High King of Fillory, but still a tormented kid from Brooklyn.

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A Reading Life

A Book of Secrets

An Italian villa and a haunting sculpture are at the center of a true story of wealth, obsession, and scandal.

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Reading Romance

I'm Too Hot for You

Can two people find love when one has been humiliated by the other?

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Reader's Diary

Turn of Mind

A once-brilliant surgeon battles Alzheimer's disease. But is she forgetting a monstrous crime? 

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Library Without Walls

Idle Reading

A wealth of recommendations for whiling away the summer days.

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A Reading Life

Misterioso

A team of Swedish police traces a murder to a secret society—but that's just the beginning.

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Rock & Roll &

Making Out Like Gangsters

Four new books explore the nexus of business, crime, and the making of popular music.

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April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

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.