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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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Johnny One-Eye: A Tale of the American Revolution

An adventure reminiscent of Tom Jones follows the Revolutionary adventures of a young man who may -- or may not -- be the son of General Washington. Read more...

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Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization

The author of Double Fold and The Mezzanine documents the pathway to a global tragedy. Read more...

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Olive Kitteridge

A new collection of linked tales from the author of Amy and Isabelle maps the life of an imposing character. Read more...

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Armageddon in Retrospect

A new collection of early and previously uncollected work from the celebrated writer. Read more...

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The Stone Gods

The author of Written on the Body visits a future Earth, damaged by humanity. Read more...

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Unaccustomed Earth

A new collection of short stories from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies. Read more...

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The Impersonal Personal of Elizabeth Bishop

Liz Rosenberg looks at a comprehensive new collection of her poems and prose. Read more...

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The Wagner Clan

With their father's musical legacy as a stage, Richard Wagner's family mounted a domestic opera to rival the Ring. Read more...

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The Ten Cent Plague

The evolution of the comic book, and its peculiar place near the heart of the culture wars. Read more...

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Ancient Plots: The Mystery in History

Sarah Weinman surveys the increasingly popular marriage of historical fiction set in Antiquity with the modern detective novel. Read more...

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The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History

A scholar of the American Revolution casts a cold eye on recent trends in the study of history. Read more...

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