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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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Reviews & Essays

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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Reviews & Essays

Sleep Donation

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

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Reviews & Essays

Every Day Is for the Thief

A Nigerian expatriate returns to Lagos, with altered vision.

 

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Reviews & Essays

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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Reviews & Essays

The Race Underground

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

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Interviews

Rose-Colored Glasses: Kostya Kennedy on 'Pete Rose: An American Dilemma'

What have we learned from the tarnished legacy of one of baseball's greatest talents?

 

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Crime and Punishment

The Black-Eyed Blonde

The Irish novelist brings Raymond Chandler's cynical paladin back for an encore.

 

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Reviews & Essays

E. E. Cummings: A Life

Was the poet famed for his lowercase aesthetic an all-caps talent?

 

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Reviews & Essays

The Accidental Universe

The physics behind reality may be hard to grasp -- but that doesn't mean you can't have fun trying.

 

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Interviews

Invisible Country: Phil Klay and Bill Cheng

Two of today's best young fiction writers on soldier's stories, the Delta blues, and walking the tightrope between terror and hilarity.

 

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A Reading Life

The Broken Road

The long-awaited final volume of an epic memoir of pedestrian travel.

 

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