Cycling

As the Tour de France closes, we spin through the best books on bikes.

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Surveillance

Keep a close watch on these stories of observation.

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The Call of the Grill

Essential guides to the great cuisine of the American summer.

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Before "Mad Men"

Reading the era that gave us the Art of the Sell.

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Wild Marvels

Charting the most unusual creatures inhabiting our sea, earth, and sky.

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Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

Essential reading from -- and about --  the master storyteller.

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Happiness

Reading in support of an endless pursuit.

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Hoaxes, Frauds, and Con Men

A cavalcade of diverting deceptions.

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March Madness

A reading list to celebrate college basketball's annual apex.

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Gardening

A cultivated patch of fertile plots and well-tended prose.

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Raymond Chandler

The life, work, and legacy of the man behind Marlowe.

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New Orleans

Reading an amazing city, from the French Quarter to the bayou.

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Make This Movie

Stories ready to be brought to the silver screen.

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Missions to Mars

Book your flight today.

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True Love Stories

Love is real.

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Reading the Games

Stories that go for the gold.

 

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Winter Escapes

Heat-seeking reads for arctic conditions.

 

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The Civil Rights Movement

Remembering and celebrating voices raised in protest.

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Subzero Reading

Books that keep the cold on the page.

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Predictions

Dreamers of the world to come, and their (not always accurate) visions of tomorrow.

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Ghost Stories

Tales of terror just in time for Halloween.

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The World Series

Classic reading about the October Classic.

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Ernest Hemingway

Readings that explore and celebrate the writer's career.

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Congress in Crisis

Does a government shutdown offer more time to read?

 

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The Cold War

Understanding the global struggle that defined half a century.

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The Hospital

Riveting tales of modern medicine.

 

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Vanishings

Now you see them, now you don't.

 

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Back to School

The art, science, and struggle of teaching and learning.

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Tennis

Literary power serves.

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Grilling

Tips, techniques, and tasty recipes for amateurs, experts, and connoisseurs.

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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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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
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.