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The Scent of Pine

A road trip to Maine offers a Russian immigrant transportive memories of her past, and a prospective ally in her future.

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Hang-Gliding with Gary Shteyngart

The celebrated novelist turns his darkly comic gaze on his own childhood.

 

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The Secret History of Las Vegas

A mystery in the Nevada desert has roots in the terrible legacy of apartheid.

 

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Wave of the Future: Chang-rae Lee

The author of On Such a Full Sea shares the genesis of his new work of dystopic fiction.

 

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At Night We Walk in Circles

An actor's journey into a mysterious role plays out against the aftermath of a dictatorial regime.

 

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The Signature of All Things

The author of Eat, Pray, Love spins a globetrotting tale of a 19th-century naturalist's quest for understanding.

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The Goldfinch

The author of The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a saga of obsession, art, crime, and loneliness.

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A Guide for the Perplexed

The life of a medieval philosopher -- and the questions of mortality with which he grappled -- is braided with a modern story of technology and terror.

 

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The Circle

A young woman joins a rising tech firm with Orwellian ambitions.

 

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The Childhood of Jesus

The author of Disgrace explores issues of conformity and creativity through an allegory that draws obliquely on the life of Christ.

 

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Dissident Gardens

The author of Motherless Brooklyn turns his gaze on radicals and red-diaper babies coming of age in Queens.

 

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The Maid's Version

The author of Winter's Bone returns to Missouri, to extinguish a mysterious act of Depression-era arson.

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Bleeding Edge

The author of Gravity's Rainbow delivers a portrait of New York gripped by fear both real and virtual.

 

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The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

An epic of spy games, intergenerational abuse, and trickery in the island of Haiti.

 

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MaddAddam

The post-apocalyptic trilogy begun in Oryx and Crake concludes.

 

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