Fooling Houdini

In his quest to become a master magician, Alex Stone has met some unforgettable characters -- including a blind card shark -- and learned astonishing lessons about deception and perception. This blend of memoir and neuroscience reveals his hard-won knowledge of a fascinating, secretive world.

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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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