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The Goldfinch

The author of The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a saga of obsession, art, crime, and loneliness.

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Confronting the Classics

An irreverent scholar's take-no-prisoners approach to antiquity.

 

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Knocking on Heaven's Door

Why postponing the end of life makes confronting it even more traumatic.

 

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A Guide for the Perplexed

The life of a medieval philosopher -- and the questions of mortality with which he grappled -- is braided with a modern story of technology and terror.

 

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Countrymen

How Denmark's Jews escaped the Holocaust.

 

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Diagnosing Giants: Solving the Medical Mysteries of Thirteen Patients Who Changed the World

The injuries and illnesses that made history.

 

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The Circle

A young woman joins a rising tech firm with Orwellian ambitions.

 

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Book of Ages

She was the beloved sibling and correspondent of one of our nation's founders. Why haven't we heard the voice of Jane Franklin?

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The Childhood of Jesus

The author of Disgrace explores issues of conformity and creativity through an allegory that draws obliquely on the life of Christ.

 

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Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird

The recipes and wisdom of an exceptionally unusual eatery.

 

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The Long Awakening

A journalist recounts her harrowing ordeal during childbirth -- and after.

 

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Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

Looking again at the causes and effects of the conflict that reshaped a continent, and history.

 

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Dissident Gardens

The author of Motherless Brooklyn turns his gaze on radicals and red-diaper babies coming of age in Queens.

 

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Five Days at Memorial

In Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, one hospital's isolation produced a nightmare for doctors and their patients.

 

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The System

Passing and receiving college football's triumphs and failures.

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