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Sorry!: The English and Their Manners

A history of etiquette suggests its spiritual dimension.

 

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Gun Guys

A reporter's quest to learn of arms, and the varied Americans who bear them.

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Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past

A music critic sees too much of the past in our present.

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At Home

The celebrated travel writer turns his gaze on the world inside.

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The Subtle Body and The Great Oom

Two new books unfold the improbable journey of yoga from Hindu practice to global obsession.

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Reality Hunger

A manifesto from David Shields urges a literature of the remix. Read more...

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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).