Caroline Leavitt

Is This Tomorrow's author on suburban crimes, broken hearts, and bygone eras.

 

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Sophie Kinsella

The Wedding Night author on tales of love and matrimony.

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Meg Wolitzer

Compelling picks from the author of The Interestings.

 

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Anna Stothard

The author of The Pink Hotel recommends five beloved books.

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Roger Ebert: Reading and Remembrance

The groundbreaking critic, and three of his favorite works of fiction.

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Tupelo Hassman

The author of Girlchild on novels which share the freewheeling spirit of her own.  

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Bruce Levine

The Civil War historian on great books illuminating the epic battle.

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Francesco Pacifico

The Story of My Purity's author on dark humor, high expectations, and the Seinfeld of the eighteenth century.

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Sam Lipsyte

Fun picks from the author of The Fun Parts.

 

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Charlie LeDuff

The author of Detroit: An American Autopsy praises great reads on his beloved city.

 

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Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

The authors of Top Dog champion five works on winning (and losing).

 

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Graham Swift

Imaginative classics from the novelist's bookshelf.

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Melanie Benjamin

The author of The Aviator's Wife on three beloved books.

 

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Thomas Mallon

The author of Watergate recommends three classic novels about the pursuit of power.

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Will Self

Inspiring tales of psychology and old Britain from the author of Umbrella.

 

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Hari Kunzru

The novelist highlights three modern classics from around the world.

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Adriana Trigiani

Three wide-ranging reads from the novelist's shelves.

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Leigh Stein

The author of The Fallback Plan shares three favorites.

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Favorites of 2012: Jami Attenberg

The author of The Middlesteins on her favorite reading of the year.

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Anne Lamott

The author of Help, Thanks, Wow  on the books she's loved -- and lied about.

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David Abrams

The Fobbit author picks three comic favorites from the American South.

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Melissa Walker

Three favorites from the YA novelist's shelves.

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Jon Meacham

The author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power recommends books that illuminate American history.

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Scares for Scribes

Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and others recommend chilling reads for the season.

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Victor LaValle

The author of The Devil in Silver picks three haunting favorites.

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Michael Ennis

Three favorites from the historical novelist's shelves.

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Will Schwalbe

The author of The End of Your Life Book Club picks three favorites about love.

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Salman Rushdie

A master storyteller's favorite memoirs.

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Susan Straight

Books about fierce mothers and their children from the novelist's shelves.

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Katie Roiphe

The author of In Praise of Messy Lives picks three favorites.

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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).