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Reading in Common

Boy, Snow, Bird

Ancient stories entwine with twenty-first-century themes in Helen Oyeyemi's fiction.

 

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Reading Romance

SF (Not) Seeking M

These women are looking for anything but love.

 

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Crime and Punishment

Carthage

A young woman's disappearance may have roots in an atrocity of the Iraq War.

 

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A Reading Life

Free Falling, As If in a Dream

The culmination of a trilogy spins a complex fictional intrigue around one of history's great unsolved crimes.

 

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Reading in Common

Eugénie Grandet

Balzac's incisive story of wealth, desire, and fraud has never been more timely.

 

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The Speculator

Definitely Maybe

A classic of Russian science fiction resurfaces.

 

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Crime and Punishment

From the Dead

On the trail of  a man who should be ten years dead, the victims multiply.

 

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A Reading Life

An Officer and a Spy

The author of Fatherland and Pompeii sets his time machine for the Paris of the Dreyfus Affair.

 

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Reading Romance

Parting Shots

Why the most exciting moment in a romance is also the toughest.

 

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A Reading Life

Flight by Elephant

A true story of escape and survival in World War II Burma is also a tale of pachyderm heroism.

 

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Rock & Roll &

The 2013 Dean's List

An annual, opinionated rundown of the best of a year in listening.

 

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Rock & Roll &

The Consensus Has Consequences

Our listener-in-residence on his year in music.

 

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The Speculator

The Crane Wife

A novel based on a Japanese folktale traces a journey of redemptive magic, art, and love.

 

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Crime and Punishment

Apple Tree Yard

Crimes of the heart throw a perceptive woman into a suspenseful courtroom drama.

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Reading in Common

Brown Dog

The adventures of Jim Harrison's "wonderful backwoods nitwit" are collected in one rollicking set of linked tales.

 

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