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A Reading Life

Doc

One of the Wild West's most mythic figures,  imagined into life again.

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The Sojourn

A story of a World War I sniper's dreams of glory, and the terrible reality of combat.

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Tabloid City

The tale of a socialite's murder occasions a last, loving look around the beloved and disappearing newsroom.

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Miss New India

A comic novel follows the flight of a young Indian woman from village to metropolis. 

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A Moment in the Sun

War in the Philippines, gold fever in the Yukon, and an assassin's plot are woven together in a cinematic turn-of-the-century saga.

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The Great Night

Shakespeare's fairies work their magic on lovers in a San Francisco park.

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When Tito Loved Clara

A poignant tale of love lost and found between rough New York streets and the moneyed New Jersey suburbs.

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The Tragedy of Arthur

A lost Shakespeare play may be an elaborate con, or a father's mysterious gift. 

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The Pale King

Set in an office of IRS auditors, David Foster Wallace's posthumously published book is a novel about boredom that's filled with surprise.

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A Reading Life

Please Look After Mom

When a Korean matriarch goes missing her family is turned upside down.

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The Love of My Youth

A chance meeting in Rome brings a pair of lovers together again after decades apart.

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The Mighty Walzer

Is Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson's The Mighty Walzer the Great English Language Ping-Pong Novel?

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The Free World

In this engaging debut novel, a family's exile from the Soviet Union opens up the possibility for adventure.

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Emily, Alone

The author of Last Night at the Lobster paints a moving portrait of an ordinary woman's endurance.

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The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

When a man is so cut off from the world that even his cellphone snubs him, can he reconnect?

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