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The Speculator

Burning Paradise

In this Twilight Zone–esque novel, we really are surrounded.

 

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Reading Romance

Taking Me Back: The Best of 2013

A novel approach to judging the best romance of the year.

 

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A Reading Life

Death of the Black-Haired Girl

An ominously mysterious murder in a college town leads a professor into a psychic abyss.

 

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Reading in Common

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Compassion is the central theme in these essays from the author of State of Wonder and Bel Canto.

 

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A Reading Life

Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World

The author of Gulliver's Travels was a wit, a ladies' man, a champion of the oppressed -- and a mystery.

 

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Rock & Roll &

The Cynic and the Bloke

On tour with Donald Fagen and Rod Stewart.

 

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Reader's Diary

Firefly

A novelist makes chamber drama out of Noël Coward's Jamaican twilight.

 

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Crime and Punishment

The Hired Man

The aftermath of atrocities in the former Yugoslavia unspools in a tale of secrets, revelations, and aching suspense.

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Reading Romance

I'll Tumble for You

Love's a farce.

 

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Library Without Walls

The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

The great chronicler of turn-of-the-century New York was also a master of the chilling tale.

 

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Reading in Common

The Two Hotel Francforts

The sensitively mapped tale of an affair on the eve of war is cloaked within a comedy of manners.

 

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A Reading Life

One Summer: America, 1927

Sacco and Vanzetti, the Great Flood, Lindbergh, and the Bambino -- a snapshot of America in one tumultuous year.

 

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The Speculator

The Abominable

An adventure on the slopes of Mount Everest harks back to the ripping yarns of Kipling and Haggard.

 

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Crime and Punishment

The Luminaries

A death and a disappearance in a New Zealand mining town set off a mystery of epic proportions.

 

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A Reading Life

Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

A new biography fills in the gaps in the life of one of the twentieth century's most beloved memoirists and travel writers.

 

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April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.