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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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A Reading Life

Doc

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

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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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A Reading Life

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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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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July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

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
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).