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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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The Speculator

Doctor Sleep

The long-awaited sequel to The Shining proves a chilling American odyssey.

 

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A Reading Life

The Lowland

Two brothers of Calcutta take divergent paths in a tale of 1960s rebellion.

 

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Crime and Punishment

A Commonplace Killing

In a London neighborhood ravaged by German bombs, a woman's disappearance sets off another explosion.

 

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Reading in Common

Someone

A girl grows in Brooklyn, in the latest from the author of Charming Billy.

 

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A Reading Life

Ring Lardner: Stories & Other Writings

The master ventriloquist of the American vernacular in all its comic variety.

 

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Rock & Roll &

No Hitting

In Norman Rush’s Subtle Bodies, a  memorial service brings old friends together.

 

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Crime and Punishment

Evil Eye

A quartet of tales from the dark side of the heart.

 

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University Presses

Franco's Crypt

Reading Spain's civil war, and the modern nation in its wake.

 

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Reading Romance

Wounded Heroes

The healing power of love found in deep space, the nineteenth century, and modern homes.

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Library Without Walls

The Riddle of the Sands

Why this 1903 "Record of Secret Service" may be the first great modern spy novel.

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A Reading Life

Archangel

Five stories follow seekers of knowledge in the natural world.

 

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Rock & Roll &

Tell All

Intimate memoirs of New York life and love.

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The Speculator

Blood of Tyrants

An alternate history epic brings a British captain and his loyal dragon to battle with Napoleon's army.

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University Presses

God Bless America

How Irving Berlin's patriotic tune became a shadow national anthem.

 

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