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A National Book Award winner's gripping tale of a music teacher who's branded a terrorist.
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How one professor helps students who've faced death understand what it means.
The life (and near-death) of the Crescent City, inventively mapped.
A new translation brings back a comic classic from the twilight of the Ottoman Empire.
A mystery in the Nevada desert has roots in the terrible legacy of apartheid.
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Wine tasting with two very distinctive palates.
Can the work of a novelist who has made an art out of his alter egos be illuminated by a chronicle of his life?
An oral history of the lives of the cloistered sheds light on life behind the walls of an American monastery.
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