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  • Imperial

    For the brave reader ready to tackle it, this sprawling text offers a fascinating glimpse of a corner of America at work.

  • The Original of Laura

    Vladimir Nabokov’s last unfinished manuscript feels like a generous gift to readers.

  • Under the Dome

    This story of a Maine town trapped under a dome shows Stephen King at the height of his powers.

  • Eating Animals

    Spurred by the birth of his son, novelist Jonathan Safran Foer investigates the system that puts meat on our plates.

  • Classic review: Gorky Park

    "Gorky Park" is a thriller that grapples with one man's search for meaning.

  • Raven Summer

    'Raven Summer’ leads two teens to both adventure and danger in this evocative young adult novel.

  • A Rumpole Christmas

    “A Rumpole Christmas” makes a holiday treat for the mystery lover on your shopping list.

  • Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

    This affectionate biography of Theolonius Monk fills in the backstory of an artist the world has long wished to know better.

  • Memoir: A History

    What is a memoir – and when and why did we go so crazy for the genre?

  • Crude World

    On the 150th anniversary of the discovery of petroleum in the US, "Crude World" prepares us for petroleum’s demise.

  • Googled: The End of the World as We Know It

    A look at the meteoric rise of Google.

  • Classic review: The Lovely Bones

    In Alice Sebold's debut novel, the dead must learn to let go, too

  • D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

    This is the best one-volume history of the invasion of Normandy yet written.

  • Last Night in Twisted River

    A life on the lam leads to a career as a novelist in John Irving’s new novel.

  • The Education of a British-Protected Child

    This collection of beautifully written autobiographical essays reveals much about the worldview of celebrated Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.

  • Lit

    Mary Karr tells the story of her failed marriage, her struggles with alcohol and mental illness, and the peace she finally found in prayer.

  • Mentors, Muses & Monsters

    Well-known writers recall the big names they encountered on the way up – both those that helped them and those that hindered.

  • What the Dog Saw

    New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell delves into everything from Enron to 9/11 to pit bulls.

  • Classic review: Love in the Time of Cholera

    A tale of love, illusions, and life's possibilities.

  • My Paper Chase

    The energetic memoir of Harold Evans, a newspaperman who refuses to sing the blues.

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