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Reviews & Essays

Forever Young: Lizzie Skurnick Books

Bringing new life to the teen classics that made "YA" a literary genre.

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Utopia or Bust

Is Marxism the "spirit of the times" for our world economy?

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Rock & Roll &

They Bet Your Life

Reading tales from inside the hedge fund casino.

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Crime and Punishment

The Spinning Heart

A dark comedy of modern Ireland bears rings of ancient greed, betrayal, and murder.

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Interviews

A Song in the Dark: Julia Glass

The National Book Award‑winning writer talks about her new novel, and some old friends' return.

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The Speculator

Black Moon

A bleary-eyed apocalypse in which zombies are replaced by the restlessly wakeful.

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Crime and Punishment

The Deepest Secret

A family whose lives are choreographed by the demands of an illness find their dance interrupted.

 

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A Place in the Country

Essays from the author of Austerlitz offer clues to the inner life of a beloved but often enigmatic writer.

 

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A Reading Life

The Cairo Affair

As the Arab Spring catches fire, a murdered diplomat's widow looks for answers amid the chaos.

 

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Sleep Donation

A selection from the Pulitzer Prize finalist's new novella that will keep you awake tonight.

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Every Day Is for the Thief

A Nigerian expatriate returns to Lagos, with altered vision.

 

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Bark

Tracing the patterns of new short stories from an icon of the medium.

 

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Library Without Walls

The Philip Trent Mysteries

Why three lost tales of an amateur sleuth are among the best detective stories ever written.

 

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Interviews

Sonic Boom: Trevor Cox and 'The Sound Book'

The acoustic engineering professor on how we hear, preserving our ears, and the pursuit of aural wonders.

 

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The Race Underground

Laying down the track for a pivotal moment in Gilded Age innovation.

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