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Nothing to Be Frightened Of

The novelist peeks into the land of the dead -- while he still has time. Read more...

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The Forever War

A report from the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq. Read more...

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A Manuscript of Ashes

A literary mystery haunted by the legacy of the Spanish Civil War. Read more...

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Anathem

A society of scientist-monks is at the heart of the new saga from the author of Cryptonomicon. Read more...

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Like Eating a Stone: Surviving the Past in Bosnia

A journey through the aftermath of war and atrocity in Bosnia. Read more...

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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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Grand New Party

A prescription for Republican renewal. 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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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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