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Reviews & Essays

Big Ma's World

The author of I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots on the inspiration for a character.

 

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Crime and Punishment

Carthage

A young woman's disappearance may have roots in an atrocity of the Iraq War.

 

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Interviews

Pioneer Girl: Bich Minh Nguyen

Two writers capture the legacy of  Laura Ingalls Wilder in works of memoir and fiction.

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Reviews & Essays

Five Came Back

How a quintet of legendary American film directors were forever changed by their WWII service.

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A Reading Life

Free Falling, As If in a Dream

The culmination of a trilogy spins a complex fictional intrigue around one of history's great unsolved crimes.

 

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Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

Is the Internet revolutionizing global dissent?

 

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Interviews

Beneath the Surface: Jeff VanderMeer on 'Annihilation'

An intrepid fabulist on the making of his new science fiction epic.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Quesadillas

A Mexican family's comic woes vibrantly recall Greek mythology and the young James Joyce.

 

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Reading in Common

Eugénie Grandet

Balzac's incisive story of wealth, desire, and fraud has never been more timely.

 

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Archetype

Spouses are for sale in the first volume of a new dystopian-future series.

 

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The Speculator

Definitely Maybe

A classic of Russian science fiction resurfaces.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Call Me Burroughs: A Life

The author of Naked Lunch led a life as darkly outrageous as his fiction.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Perfect

A pair of damaged souls try to knit together worlds unraveled by circumstance.

 

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Interviews

"I Love to Travel Alone": Molly Antopol and Justin St. Germain on Writing to their Environment

Two new works of personal and public history from young writers share a powerful sense of place.

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Crime and Punishment

From the Dead

On the trail of  a man who should be ten years dead, the victims multiply.

 

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