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Levels of Life

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

 

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Don't Kill the Birthday Girl

Growing up allergic to almost everything, the world becomes a dangerous place.

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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

The Aerosmith singer's memoir offers self-reflection and self-promotion in equal measure, and at full volume.

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No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

From the author of Praying for Sheetrock, the story of her life with a unusually large, lively household.

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Lost Lustre

A memoir of growing up in gritty 1970s Manhattan, shadowed by the tragic tale of a musician's rise and premature fall.

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Must You Go?

A memoir of the celebrated author's explosive, enduring partnership with the Nobel Laureate.

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Every Man in This Village is a Liar

The personal transformations that result from a reporter's years covering strife in the Middle East.

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The Bag Lady Papers

Down and out on the Upper East Side.

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Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir

The scion of a famous family delivers a surreal, scathing memoir.

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Dreams in a Time of War

The Kenyan novelist's autobiographical sketch is also the story of how the struggle for independence threatened to pull his people apart.

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Making Toast

A family regroups, and grandparents must re-learn old roles, in Roger Rosenblatt’s touching memoir. Read more...

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Backing Into Forward

Jules Feiffer recollects his years as a young cartoonist, finding a voice in the pages of the Voice. Read more...

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Cleaving: A Story of Meat, Marriage, and Obsession

The author of Julie and Julia pens a follow-up memoir that cuts a little closer to the bone. Read more...

July 29: On this day in 1878 Don Marquis 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).