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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 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
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).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.

Landline

What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.