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Last Night in Twisted River

In the latest novel from John Irving, a father and son are on the run from a Javert-like pursuer.

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Rock & Roll &

Paisley's Progress

A country star finds his voice. Read more...

The Criminalist

Tokyo Vice

An American-born reporter working the police beat in Japan renders a riveting picture of violence beneath a society's orderly surface. Read more...

Reading Romance

In Praise of Decent Men

Forget about that smoldering demon lover for a minute -- take another look at the boy next door.

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Library Without Walls

Ecstasies

The fascinating folklore of the witches' sabbath in medieval Europe. Read more...

The Speculator

The Year of the Flood

In Margaret Atwood's new novel, the nearest of futures continues to breed wild dreams and compelling nightmares. Read more...

Reader's Diary

Ascents, Flights, and Fogs

A new memoir from a daughter of a tragically brilliant union; an elegant critic; and the joys of crime by gaslight. Read more...

The Thinking Read

Ayn Rand and the World She Made

A visionary of human liberty or a self-serving cult mistress? The enigma of the author of The Fountainhead. Read more...

Rock & Roll &

A Classic Illustrated

The creator of Mr. Natural and Fritz the Cat takes on...the Creation.

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The Wild Things

Dave Eggers makes a novel out of Maurice Sendak's classic picture story. An illustrated review by Ward Sutton.

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The Criminalist

Falling Angel

William Hjortsberg’s Masterpiece of New York Noir Read more...

Reading Romance

Help, Help, Save Me!

Rescue Me!

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Reader's Diary

Introspections

New maps of the inner landscape from Carol Windley, and classic explorations of the ego revisted. Read more...

The Thinking Read

A Fiery Peace in a Cold War

The counterintuitive history of the arms race, and the men who ran it -- largely in the dark. Read more...

Library Without Walls

Hindoo Holiday

The idiosyncratic memoir of a visit to India, by the celebrated author of My Dog Tulip. Read more...

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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
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.