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The Women

In the debut of a new feature, Ward Sutton looks at The Women, T.C. Boyle's novel on the life of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Reading Romance

Reading Romance: Practical Magic

Setting supernatural gifts to the tasks at hand. Read more...

Reader's Diary

Reader's Diary: The Culture Watch

From gallery to museum, music history to musical performance. Plus, striking new fiction. Read more...

Rock & Roll &

Bohemias Lost & Found

Does it take a Village to make a Bohemia? Read more...

Reading Romance

Reading Romance: Loving a Barbarian

The erotic intrigue in social mismatch.

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Library Without Walls

Lud-in-the-Mist

Michael Dirda revisits a classic fantasy that unlocks the disturbing possibilities of fairyland. Read more...

Reader's Diary

Reader's Diary: Warriors, Holy and Otherwise

Portraits of evangelical collegians, Napoleon and his marshals, American ruins, and more. Read more...

Rock & Roll &

The List and the Listener

The Dean of Rock Critics dives into the pages of 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die. Read more...

Reader's Diary

The Year in Reading: A Conversation (Part Three)

Six passionate readers on a year's worth of books and ideas (Part Three of Three) Read more...

Reader's Diary

The Year in Reading: A Conversation (Part Two)

Six passionate readers on a year's worth of books and ideas (Part two of three) Read more...

Reader's Diary

The Year in Reading: A Conversation (Part One)

Six passionate readers on a year's worth of books and ideas. Read more...

Reading Romance

Reading Romance: Romancing the Stubborn

Could the most alluring phrase in English be "You were right"? Read more...

Reader's Diary

Reader's Diary: November 2008

Robber barons, a medical mystery, a T'ang craftsman, and more. Read more...

The Thinking Read

The Ascent of Money

From clay tablets to credit default swaps. Read more...

Reading Romance

Cupid & Psychics

If novels are any indication, the last thing we'd want to be able to do is read the future. Read more...

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July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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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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).