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The Gift of Rain

A graceful martial art and a monstrous betrayal are at the heart of this atmospheric novel. Read more...

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The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century

How a con man with a paintbrush pulled one over on the art world ?- and the Nazis. Read more...

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Dark Age Detection: Historical Mysteries, Part Two

Sarah Weinman dives back into the pages of historical mysteries, in search of court conspiracies, nefarious knights, and murderous monasteries. Read more...

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The Mayor's Tongue

In an audacious debut, intertwining tales follow a transatlantic course. Read more...

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Little Brother

The blogger and creator of Boing Boing delivers a sprightly dystopia set in a fearful USA. Read more...

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The Bishop?s Daughter

A daughter?s portrayal of her clergyman father?s inner struggle takes in the tumult
of an era. Read more...

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A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World

An intrepid traveler follows a century?s worth of neglected American discoverers. Read more...

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Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire

How a defense industry think tank became the nexus of the ?military-industrial complex.? Read more...

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Northern Land: The Novels of Sarah Hall

Ed Champion on the seductive prose of Sarah Hall, the author of Haweswater and The Electric Michaelangelo. Read more...

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The White Tiger

Our review of the just-announced Man Booker Prize winner -- first run on June 16, 2008. Read more...

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Devil May Care

Martinis and all, Agent 007 is resurrected by the author of Charlotte Gray. Read more...

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McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld

Mapping the next generation of organized crime as a global, decentralized enterprise. Read more...

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Love and the Incredibly Old Man

The discovery of the Fountain of Youth is part of the backdrop in Lee Siegel's tall tale. Read more...

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Is Milton Better than Shakespeare?

An argument that the author of Paradise Lost remains a critical voice today. Read more...

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Letters from Exile: Styron's Havanas in Camelot

Sheri Holman examines the divided soul in William Styron's posthumously colllected essays. Read more...

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