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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Lee Child

Three thrillers by guys named Joe picked by a master of the genre.

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Madeline Miller

The author of The Song of Achilles picks three favorites that have lingered in her imagination.

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Dustin Thomason

Three favorites from the 12.21 author's shelves.

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Lizz Winstead

The co-creator of The Daily Show picks three favorites.

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Laura Moriarty

The author of The Chaperone chooses her three favorite works of historical fiction.

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Tana French

The mystery author picks three favorites.

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Marcus Samuelsson

Flavorful reading from the chef's shelves -- and kitchen.

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Jenny Lawson

The Bloggess recommends three books to remind readers of the darker side of life.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Reading favorites selected by the singer-songwriter.

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Mark Haddon

Mind-expanding reading from the novelists bookshelf.

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Shawn Colvin

The singer-songwriter recommends three favorites.

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Paul French

The author of Midnight in Peking on masterpieces of true crime writing.

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Linda Fairstein

Three classics from the bestselling author's bookshelf.

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April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

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

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The People's Platform

Why is the Internet - once touted as the democratizer of the future - ruled by a few corporate giants, while countless aspirants work for free? Astra Taylor diagnoses why the web has failed to be a utopian playing field, and offers compelling ways we can diversify the marketplace and give voice to the marginalized.

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.

The Promise of Hope

Killed last year in the infamous terror attack at Nairobi's Westgate mall, Kofi Awoonor was a national treasure in his native Ghana.  His career began in 1964 with Rediscovery, and this magnum opus serves as a tribute to his entire long journey charting his beloved nation's course through his accomplished poetry.