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How the Dead Dream

The author of O Pure and Radiant Heart spins a modern fable of an eco-warrior's awakening. Read more...

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Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World

The author of A Problem from Hell on a career in ambitious pursuit of peace. Read more...

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His Illegal Self

The child of two fugitive activists goes on the run himself, in search of his parents. Read more...

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The Reserve

Russell Banks stages a clash between haves and have-nots against an Adirondack background. Read more...

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This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War

A historian tracks the cataclysmic effects of the American Civil War on the psyche of a nation. Read more...

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Flann O'Brien: The Complete Novels

Thomas De Pietro on the explosive imagination of an enigmatic Irish writer. Read more...

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Song Yet Sung

James McBride's novel tracks a young girl's escape from slavery, a decade before the Civil War. Read more...

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Swimming in a Sea of Death

Journalist and author David Rieff writes a memoir -- and a memorial -- of his mother, Susan Sontag. Read more...

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The Senator's Wife

The gulf between lives shadows a story of a friendship and two uncertain marriages. Read more...

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The Pirate's Dilemma

A music magazine editor and DJ argues for the social benefit of illegal downloads. Read more...

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Life Class

The celebrated author of the Regeneration Trilogy returns to the trauma of World War I, on and off the battlefield. Read more...

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Day

The author of Paradise tracks the life of an RAF sergeant in the wake of World War Two. Read more...

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Gods Behaving Badly

The Olympian deities find themselves down and out in London. Read more...

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To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918

A unsparing portrait of one of the 20th century's most dreadful military clashes. Read more...

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Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: Tales of the First Amendment

The Pulitzer-winning author argues for the vital importance of the First Amendment. Read more...

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