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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The Cold War

Understanding the global struggle that defined half a century.

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Ghost Stories

Tales of terror from Edith Wharton, M. R. James, and others.

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The World Series

Classic reading about the October Classic.

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Trees

Sylvan reading for the season of changing leaves.

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Presidential Debate

From the town hall to the teleprompter.

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Fragrance

The art and science of the world of scent.

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Wine

From the encyclopedic to the personal, five books to help you uncork the mysteries of wine.

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Handwriting

Artistry, eloquence, and secrets in the written word.

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Authors and Editors

Partnerships, conflicts, and collaborations.

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Back to School

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

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Seafood

The lore and lure of the ocean's bounty.

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Elvis

Remembering the King, 35 years after his death.

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Mars and Beyond

Reading to celebrate the NASA Curiosity rover's Mars landing.

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The Olympics

Medal-worthy reading.

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Clouds

The natural history and preternatural beauty of clouds.

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London

Reading to celebrate and explore the city, on the eve of the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Bastille Day

Reading to remember France's world-shaking revolution.

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Old Glory

Stars and stripes forever.

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Grilling

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

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Road Trips

Chronicles of wanderlust on four wheels, and guides for the intrepid.

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Ray Bradbury

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

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Fatherhood

The passions, perils, and pleasures of paternity.

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Elephants

Lively reading on a weighty subject.

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Commencement

Reading for graduates to last a lifetime.

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July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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).