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A Reading Life

Flashback

A near-future thriller by the author of Drood follows the trail of a murder through a drug that lets users relive the past.

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Reading Romance

Like a Rolling Stone

There's no more enticing figure than a loner who won't settle down -- until he does.

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A Reading Life

The Crime Novels of Jakob Arjouni

Jakob Arjouni’s Turkish-German private eye Kemal Kayankaya walks the mean streets of Frankfurt with a flair worthy of Bogart.


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Reader's Diary

Machiavelli

A new biography of the Florentine diplomat and author who gave birth to modern political theory, and blackened his own name in the process.

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Rock & Roll &

Monster Anthems

Behind Lady Gaga's postmodern spectacle, a voice of surprising power.

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Reveille in Washington: 1860-1865

Rediscovering a majestic, sardonic portrait of the nation's capital, half finished and plunged into war.

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The Speculator

Fuzzy Nation

The author of the celebrated Old Man's War gives a beloved science fiction series a fresh start.

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Library Without Walls

Tono-Bungay

H.G. Wells's most insightful visions concerned money, ambition, and the human heart.

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Drawn to Read

2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America

Legendary comedian, actor and filmmaker Albert Brooks pens a  satire-flecked vision of tomorrow's America.

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Reading Romance

Secrets and Lies

Stories of lovers with something to hide.

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Doc

One of the Wild West's most mythic figures,  imagined into life again.

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The Speculator

Walking to Hollywood

The British author makes a tragicomic odyssey through an imaginary L.A.

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Reader's Diary

Lives and Letters

Sparkling insights on art and artists are matched with a taste for scandal's allure in these essays.

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In the Garden of Beasts

An American family gets pulled into the maelstrom of Nazi terror. 

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The Speculator

New Masters of Story

Three new works of fantasy evoke a Golden Age of fictional invention.

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April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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.