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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 1930's 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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Every Day Is for the Thief

A Nigerian expatriate returns to Lagos, with altered vision.

 

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Bark

Tracing the patterns of new short stories from an icon of the medium.

 

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The Race Underground

Laying down the track for a pivotal moment in Gilded Age innovation.

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E. E. Cummings: A Life

Was the poet famed for his lowercase aesthetic an all-caps talent?

 

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