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Real World

A close-knit circle of Japanese teenagers find their friendship threatened by violence. Read more...

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A Gas-Lit Century: Historical Mysteries Part III

Why crime fiction loves the Victorian era. Read more...

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Home

A prodigal?s return is the subject of a novel that parallels the author?s award-winning Gilead. Read more...

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The Night of the Gun

A reporter chronicles his own wasted and perilous time. Read more...

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How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone

War and remembrance through a child?s eye. Read more...

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The Other Half: The Life of Jacob Riis and the World of Immigrant America

Portrait of a muckraking photographer. Read more...

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Cinderella as Parisian concierge in an international bestseller. Read more...

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Sustainable Culture

Edward Champion on the intergalactic ambitions of Iain M. Banks?s series of speculative novels. Read more...

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Grand New Party

A prescription for Republican renewal. Read more...

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Mother on Fire

The question of where the author would send her daughters to school prompts a hilariously outraged reflection on contemporary culture. Read more...

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Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)

How you merge says more about you than you think. Read more...

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Man in the Dark

A bedtime story turns on its teller. Read more...

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Universe of Stone: A Biography of Chartres Cathedral

Exploring a philosophy set in stone and stained glass. Read more...

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Convention Flashback: Miami and the Siege of Chicago

Tom Carson on Miami and the Siege of Chicago, Norman Mailer's classic account of the 1968 conventions. Read more...

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A Better Angel

Tales of the flesh and the spirit -- in which both feel the pull of gravity. Read more...

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