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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Pasta

The shapely pleasures of a favorite food.

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Elephants

Lively reading on a weighty subject.

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Getaway Tales

Books that put the "beach" in beach read.

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Royal Inheritors

Royal baby-watching in Great Britain, past and present.

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Pseudonyms

Great writers under covers.

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April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.