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New Beauty Myths

A pair of Young Adult novels challenge conventional definitions of good looks, confidence, and star power.

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Compulsive Reading: Young Adult Fiction in 2012

A  reader looks back over a trailblazing year in novels for teens.

 

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Visionary Births

Three authors of fantasy and science-fiction for young readers take on the future of motherhood.

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The Tillerman Cycle

Cynthia Voigt's powerful classics follow a group of siblings who remake their family through a timeless story of love, struggle, and adventure.

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Gone, Gone, Gone

Buffeted by tragedies -- personal and national -- two teens try to find love.

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Between the Lines

Love leaps off the page.

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Hidden Talents: Summer Thrillers for Teens

School's out, and adventure's in.

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The Drowned Cities

The author returns to the world of Ship Breaker, and a young woman's encounter with the dogs of war.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

A story of friendship and tragedy lightened by quirky humor.

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Carrying Costs

Two new books grapple with teen pregnancy, practicality, and prejudice.

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April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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.