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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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The Movement of Stars

Charting a love affair between astronomers from worlds apart.

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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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The Burn Palace

A supernatural thriller that defies genre conventions and the "guilty pleasure" principle.

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Life after Life

History repeats itself -- with variations -- in an inventive epic from the creator of the Jackson Brodie novels.

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A Reading Life

The Enchanted Wanderer

A nineteenth-century Russian comic storyteller shines in a bold new English translation.

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Benediction

A view of the Colorado landscape and a family's new horizon.

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Speedboat

A long-out-of-print gem of wry postmodernism returns.

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Ten White Geese

A Welsh farmhouse offers a garden of earthly delights.

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Middle C

Why the eighty-eight-year old novelist's new work reads like a debut.

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Interviews

Working Woman: An Interview with Marisa Silver

The author of Mary Coin on photography, teenagers, and writing a new kind of biography.

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Interviews

The Participant Reader: Mohsin Hamid

The author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia discusses his choice of a narrative point of view.

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Crime and Punishment

Harvest

Violent reckoning strikes a secluded and secretive eighteenth-century village.

 

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See Now Then

A family's domestic drama carries the magnitude of Greek myth.

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