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A Long Day at the End of the World

Deep in the heart of Georgia, an undertaker's secret refuses to stay buried.

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Valediction: Maurice Sendak's Final Voyage

In My Brother's Book, the beloved author delivers an elegant elegy and swan song.

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The Reenactments

What happens to your memories when you watch De Niro play your dad?

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The Pinecone

How an English church was transformed into a work of highly personal art.

 

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Travels with Epicurus

A Mediterranean quest combines with a philosophic take on aging.

 

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Ghost Milk

London's "psychogeographer" looks at the transformations wrought by Olympic spectacle.

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Seize the Fourth Dimension: The Novels of Clarice Lispector

The "dizzying, euphoric" prose of a trailblazing Brazilian writer, in a new series of translations.

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Zona: A Book about a Film about a Journey to a Room

A critic takes a scene-by-scene journey through a masterpiece of cinema.

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The Cult of LEGO

How the blocks and "minifigs" have leapt the gap from toy to obsession.

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Believing Is Seeing

The Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker explores the nature of truth in photographs.

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Say Her Name

A distraught novelist remembers, mourns, and celebrates his lost love.

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Year's Best Reading: Beyond Category

Our editors choose their ten favorite unclassifiable books of the year.

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Encyclopedia of the Exquisite

A collection of "uncommon delicacies," curated with care and garnished with wit.

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The Box

In a teasing blend of fiction and memoir, the provocative writer turns the camera on the inner lives of his children.

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Finishing the Hat

An emotionally layered, searchingly intelligent musical memoir, with lyrics and commentary.

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Cartographies of Time

A fascinating new illustrated history looks at how we visualize the vast territory of the past.

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Nox

Anne Carson recollects her brother in a remarkable elegy.

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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.