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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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Drawn to Read

The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

The chilling true story of an extremely self-made man.

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The Speculator

The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown

Science fiction authors aid the war effort during WWII with fruits of their imaginations made real.

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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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A Reading Life

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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July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

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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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
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).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.

Landline

What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.