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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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University Presses

Thank You, Anarchy

What did the Occupy Wall Street movement mean to the activists who drove it?

 

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Reading Romance

Not the Marrying Kind

They can sweep you off of your feet -- but can they commit?

 

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Reader's Diary

Year Zero: A History of 1945

Surveying the savage aftermath of the Second World War -- and the carefully wrought peace that emerged.

 

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The Speculator

Doctor Sleep

The long-awaited sequel to The Shining proves a chilling American odyssey.

 

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A Reading Life

The Lowland

Two brothers of Calcutta take divergent paths in a tale of 1960s rebellion.

 

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Crime and Punishment

A Commonplace Killing

In a London neighborhood ravaged by German bombs, a woman's disappearance sets off another explosion.

 

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Reading in Common

Someone

A girl grows in Brooklyn, in the latest from the author of Charming Billy.

 

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A Reading Life

Ring Lardner: Stories & Other Writings

The master ventriloquist of the American vernacular in all its comic variety.

 

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July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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).