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The Speculator

The Long War and The Long Earth

A series from two legends of speculative fiction makes Manifest Destiny multiversal.

 

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University Presses

Spartacus

Gladiator, rebel, Hollywood symbol: is there a real figure buried beneath the myth?

 

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A Reading Life

The Boys in the Boat

How a scrappy team of rowers from Washington State pulled ahead of the world.

 

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Rock & Roll &

Give the Drummer Some

A musical polymath's life in beats.

 

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Reading in Common

The Faraway Nearby

An unclassifiable writer looks at how stories take us on unexpected journeys.

 

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A Reading Life

TransAtlantic

The author of Let the Great World Spin spans genres and generations in his latest historical fiction.

 

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Reading Romance

Closet Romantics

Literary lovers who pack as much passion in their sentiments as they do in the bedroom.

 

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Crime and Punishment

Silent Voices

Sleuthing heroine Vera Stanhope strikes a fine balance between detectives cozy and hard-boiled.

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Reader's Diary

The Unwinding

A look at a national landscape reshaped by shifting political winds and an economic tsunami.

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Library Without Walls

Evan S. Connell: Bridging the Islands

The late author was an artist unconstrained by genre or convention.

 

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Crime and Punishment

Every Contact Leaves a Trace

A husband's investigation into his murdered wife's past yields mysteries about them both.

 

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Rock & Roll &

Voices from a Desert War

Saharan musical traditions ancient and modern, in a region riven by conflict.

 

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A Reading Life

A Delicate Truth

In an espionage master's latest, war is a booming private enterprise.

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The Speculator

The Human Division

A serialized war of worlds packs the analogous power of militaristic SF old and new.

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Reading in Common

An Interview with Elinor Lipman

The charming writer of I Can't Complain on self-esteem, second chances, and happy endings.

 

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