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Rock & Roll &

Sister Oh Sister

A new reissue of early recordings reveals a heartbreaking work of sibling genius.

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Reading Romance

Odd Girls In

Misfits who find their hearts' desire.

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A Reading Life

Other People's Money

Englishness meets the modern markets in the latest from a novelist whose works are marvels of comedy and intellectual depth.

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Reader's Diary

The Picture of Dorian Gray

120 years after its original publication, Oscar Wilde's masterpiece stands fully revealed—and annotated.

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Library Without Walls

The Vintage Thrillers of John Buchan

A celebration of the author of The Thirty-Nine Steps and other classic early modern thrillers.

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Drawn to Read

The Uncoupling

When a New Jersey high school puts on a classic Greek drama, a spell descends over the lives (and beds) of local residents.

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A Reading Life

Please Look After Mom

When a Korean matriarch goes missing her family is turned upside down.

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The Thinking Read

The Googlization of Everything

A look at the company at the center of the Web, and the impact of its ubiquity on our lives.

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Reading Romance

Ordinary Love

Love stories that don't involve titled gentry or immortal vampires.

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Reader's Diary

No Regrets

The passions—musical and otherwise—of the great singer Edith Piaf.

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Rock & Roll &

The Righteous Path

The Southern songcraft of the Drive-By Truckers keeps a steady hand on the wheel. Robert Christgau listens to Go-Go Boots.

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Drawn to Read

Everyone Loves You When You're Dead

A legendary interviewer retrieves an array of astonishing moments from over 3,000 conversations with the famous and infamous.

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The Speculator

The Icebreaker

A  celebration of Russian satirist Vladimir Sorokin, a Swiftian writer whose work is steeped in the tropes of science fiction.

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Reading Romance

Hard Heads and Heartbreak

Stubborn lovers prove their own worst enemies in five new romances.

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Library Without Walls

We, The Drowned

Carsten Jensen's international bestseller is a darkly magical voyage through a sea of stories.

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April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

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.