An annual rundown of books as diverting as they are thought-provoking.
Compassion is the central theme in these essays from the author of State of Wonder and Bel Canto.
The sensitively mapped tale of an affair on the eve of war is cloaked within a comedy of manners.
A girl grows in Brooklyn, in the latest from the author of Charming Billy.
The power of memory and longing is undimmed in this classic memoir.
A long-estranged father and daughter, on a collision course.
An unclassifiable writer looks at how stories take us on unexpected journeys.
The charming writer of I Can't Complain on self-esteem, second chances, and happy endings.
Old friends at the top and bottom of the art world meet in the middle.
A wry take on "self-help" skewers our globalized economy.
A prisoner's letters reveal the harrowing and often triumphant life of a fraud.
Two unlikely collaborators project the dawn of film technology.
A short list of books that are equal parts entertainment and provocation.
A technological adventure story lurks on these shelves.
A cheater's guide to love is also a poignant study of what keeps us from understanding ourselves.
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