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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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The Speculator

The Long War and The Long Earth

A series from two legends of speculative fiction makes Manifest Destiny multiversal.

 

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University Presses

Spartacus

Gladiator, rebel, Hollywood symbol: is there a real figure buried beneath the myth?

 

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A Reading Life

The Boys in the Boat

How a scrappy team of rowers from Washington State pulled ahead of the world.

 

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Rock & Roll &

Give the Drummer Some

A musical polymath's life in beats.

 

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Reading in Common

The Faraway Nearby

An unclassifiable writer looks at how stories take us on unexpected journeys.

 

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A Reading Life

TransAtlantic

The author of Let the Great World Spin spans genres and generations in his latest historical fiction.

 

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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).