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Reading in Common

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Compassion is the central theme in these essays from the author of State of Wonder and Bel Canto.

 

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A Reading Life

Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World

The author of Gulliver's Travels was a wit, a ladies' man, a champion of the oppressed -- and a mystery.

 

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Rock & Roll &

The Cynic and the Bloke

On tour with Donald Fagen and Rod Stewart.

 

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Reader's Diary

Firefly

A novelist makes chamber drama out of Noël Coward's Jamaican twilight.

 

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Crime and Punishment

The Hired Man

The aftermath of atrocities in the former Yugoslavia unspools in a tale of secrets, revelations, and aching suspense.

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Reading Romance

I'll Tumble for You

Love's a farce.

 

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Library Without Walls

The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

The great chronicler of turn-of-the-century New York was also a master of the chilling tale.

 

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Reading in Common

The Two Hotel Francforts

The sensitively mapped tale of an affair on the eve of war is cloaked within a comedy of manners.

 

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A Reading Life

One Summer: America, 1927

Sacco and Vanzetti, the Great Flood, Lindbergh, and the Bambino -- a snapshot of America in one tumultuous year.

 

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The Speculator

The Abominable

An adventure on the slopes of Mount Everest harks back to the ripping yarns of Kipling and Haggard.

 

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Crime and Punishment

The Luminaries

A death and a disappearance in a New Zealand mining town set off a mystery of epic proportions.

 

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A Reading Life

Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

A new biography fills in the gaps in the life of one of the twentieth century's most beloved memoirists and travel writers.

 

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University Presses

Thank You, Anarchy

What did the Occupy Wall Street movement mean to the activists who drove it?

 

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Reading Romance

Not the Marrying Kind

They can sweep you off of your feet -- but can they commit?

 

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Reader's Diary

Year Zero: A History of 1945

Surveying the savage aftermath of the Second World War -- and the carefully wrought peace that emerged.

 

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