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Cronos

Guillermo Del Toro's debut work is a wickedly inventive revision of one of horror's classic scenarios.

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The Word Exchange

A new gathering of Anglo-Saxon poetry in translation arrives in time for hearthside reading.

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Program or Be Programmed

A polemic against the speed at which a networked world is remaking our culture, with rules for an immediate response.

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Legacy of a Legend

A two-disc compilation collects and honors the music of the pianist who married odd time signatures with hit-making melodicism.

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Lost Lustre

A memoir of growing up in gritty 1970s Manhattan, shadowed by the tragic tale of a musician's rise and premature fall.

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In the Lap of the Gods

The story of an abandoned child and an unlikely rescue is told in the shadow of China's massive Three Gorges Dam project.

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Mourning Diary

The notes of a legendary thinker experiencing, and reflecting on grief in both personal and universal terms.

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Must You Go?

A memoir of the celebrated author's explosive, enduring partnership with the Nobel Laureate.

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A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers

A comprehensive new guide to the voices that carried the twentieth century's tune.

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In Tearing Haste

The correspondence between Mitford sister and intrepid travel writer captures two fascinating personalities at work and play.

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National Ransom

The latest from the style-shuffling artist looks to the music of hard times past to sing the blues for the present.

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Venice: Pure City

A gondola ride through the wonders of "La Serenissima," equal parts love letter and historical tour.

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The Last Boy

A new look at the great Yankee's life and career balances a shining legend against a more complex reality.

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The Blindness of the Heart

A powerful novel of the numbing effects of violence and war on a German mother.

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The Night Bookmobile

A reader's fable in comics form, from the author of The Time Traveler's Wife.

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