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Franco's Crypt

Reading Spain's civil war, and the modern nation in its wake.

 

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Reading Romance

Wounded Heroes

The healing power of love found in deep space, the nineteenth century, and modern homes.

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Library Without Walls

The Riddle of the Sands

Why this 1903 "Record of Secret Service" may be the first great modern spy novel.

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A Reading Life

Archangel

Five stories follow seekers of knowledge in the natural world.

 

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Rock & Roll &

Tell All

Intimate memoirs of New York life and love.

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The Speculator

Blood of Tyrants

An alternate history epic brings a British captain and his loyal dragon to battle with Napoleon's army.

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God Bless America

How Irving Berlin's patriotic tune became a shadow national anthem.

 

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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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July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

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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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.