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Crime and Punishment

The Infatuations

Sometimes the mystery is not what leads up to a murder, but what happens after.

 

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Reading in Common

Dreams of My Russian Summers

The power of memory and longing is undimmed in this classic memoir.

 

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The Speculator

Neptune's Brood

The visionary adventure begun in Saturn's Children continues to extend the legacy of Heinlein and other foundational dreamers.

 

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Reading Romance

Forsaking All Others

Divided loyalties can make for passionate drama.

 

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Rock & Roll &

Gypsy Is His Autopilot

The Roma roots and world-conquering rhythms of an unclassifiable band.

 

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A Reading Life

American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith

Listening to baseball through the voice of one of its greatest chroniclers.

 

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A Reading Life

The Old Filth Trilogy

A century-spanning epic of bittersweet marriages and friendships concludes.

 

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Crime and Punishment

Visitation Street

A disappearance on the East River looms large over a close-knit Brooklyn crew.

 

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Reading in Common

Ten Things I've Learnt About Love

A long-estranged father and daughter, on a collision course.

 

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Library Without Walls

Jean-Claude Izzo: Noir under the Sun

Hot nights and cold Cassis with Marseilles' master of crime fiction.

 

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Crime and Punishment

Crime of Privilege

An untouchable political dynasty faces off against a lawyer's reluctant quest for justice.

 

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A Reading Life

Italian Ways

Italy by train is "not for beginners."

 

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Reader's Diary

In Times of Fading Light

An East German family epic unpacks a world of official lies with sardonic humor.

 

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Reading Romance

Everybody Knows

Sometimes the biggest -- and most entertaining -- obstacle to true love is the audience.

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University Presses

Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941–1985

The correspondence of the author of Invisible Cities shows a writer working at the heart of the European literary world.

 

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April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.