Revolution

Uprisings in pursuit of freedom around the world.

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Boating

On lake, stream, and ocean wave.

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Groupthink

The danger of conformity.

 

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Dynamic Dads

Unforgettable fathers from fiction.

 

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The Pulitzer Prize

A tribute to literature's most distinguished award, in celebration of its anniversary.

 

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Golf

Humor, drama, and history on the links.

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American Battles

The life and times of U.S. soldiers in five uniquely chronicled wars.

 

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Dante Alighieri

A quintet celebrating The Divine Comedy author's wickedly rich poetics.

 

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Mothers & Children

A library of maternal tales -- funny, fateful, and forever.

 

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Painting Painters

Profiles of the artists who've captivated our culture.

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Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

The life and times of Britain's first female Prime Minister.

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Gardening

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

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Modern Ireland

Great reads from the Emerald Isle's new voices.

 

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March Madness

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

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Numbers

From Big Data to The Education of T. C. Mits, an exploration of the powers and pleasures of mathematics.

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Wild Marvels

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

 

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Making Movies

For your consideration: great books on shooting Oscar-caliber films.

 

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Abraham Lincoln

Chronicling the president, emancipator, and man of letters.

 

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Black History Month

Five works celebrating African-American culture and the pursuit of civil rights.

 

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The End Zone

Eclectic football titles that expand our love of the game.

 

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Happiness

Reading in support of an endless pursuit.

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Home Life

From cabin to castle.

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Navigators

Page-turning journeys around the world and into the unknown.

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Pseudonyms

Great writers under covers.

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Predictions

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

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Winter

Season's Readings

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Toy Stories

The plaything's the thing.

 

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Seriously Trivial

For the lover of lists, charts, and compendia of facts.

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For 5 and Under

Essential books for the youngest book lovers.

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The Beatles

Five titles to shed light on the Fab Four's lives and music.

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April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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.