Wilson

The master orator, Princeton man, and American president, captured in vivid description.

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The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

An epic of spy games, intergenerational abuse, and trickery in the island of Haiti.

 

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MaddAddam

The post-apocalyptic trilogy begun in Oryx and Crake concludes.

 

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A Million Years with You

A famed naturalist turns her adept focus to a new animal: herself.

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Claire of the Sea Light

In a small Haitian town, the question of a young girl's fate hangs in the balance.

 

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The Manor

The history of one of New York's oldest manors -- and its slaves.

 

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March: Book One

A congressman and civil rights leader looks back on the struggle -- in graphic form.

 

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Night Film

A New York reporter investigates a deceased beauty and her reclusive filmmaking father, in a story rich with modern details.

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The Telling Room

The quest to re-create a  fabled recipie takes a cheesemaker on a journey of triumph, defeat, and reconnection with the past.

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George Orwell: A Life in Letters

The novelist's correspondence reveals the extent of the burdens he bore.

 

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Brewster

The restlessness of two small-town teens mirrors the turbulence of 1968.

 

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I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

A writer's life in  five essays that evidence the tools of the novelist.

 

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The Art of Joy

An epic-scale novel of a woman's emotional and sexual odyssey, written by the daughter of anarchists.

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The Sound of Things Falling

Echoes of Nabokov and Fitzgerald ring through the life and death of a Colombian drug runner.

 

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The Night Gwen Stacy Died

Two comic book imitators in love learn the joys and perils of role playing.

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Mother Daughter Me

A memoir of familial dysfunction delivers rousing, honest drama.

 

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Fin & Lady

A pair of orphans make their way through life in the Greenwich Village of the 1960s.

 

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Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery

The mystery of a murderer who targeted sex workers brings the victims' lives into view.

 

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The Invention of Murder

The lurid world of Victorian crime and the literature it made possible.

 

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Ready for a Brand New Beat

Was "Dancing in the Street" about something more than a party?

 

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Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

The tuneful life and lasting zest of a sweetly dry wit.

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This Town

A political reporter's brief on the city Americans love to hate.

 

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Horace and Me

Can the man who coined "Seize the day" still teach us how to live vibrantly?

 

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Shakespeare's Pub

Five hundred years of history, in a pint glass.

 

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America's Obsessives

Did our country's founders, inventors, and business leaders all have the same neurological quirk?

 

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A Trick of the Light

The voice of a young man's illness takes on an insidious power.

 

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Complex 90

A hard-boiled icon's posthumous yarn hits the streets.

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The Lost Art of Finding Our Way

A physicist leads readers through the history of going where we want to.

 

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Duel with the Devil

The true story of an unlikely crime-fighting duo: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, on the trail of a scandalous murderer.

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The No World Concerto

A novelist tries to make very modern music out of a work of fiction.

 

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April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

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.