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Lush Life

From the author of Clockers, a tale of worlds colliding in a historic Manhattan neighborhood. Read more...

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Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East

A veteran reporter examines the prospects for democracy in the Middle East. Read more...

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The Forger

A chronicle of counterfeiting and survival in World War II Berlin. Read more...

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Reader's Diary: March 2008

Brooke Allen looks at five books that span the globe -- and the centuries. Read more...

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A Person of Interest

The corrosive power of suspicion, the universal burden of guilt, and the long-lived consequences of an act of violence. Read more...

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Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen Stories

Thirteen new stories take in Biblical legends, suburban hysteria, and Tom & Jerry cartoons. Read more...

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Introducing Bert Williams: Burnt Cork, Broadway, and the Story Of America's First Black Star

A life of the groundbreaking stage performer and recording artist. Read more...

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The Silver Swan

The unshakably inquisitive pathologist Quirke returns, in the latest from novelist John Banville's alter ego. Read more...

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Nazi Literature in the Americas

A fantastical portfolio of literary oddities becomes a devastating satire on the fascinations of villainy. Read more...

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Zbigniew Herbert: Beauty and Digression

Tess Taylor on the sidelong delights of Zbigniew Herbert's travel essays -- infused with the visionary power of his poetry. Read more...

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Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon

What a vet's eye view reveals about the lives of animals -- and the people who live with them. Read more...

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Mauldin's War

A new biography -- and forthcoming collection -- unlock the genius of Bill Mauldin, journalist and cartoonist. Read more...

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The Soul Thief

A haunted, haunting tale of tormented love and the soul's vulnerable places. Read more...

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The Best Sports Writing of Pat Jordan

A collection of idiosyncratic, often revelatory portraits of athletes on the field and off. Read more...

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The Rain Before it Falls

The mysterious legacy of an audiotape unspools in a work that blends suspense and elegy. Read more...

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