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More Curious

Why the ghost of Dostoyevsky haunts the desert city of Marfa, Texas.

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Further Joy

This short story from an enthralling new collection finds curious suburban fathers and daughters searching for connection.

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Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy

A Bangladeshi garment worker turned labor organizer tells her own story.

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Sleep Donation

A selection from the Pulitzer Prize finalist's new novella that will keep you awake tonight.

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The Parthenon Enigma

What can new analysis teach us about the secret history of a 2,500-year old monument?

 

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Stanley Elkin: E-Book Lazarus

From a new collection of literary criticism comes the acerbic growl of a fiery comic mind.

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The Last Men on Top: Breadwinners

A feminist takes a probing look at the Mad Men generation.

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From Gooroo's Pro-Magnon Kitchen

Hunting locally, gathering sustainably—foraging with the future of mankind in mind.

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July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

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).