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Laura Warholic, or, The Sexual Intellectual

The first novel in nearly two decades from a celebrated literary innovator follows a magazine writer's peculiar obsessions. Read more...

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People of the Book

A centuries-old Haggadah provides the linchpin for Geraldine Brooks's sweeping new novel. Read more...

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Sex, Debt, and Revenge: Balzac's Cousin Bette

Novelist Min Jin Lee on Balzac's masterful tale of obsession, Cousin Bette. Read more...

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The Year's Best Reading (Part Two)

Our contributors select the most memorable reading of 2007 -- both contemporary and classic (Part Two of Two). Read more...

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The Year's Best Reading

Our contributors select the most memorable reading of 2007 -- both contemporary and classic (Part One of Two). Read more...

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The Letters of E. B. White

The life and work of the cherished stylist, illuminated by his correspondence. Read more...

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The New York Stories of Edith Wharton

The New York Stories of Edith Wharton Read more...

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Location, Location, Location

Two new books explore the vast domain of mapmakers. Read more...

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The Melancholy Fate of Capt. Lewis

The famous -- and troubled -- explorer of the West, seen through the eyes of a teacher obsessed with his legacy. Read more...

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American Visionary

A new box set captures the versatile director John Ford coming of age as a film giant. Read more...

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Picture Gallery: Art Books of the Year

From the beauty of nature's architecture to the innovations of a fashion genius, a cornucopia of visual delights. Read more...

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Rhett Butler's People

A new sequel to Gone with the Wind offers an updated version of the Civil War saga-- and of Margaret Mitchell's enigmatic antihero. Read more...

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The Gift: Art, Imagination, and the Power of the Creative Spirit

A classic analysis of creativity, culture, and the idea of property returns in a new edition. Read more...

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Books for Kids: A Scouting Report

A librarian offers guidance on child-pleasing selections for every age. Read more...

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Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker

The life of a president's daughter and political gadfly. Read more...

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