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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Masha Gessen

The journalist and author on stories and secrets.

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April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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.