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Library Without Walls

We, The Drowned

Carsten Jensen's international bestseller is a darkly magical voyage through a sea of stories.

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Drawn to Read

The Nit Pickers

The correspondence of poet Elizabeth Bishop with the famously detail-oriented magazine that championed her.

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Reader's Diary

Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin

The letters of travel writer Bruce Chatwin reveal genius driven by an uncontainable enthusiasm.

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Rock & Roll &

Dancing on Her Own

Robert Christgau gets moved by Swedish pop star Robyn's infectious beats and pugnacious lyrics.

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The Speculator

Swamplandia!

A high-spirited tale of a gator-wrestling family and a young girl's quest, steeped in backwoods lore.

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Public and Private

Alone Together

An investigation into digital connectivity and the loss of intimate human communication.

 

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Reading Romance

Fallen from Grace

Human imperfections are central to these affecting tales of love.

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Reader's Diary

The Memory of Love

Echoes of Graham Greene can be heard in Aminatta Forna's tale of youth, love, politics and betrayal in Africa.

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Library Without Walls

The Idle Pleasures of Jerome K. Jerome

Michael Dirda on the comic Victorian charms of the author of Three Men in a Boat.

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The Speculator

The Universe Next Door

Brian Greene's audacious new book makes the case for the multiverse, in which everything that can happen, does.

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The Thinking Read

Examined Lives

Does philosophy help us to live well?

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Drawn to Read

Disaster Preparedness

A wry memoir of childhood in the pop-culture saturated 1970s and 1980s, from a widely-admired cultural critic.

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Rock & Roll &

Live Albums

The year in pop music: not momentous, so it happens, but still expanding.

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Rock & Roll &

The Dean's List: Christgau's Best of 2010

A critic's rundown of a year in pop music.

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Reader's Diary

Tablet & Pen

Reza Aslan's new collection unlocks a treasure trove of Middle Eastern writing.

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