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  • The Magician's Elephant

    A boy and an elephant yearn for home and family in Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo’s magical tale.

  • The Year That Changed the World

    Two decades later, a journalist remembers the rapid crumbling of European communism.

  • Classic book review: Can't Buy Me Love

    Another Beatles book? Yes, maybe the best ever.

  • The Lost Symbol

    Robert Langdon, professor of symbology and star of ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ risks fresh peril exploring Masonic mysteries in the US capital.

  • A Gate at the Stairs

    Family, race, and religion mingle in Lorrie Moore's incisive coming-of-age novel about a college girl disillusioned by what she sees of adult life.

  • After the Prophet

    A historian delves into Islamic history to illuminate the roots of the Shiite-Sunni schism.

  • Green Metropolis

    A New Yorker writer examines that civic paragon of green living: New York City.

  • Friends Like These

    Not content with Facebook, a writer travels the globe to catch up with 12 childhood pals.

  • A Paradise Built in Hell

    When disaster strikes, ordinary human beings very often do extraordinary things.

  • Classic review: If On a Winter's Night a Traveler

    A sly literary puzzle masquerading as a novel.

  • Mathilda Savitch

    A little sister struggles for a place in her parents’ hearts – and the world – after losing her older sibling.

  • Al Capone Shines My Shoes

    This sequel continues the adventures of the children whose parents work on Alacatraz Island.

  • The Year Before the Flood

    Music, race, politics, and history come together in this author’s examination of the year he spent in New Orleans.

  • Fidel and Gabo

    Two academics examine the decades-long relationship between Fidel Castro and Gabriel García Márquez.

  • Horse Soldiers

    The remarkable story of the US Army Special Forces who slipped into Afghanistan on horseback and fought the war’s most successful campaign

  • Homer & Langley

    History accumulates in E.L. Doctorow’s novel about the Collyer brothers.

  • Classic review: House

    The drama of house-building.

  • Traveling with Pomegranates

    Author Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter seek answers to life’s challenges in their travels to Greece and France.

  • Breaking the Slump

    Two compelling books that take different approaches to the game of golf.

  • Gourmet Rhapsody

    An insolent critic looks back at a life spent savoring flavors.

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