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The Stories of Jane Gardam

The novelist's short fiction could prove as immersive as her award-winning longer works.

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Invisibles

How behind-the-scenes experts and artists defy a culture of narcissism.

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Death and Maslow

The author of Ruby on teaching Los Angeles' at-risk youth how to tell their own stories.

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I'm Gone

The story of a gallery owner's life is a study in surfaces.

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Dictionary of Untranslatables

From Abstraction to Welt, a new lexicon attempts to corral some truly Big Words.

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Bumblebees in the Balance

What's the buzz? A lively conservationist explains the beauty - and necessity - of our black-and-gold companions.

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I'll Be Right There

The author of Please Look After Mom turns to South Korea's turbulent 1980s in her new novel.

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My Struggle, Book Three: Boyhood

An unlikely Norwegian folk hero continues his sprawling odyssey.

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Further Joy

This short story from an enthralling new collection finds curious suburban fathers and daughters searching for connection.

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Golazo!

With World Cup–level prowess, a soccer fanatic delves into the beautiful game's Latin American heart.

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The Book of Unknown Americans

Crossing the U.S.-Mexican border with a family living in the Land of Opportunity's shadows.

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Proof: The Science of Booze

A spirited journey through the chemistry and psychology of libation.

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Under Magnolia

The author who famously moved to a sun-drenched European villa recollects her childhood in the American South.

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Lost for Words

A novelist shines mercilessly comic light on the insular world of literary prizes.

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The Humor Code

A doctor and a journalist span the globe to learn why we laugh.

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