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A Reading Life

The Most Dangerous Book

How the novel often called the greatest of all time nearly failed to see the light of day.

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Crime and Punishment

The Silkworm

Under pseudonym, J. K. Rowling returns for a second case taken up by her war vet-turned-sleuth Cormoran Strike.

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The Speculator

Quiet Revolutions

Two visions of a future where language and technology meet -- with unsettling results.

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A Reading Life

In the Wolf's Mouth

The Allies move from North Africa to encounter the Sicilian Mafia.

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Reading in Common

The Arsonist

Tensions flare in a New Hampshire town swollen by summer residents.

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The Speculator

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century

Why one of science fiction's most ambitious biographies proves one of its most essential.

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Crime and Punishment

Summer House with Swimming Pool

The author of The Dinner returns with new horrors, from the surgically sinister mind of a bourgeois physican.

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A Reading Life

Euphoria

A vivid new novel, born from the true story of Margaret Mead's loves and losses in New Guinea.

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Library Without Walls

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Rediscovering the 1884 geometric parable that signaled the brilliant dystopias of Orwell, Koestler, and Burgess.  

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Reading Romance

Losin' It

Traveling back in time to the literary seductions of youth.

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The Speculator

Two Memory Banks

New works of science fiction from Jo Walton and Mary Rickert depict the surreality, suppression, and suspense of recollection.

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A Reading Life

Letters of Note

The Internet may have killed the letter as a literary form, but this collection provides a brilliant elegy.

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University Presses

Julian Hawthorne: The Life of a Prodigal Son

The dissolute -- and fascinating -- life of a literary icon's child.

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The Speculator

The Weirdness

A slacker, a deal with the devil, and a lucky cat.

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Reading in Common

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932

Espionage, obsession, and betrayal in the demimonde of pre-WWII Paris.

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