Wendell Berry makes a fervent plea for poetry with a sense of community and place.
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A compelling return to the unsolved mystery of the lost Roanoke colonists.
Alan Brinkley looks beyond the stereotypes to create a more nuanced portrait of magazine publisher Henry Luce.
Bush tea and empathy flow in the new ‘No. 1 Ladies’ Detective agency’ novel.
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Diane Wakoski’s skill at mythmaking allows her to spin personal loss into engaging verse.
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Anne Lamott’s latest reconvenes the characters of two earlier novels in a story of middle-class drug and alcohol abuse.
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Short reviews of three delightful poetry collections.
The Americans who made it to London post-World War II found a vibrant city fueled by courage and resolve.
How did Jane Austen become a superstar?
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Nearly three decades of informal classroom chats with some of America’s finest poets.
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New Yorker editor David Remnick examines Barack Obama’s unprecedented political odyssey.
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