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Reviews & Essays

I'll Be Right There

The author of Please Look After Mom turns to South Korea's turbulent 1980s in her new novel.

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Reading in Common

The Arsonist

Tensions flare in a New Hampshire town swollen by summer residents.

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Interviews

The 68-Year-Old Thrill Seeker: John Waters

The "Pope of Trash" talks about hitting the road and discovering America in his hitchhiking adventure Carsick.

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Interviews

The Golden Bowl Cracks: Laura McBride and Eleanor Brown

What's the line between a writer's life and a writer's truth?  Two novelists pursue the "$64,000 question."

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The Speculator

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century

Why one of science fiction's most ambitious biographies proves one of its most essential.

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My Struggle, Book Three: Boyhood

An unlikely Norwegian folk hero continues his sprawling odyssey.

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Further Joy

This short story from an enthralling new collection finds curious suburban fathers and daughters searching for connection.

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Reviews & Essays

Golazo!

With World Cup–level prowess, a soccer fanatic delves into the beautiful game's Latin American heart.

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Reviews & Essays

The Book of Unknown Americans

Crossing the U.S.-Mexican border with a family living in the Land of Opportunity's shadows.

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Interviews

Little Deaths: Walter Mosley on Pornography and Fiction

The author of the beloved Easy Rawlins series on patrolling a bold new beat: the adult film industry.

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Reviews & Essays

Proof: The Science of Booze

A spirited journey through the chemistry and psychology of libation.

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Under Magnolia

The author who famously moved to a sun-drenched European villa recollects her childhood in the American South.

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Crime and Punishment

Summer House with Swimming Pool

The author of The Dinner returns with new horrors, from the surgically sinister mind of a bourgeois physican.

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A Reading Life

Euphoria

A vivid new novel, born from the true story of Margaret Mead's loves and losses in New Guinea.

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Reviews & Essays

Lost for Words

A novelist shines mercilessly comic light on the insular world of literary prizes.

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