Come Sunday

A collaboration between two jazz greats is a testament to musical devotion.

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The Pledge

In a dystopian future, language is the key to uniting a fractured society.

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Cruelty & Laughter

Surveying an impolite world that talked much about politeness.

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Grant's Final Victory

An examination of the once-mighty general's tumultuous last year, 1884-85.

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Losing It

The history of old age.

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Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War

A doomed plan with a momentous legacy.

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All About Roasting: A New Approach to a Classic Art

A savory guide to mastery of the oven.

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Outlaws Inc.

How the world's most dangerous smugglers supply the black market.

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Bocca

A new vision of Italian cooking built on some extraordinary ingredients.

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The Brixton Brothers Series

An homage to the Hardy Boys that delivers thrills and laughs.

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The Apple Lover's Cookbook

Delicious recipes paired with an in-depth guide to 59 apple varieties.

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Past Perfect

Summer love in a village committed to colonial reenactment.

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Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage

The life of the "first person of African descent in the Americas to publish a book."

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Lightning Rods

An ingenious way to prevent sexual harassment becomes big business.

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Bird on Fire

A study of urban sustainability in Phoenix finds troubling realities.

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The Apothecary

Plucked from her California home, a young girl discovers a world of magical potions in 1950s London.

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City of Orphans

When a street urchin's sister is framed, he must venture into the cesspool of New York City to clear her name.

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Burnout

The morning after a crazy night forces a young woman to ask herself some serious questions.

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An Everlasting Meal

A book of gastronomic meditation that lingers over food the way guests linger at a good dinner party.

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Don't Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America

A bracing account of one man's decades-long struggle to stanch urban violence.

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The Isle of Blood

An apprentice in the disciple of "monstrumology" must choose between an ordinary life and the thrill of the hunt.

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Wildwood

The lead singer of the Decembrists pens a novel filled with characters you might find in one of his songs.

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Something strange is afoot in this new novel about a "B student with a body count."

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Perfect

An arresting new novel-in-verse follows four Nevada teens as they try to come to terms with their flaws and limitations.

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The Friar of Carcassonne

In a corner of medieval France, one man's stand against the Inquisition.

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Chike and the River

The celebrated Nigerian novelist's tale of a child's journey into a larger world appears in its first American edition.

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Dreams of Significant Girls

Three girls from very different worlds find camaraderie in an old-fashioned boarding school facing radically changing times.

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Black Diamond

Good food and evil deeds in the French countryside.

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Now You See It

What the science of attention can tell us about the world, and what we're likely missing.

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Bobby Fischer

Harry Benson's photos capture the chess titan at the height of his powers.

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April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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.