Levels of Life

The author of The Sense of an Ending offers a typically inventive reflection on grief.

 

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Dark Lies the Island

A dynamic collection of short stories from the author of City of Bohane sound out the modern changes to Irish brogue.

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The Color Master

Fifteen stories implant the fantastic within a resolutely ordinary world.

 

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Necessary Errors

A young American comes of age in a radically new Prague.

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My Education

Love in full flower can be hard to tell from a doomed obsession.

 

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That's Not Funny, That's Sick

The comedic revolution of Harvard's merry pranksters.

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The Bookman's Tale

A mysterious portrait is at the center of a literary page-turner.

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The Other Typist

A work of Jazz Age noir with a debt to Fitzgerald.

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You Are One of Them

The death of a girl leaves behind a mystery along with grief.

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The Wisdom of Psychopaths

You don't have to be crazy to survive...but it helps.

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Blasphemy

Two decades of stories find universal themes in the lives of Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.

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Cow

A loving biography of all things bovine.

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Salad for Dinner

A hearty helping of recipes that will have you excited to eat your leafy greens.

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Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction

An anthology of short stories and poems unveils the world of 21st-century adolescence in Japan.

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Contents May Have Shifted

High-flying tales of life and love from the author of Cowboys Are My Weakness.

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Going Solo

The surprising appeal of living alone.

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Boy21

A novel about broken lives and basketball.

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Freedom's Cap

The story of the U.S. Capitol's renovation during a period of tumult.

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The Disenchantments

Unsure of what to do after high school, a young man decides to tour the Pacific Northwest with his rock band.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

A lonely boy finds hope in friendship.

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Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently

A new biography of the great innovator is intended for middle-grade readers.

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The Tender Hour of Twilight

A publishing legend's glory days.

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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Falling head over heels at 30,000 feet.

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On an Irish Island

How a tiny island, cradled by the Atlantic, preserved a language's music.

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The Fault in Our Stars

Two teens stare down death, unafraid to laugh.

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If Grief Could Wait

A Swedish ensemble brings together the sounds of Henry Purcell, Nick Drake, and Leonard Cohen.

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Why We Broke Up

An odd couple falls in, then out of, love.

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Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse

A romance between a young unbeliever and a dedicated churchgoer leads to new questions on both sides.

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Feng Shui: Secrets of Chinese Geomancy

Finding the most auspicious way to live within a place.

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Still Waters

At a remote lake house, a mismatched couple dredges up the past.

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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).