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Reviews & Essays

Southern Cross the Dog

Terror and redemption alternate in this darkly lyrical adventure set in the Depression-era South.

 

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In Brief

You Are One of Them

The death of a girl leaves behind a mystery along with grief.

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A Reading Life

TransAtlantic

The author of Let the Great World Spin spans genres and generations in his latest historical fiction.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Americanah

Two young Nigerians leave home in the new novel from the author of Half of a Yellow Sun.

 

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And the Mountains Echoed

The author of The Kite Runner returns with a story of a family separated by war, still connected by hidden threads.

 

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Interviews

When Do You Know a Novel Will Be a Novel?

Anthony Marra and NoViolet Bulawayo discuss their provocative debuts, and the honorable responsibility of drawing fiction from history.

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A Reading Life

A Delicate Truth

In an espionage master's latest, war is a booming private enterprise.

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Reviews & Essays

The Blind Man's Garden

The Afghan odyssey of two Pakistani brothers finds fabled beauty amidst modern warfare.

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Interviews

Voyage to the Underworld: An Interview with Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code's author on defining hell, challenging his hero, and deciphering Dante in his latest historical thriller, Inferno.

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Interviews

The Mind of a Different Era: Naomi Alderman

The author of The Liars' Gospel on making unorthodox fiction out of the life of Jesus.

 

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A Reading Life

The Woman Upstairs

How selfish must an artist be?

 

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Reviews & Essays

The Magic of Saida

A multiracial man returns to the African town of his birth, to confront a mystery of poetry and identity.

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Reviews & Essays

The Movement of Stars

Charting a love affair between astronomers from worlds apart.

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Reviews & Essays

The Eleven

The rise of a painter amid the French Revolution and the Terror that followed.

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A Reading Life

Merivel: A Man of His Time

The frustrated doctor at the center of Restoration travels to Versailles and beyond.

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