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The Library at Night

Memoir, history, and philosophy join together in the work of a committed bibliophile. Read more...

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Slumberland

A quest for sound takes a DJ to post-Cold War Berlin in this picaresque send-up of racial and cultural preconceptions. Read more...

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Before Green Gables

Can a classic of children?s literature survive a prequel? A lifelong fan reports. Read more...

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Of Weight and Loss: Four Memoirs

Sarah Norris on memoirs that chart attempts to reshape the self -- literally. Read more...

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This Land Is Their Land

The author of Nickel and Dimed takes aim at the powers that be. Read more...

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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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