Washington Journal

A year in the life of a rookie reporter earning her stripes inside the frenzy of Watergate.

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Age of Ambition

An American reporter studies firsthand the waxing and waning freedoms of modern China's citizens.

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No Place to Hide

The journalist who brought the Snowden leaks to the world's attention tells his story.

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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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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

A misanthropic dentist -- and all-around skeptic -- is pulled into the mystery of an ancient tribe of doubters.

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The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies

A new collection highlights the imaginative fecundity of a master of the weird tale.

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Another Great Day at Sea

What happens when a salty Brit becomes the writer-in-residence aboard the USS George H. W. Bush?

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All the Light We Cannot See

The lives of a blind Parisian girl and a German radio prodigy converge during the Nazi occupation of France.

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Nature's Nether Regions

Science has been more interested in genes than genitals -- until now.

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American Innovations

A new collection of short stories plays narrative games for high stakes.

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Next Life Might Be Kinder

A husband's grief over his wife's death leads to an unsettling set of possibilities.

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Down the Hatch

Even the ancients liked their bar snacks.

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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip

A dark comedy captures the tension and suspense of seventh grade conformity.

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Ruby

One southern woman's haunting story recalls the works of Toni Morrison and Alice Walker.

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Defining Themselves: Transgender Teen Lit

Fiction and nonfiction for teens that explores life beyond male and female.

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The Vanquished Enemy: Everest Above All

An alpine journey of "howling blizzards" and awesome views, from the author of The Steady Running of the Hour.

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A Broken Hallelujah

This is not a biography of Leonard Cohen: it's a spiritual odyssey.

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The French Intifada

The tumultuous history of France and its Arabs in the wake of the Algerian War.

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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Thinking outside the box of twentieth-century office life.

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Can't and Won't

Uncoiling a Booker Prize winner's tightly wound collection of short -- at times very short -- stories.

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The Little Girl who Fought the Great Depression

Why was Shirley Temple one of the most iconic figures of 1930s America?

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Pushkin Hills

A comedy of Russian art and politics finds a frustrated writer being torn apart at the seams.

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Border Patrol Nation

Life under the expanding watch -- and lucrative industry -- of Homeland Security.

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The Ghosts of Wrath

On the seventy-fifth anniversary of  John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a celebration of the author's revolutionary belief in familial loyalty and America's disenfranchised poor.

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In Paradise

A guided tour through Nazi concentration camps makes for a haunting end to the life and career of a twentieth-century master.

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I Am the Beggar of the World

A collection of short poems and photographs give lyrical voice to the citizens of Afghanistan's borderlands.

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Forever Young: Lizzie Skurnick Books

Bringing new life to the teen classics that made "YA" a literary genre.

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Utopia or Bust

Is Marxism the "spirit of the times" for our world economy?

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A Place in the Country

Essays from the author of Austerlitz offer clues to the inner life of a beloved but often enigmatic writer.

 

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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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July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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
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).