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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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Interviews

"Conflicts Are Magnets": James McBride

The author of The Good Lord Bird talks about John Brown, Coltrane, and writing from the uncomfortable chair.

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Claire of the Sea Light

In a small Haitian town, the question of a young girl's fate hangs in the balance.

 

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In Brief

Necessary Errors

A young American comes of age in a radically new Prague.

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Brewster

The restlessness of two small-town teens mirrors the turbulence of 1968.

 

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The Art of Joy

An epic-scale novel of a woman's emotional and sexual odyssey, written by the daughter of anarchists.

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The Sound of Things Falling

Echoes of Nabokov and Fitzgerald ring through the life and death of a Colombian drug runner.

 

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The Night Gwen Stacy Died

Two comic book imitators in love learn the joys and perils of role playing.

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Fin & Lady

A pair of orphans make their way through life in the Greenwich Village of the 1960s.

 

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In Brief

My Education

Love in full flower can be hard to tell from a doomed obsession.

 

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Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

The tuneful life and lasting zest of a sweetly dry wit.

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