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Agostino

A lost Italian novella of mother-son devotion is this summer's least conventional beach read.

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Washington Journal

A year in the life of a rookie reporter earning her stripes inside the frenzy of Watergate.

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Forever Young: Lizzie Skurnick Books

Bringing new life to the teen classics that made "YA" a literary genre.

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Two Serious Ladies

Jane Bowles's radical fiction was as defiantly unconventional as its author.

 

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The Time Regulation Institute

A new translation brings back a comic classic from the twilight of the Ottoman Empire.

 

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The Hunter and Other Stories

A fresh collection from the creator of Sam Spade and the Thin Man reveals a range that went beyond hard-boiled.

 

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The Haunted Bookshop

Christopher Morley's story of a bookseller's misadventures is packed with in-jokes for readers.

 

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Turtle Diary

A poignant novel of two lost souls and a dream of freedom, from the author of Riddley Walker.

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My Autobiography

The comedic icon of the silent film era unspools the drama of a suitably dramatic life -- in his own voice.

 

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The Zone: A Prison Camp Guard's Story

A story of life in a Russian prison camp, by turns comic and shockingly honest.

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