Antony Beevor

The author and historian on books that shed light on a global cataclysm.

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Kevin Bleyer

The author of Me the People has some modest proposals for your reading list.

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Ridley Pearson

Adventures in reading from the author's bookshelf.

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Daniel H. Wilson

The author of Amped recommends three books that unveil astonishing worlds.

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Andrew Keen

The Silicon Valley critic picks three vertigious reads.

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Adriana Trigiani

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

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Buzz Bissinger

Selections from the sportswriter and memoirist's bookshelf.

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Catherine Chung

The novelist on unforgettable voices ancient and modern.

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Frances Mayes

Three transporting novels selected by the author of Under the Tuscan Sun.

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Chris Pavone

The author of The Expats picks his favorite books of the last year.

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Peter Cameron

The Coral Glynn author attempts the impossible: picking three favorite books.

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Bhi Bhiman

Favorites from the singer-songwriter's shelves.

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Graham Swift

Imaginative classics from the novelist's bookshelf.

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Rachael Sage

The singer recommends three moving reads.

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Amanda Quick

The author of Crystal Gardens on haunting works of Victorian mystery.

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Susan Vreeland

A treasure trove of good reading from the author's shelves.

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Vanessa and Helen Williams

Inspiring reading recommendations from a mother-daughter duo.

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Hari Kunzru

The novelist highlights three modern classics from around the world.

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Peter Golden

The author of Comeback Love on three classics.

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Anna Quindlen

Books worth celebrating from the author of Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.

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Charles Duhigg

Addictive reading selected by the author of The Power of Habit.

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Lionel Shriver

Fiction favorites from the author's shelves.

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A. J. Jacobs

The author of Drop Dead Healthy recommends some improving reading.

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Nick Harkaway

Three imaginative favorites from the Angelmaker author's shelves.

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Jonah Lehrer

The author of Imagine on creative thinkers from Virginia Woolf to Oliver Sacks.

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Kathryn Harrison

Classics with bite, recommended by the author of Enchantments.

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Lars Iyer

Recommendations that provoke and enchant from the Dogma author's bookshelf.

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Anne Lamott

The author of Some Assembly Required on the books she's loved -- and lied about.

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Mark Bittman

The food writer on works of fiction that nourish the mind and soul.

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Kristen Johnston

The actress and author on reading pleasures old and new.

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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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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.