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Library Without Walls

The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard

A not-to-be-missed collection of delightful tales of the Napoleonic Wars, penned by the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

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Reader's Diary

Songs of Blood and Sword

A new memoir from a member of Pakistan's storied political dynasty.

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The Thinking Read

Self Comes to Mind

In his latest work, the author of Descartes' Error reconsiders some of his prior thinking about the mind and the brain.

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The Speculator

Of Cosmos and Crinolines: Three New Fantasies

Three new novels that find brave new worlds in surprising settings.

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Rock & Roll &

Estudando Tom Zé

Why the world needs to know about Brazil's mad musical genius, Tom Zé.

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Drawn to Read

Autobiography of Mark Twain

An illustrated look at the unconventional memoir of an American legend, published, as he stipulated, 100 years after his death.

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Reading Romance

Think Pink

Stories of love that beats the odds, in a series of romances dedicated to beating a deadly disease.

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The Ghost Stories of Lafcadio Hearn

 The uniquely chilling tales of an almost forgotten master of spectral fiction.

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Reader's Diary

The Weekend

The release of a terrorist raises uncomfortable questions about Germany's past, and present.

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The Speculator

Logical Surprise

Jane Smiley's history of the computer's genesis, and why science fiction never saw the Internet coming.

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Drawn to Read

Boozehound

From the proper way to handle Aquavit to a bar's worth of variations on the Manhattan, Ward Sutton follows this charming odyssey in a cocktail glass.

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The Thinking Read

The Berlin-Baghdad Express

The story of a German-Turkish railroad and Ottoman Empire's entry into World War I eerily foreshadows today's conflicts in the Middle East.

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Reading Romance

Not So Easy to Love

When the dashing hero is closed off from his own feelings, can love break through?

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A Visit to Don Otavio

Bruce Chatwin called Sybille Bedford's classic of travel writing a "book of marvels," and Michael Dirda agrees.

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Drawn to Read

Big Girls Don't Cry

Ward Sutton's visual review of Rebecca Traister's mashup of memoir and political history.

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