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Fall of Frost

A novelist careens through the life of one of the greatest American poets. Read more...

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The Mysterious Montague: A True Tale of Hollywood, Golf, and Armed Robbery

A shady character's moment in the Southern California sun. Read more...

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Personal Days

Layoffs and mystery haunt the cubicles in a darkly comic tale of the modern workplace. Read more...

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The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker

What really happens when the economy "tightens." Read more...

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The Devil Gets His Due: The Uncollected Essays of Leslie Fiedler

Previously uncollected essays from the groundbreaking and idiosycratic literary critic. Read more...

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A Dead Man's Memoir

David Abrams on a little-known work by the author of The Master and Margarita. Read more...

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Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories

A new collection of short fiction from the author of This Boy's Life and Old School. Read more...

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective

The greatest case of the detective who inspired Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. Read more...

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The Story of a Marriage

A family in the aftermath of World War II, from the author of The Confessions of Max Tivoli. Read more...

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Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History

The chief wordsmith of the JFK White House looks back in an autumnal memoir that blends the personal and the political. Read more...

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Child 44

A detective in Stalinist Russia tries to solve a murder and finds that the very notion of crime is politically suspect. Read more...

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Starting Lines: Poetry for Children

Lisa Von Drasek romps through the abundant garden of children's verse. Read more...

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A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade

A group portrait of one of America's most eccentric -- and influential -- circles of friends. Read more...

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Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam

The strange case of the quack surgeon who became a millionaire and a radio pioneer. Read more...

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The Plague of Doves

A century-old storm of violence haunts the descendants -- white and Native American -- of those first caught in its vortex. Read more...

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