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Artful

Phantom authors haunt the pages of Ali Smith’s unclassifiable new work.

 

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The Painted Girls

A novel of Belle  Époque Paris, through the eyes of a dancer-turned-studio-muse.

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Life Goes On

A novel of Germany during the rise of the Nazis -- and banned by Hitler's regime.

 

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Lazarus Is Dead

A biblical miracle is recast as an episode in the story of a long and unusual friendship.

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Reading in Common

Friendship in Eden, and After

Revisiting Wallace Stegner's bittersweet tale of two couples whose lives are braided together.

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Interviews

Susan Straight: A World of Daughters

The author of Between Heaven and Here talks about the thin line between motherhood and authorship.

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Magnificence

A mansion-full of stuffed beasts provides a haunting setting for a novel of secrets and consequences.

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Back to Blood

A wryly observant take on twenty-first-century America through the life of one of its most colorful cities.

 

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It's Fine By Me

The acclaimed Norwegian novelist captures the angst of youth and evokes the work of Raymond Carver.

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May We Be Forgiven

A sprawling aesthetic jumble of a novel finds a unified voice.

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The Yellow Birds

A young veteran of the war in Iraq turns to fiction in his struggle to make sense of a perplexing combat.

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The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

On the road in search of self-awareness.

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Interviews

Back into the Abyss: Junot Díaz and Francisco Goldman

The authors -- and old friends -- discuss their writing processes, the countries that are close to their hearts, and the mysteries of love and death.

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Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

A star on the rise during Hollywood's Golden Age.

 

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NW

The novelist maps a twenty-first century city through the lives of four of its natives.

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