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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...

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.