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Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey through His Son's Meth Addiction

A father maps his son?s harrowing ordeal as a methamphetamine addict. Read more...

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American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work

The author argues that the creation of the WPA was one of the most enduring achievements of FDR's New Deal. Read more...

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The Ten-Year Nap

Four friends wrestle with questions of motherhood, career, and identity in a novel from the author of The Position. Read more...

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Dictation: A Quartet

Four short pieces from the author of Heir to the Glimmering World Read more...

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Ida: A Sword Among Lions

A new biography of the anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells. Read more...

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Animal's People

A crippled narrator brings to life the enormity of the Union Carbide disaster. Read more...

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Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-first Century

The author of The Shield of Achilles takes on the myths and realities of the struggle to defeat terrorism. Read more...

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Lavinia

The author of the Earthsea trilogy turns her imagination to a figure from Vergil's Aeneid. Read more...

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The Second Plane September 11: Terror and Boredom

Fourteen short pieces from the novelist, essayist, and literary provocateur, on the lasting impact of September 11. Read more...

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Windy City

The NPR host helms a comic voyage through the election season in a fictional Chicago. Read more...

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Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions

How the real nature of human decision-making challenges some cherished fundamentals of economics. Read more...

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Hollywood Crows

The veteran crime novelist, back on the beat in Tinseltown. Read more...

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Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918

The dramatic true story behind the legendary "Lawrence of Arabia." Read more...

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The Fortune Cookie Chronicles : Adventures in the World of Chinese Food

A reporter investigates the myth, reality, and complex history of that global phenomenon called "Chinese food." Read more...

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The Drop Edge of Yonder

The new novel from an underground voice traces mixes an East-facing attitude with a distinctly Western setting. Read more...

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