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The Story of Forgetting

In this debut novel, both the burden of memory and the terror of its loss take their toll. Read more...

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Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond

The muse goes global in an international anthology of contemporary poetry. Read more...

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Dinosaurs on the Roof

An imagined afterlife is at the core of this domestic drama. Read more...

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The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Nations Rise

Where should the next captain steer the ship of state? Read more...

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

A voiceless young man and his canine companions are the center of a reimagined Hamlet. Read more...

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Prague in Danger

An account -- both personal and historical -- of life during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia Read more...

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Exiles

A terrible shipwreck moves a tormented poet to return to his craft, in a novel based on the life of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Read more...

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The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes -- and Why

The stories of survivors yield insights into how ordinary people can face extraordinary dangers. Read more...

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The White King

A debut novel maps the uncertain terrain of a boy?s life in Ceauçescu?s Romania. Read more...

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The Americans

Half a century later, the photographer?s images still contain unsettling power. Read more...

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America America

A politician and his patron shoot for the White House and fall from grace. Read more...

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Sleeping It Off in Rapid City

Poems new and old consider manhood, travel, and America itself. Read more...

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Newton: Ackroyd's Brief Lives

Peter Ackroyd?s brief life brings depth to an icon of science most of us know only glancingly. Read more...

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The Delighted States

A wild chase in pursuit of the nature of the novel, across centuries and continents. Read more...

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Original Sin: A Cultural History

The complicated history behind the idea that we?re born bad. Read more...

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