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Branch Rickey

The man who brought Jackie Robinson into Major League Baseball—and changed the sport forever—gets the biography he deserves.

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Where I Live

A new gathering of verse from the prizewinning poet celebrates a life on the land.

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In The Basement of the Ivory Tower

One of America's adjunct army gives voice to the concerns from the academic front lines.

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The Late American Novel

A new generation of literati weighs in on the destiny of fiction in the digital age.

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The Sorcerer's Apprentices

The world of the line cooks behind Ferran Adria's culinary wizardy.

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America, America

A famed director's tribute to his family's immigrant odyssey.

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The Company We Keep

The adventures of two secret agents, partners in love and espionage.

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A Posthumous Confession

A Dostoevskian tale of murderer, newly translated by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Disgrace.

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Embroidered Ground

A dedicated author and gardener shines new light on her three-acre masterpiece.

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I Think I Love You

Adolescent anxieties and popstar pinups are at the heart of this tale of a girl's coming of age and first love.

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A Red Herring Without Mustard

An eleven-year-old sleuth cycles through 1950s England, in pursuit of a gypsy's murderer.

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The Poison Tree

A chilling tale of crime and consequences set amid the pleasure-seekers of 1990s London.

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Dream of Ding Village

A moving tale from one of China's literary giants is rooted in a scandalous true story of "blood-selling."

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The Lover's Dictionary

A playful romance constructed in the form of a list of definitions sidesteps the meaning of love itself.

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A Strange Stirring

A historian reflects on the ongoing impact of Betty Friedan's groundbreaking book The Feminine Mystique.

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