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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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Drawn to Read

The Nit Pickers

The correspondence of poet Elizabeth Bishop with the famously detail-oriented magazine that championed her.

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Reader's Diary

Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin

The letters of travel writer Bruce Chatwin reveal genius driven by an uncontainable enthusiasm.

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Rock & Roll &

Dancing on Her Own

Robert Christgau gets moved by Swedish pop star Robyn's infectious beats and pugnacious lyrics.

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The Speculator

Swamplandia!

A high-spirited tale of a gator-wrestling family and a young girl's quest, steeped in backwoods lore.

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Public and Private

Alone Together

An investigation into digital connectivity and the loss of intimate human communication.

 

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Reading Romance

Fallen from Grace

Human imperfections are central to these affecting tales of love.

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July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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).