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  • The Queen of Katwe

    How a new star of the chess world rose from the slums of Kampala.

  • "Lincoln's Hundred Days" and "Seward"

    Two new Lincoln-related biographies offer further evidence that we will never tire of reading about our sixteenth president.

  • Object Lessons

    This anthology of short stories from The Paris Review – selected by 20 contemporary authors – includes some deeply pleasurable discoveries.

  • Joseph Anton

    Salman Rushdie’s story of living under a ‘fatwa’ is ultimately a moving tale of fidelity to principle.

  • The Great Unexpected

    Sharon Creech's latest work – a mystery poised somewhere between fantasy and reality – is a true literary treat for ages nine and way up.

  • Tales of two Delhis

    Two very different books depict life in India’s second largest city.

  • The Long Walk

    'The Long Walk' is a powerful, intimate, disturbing look at the ways that war can infect the life of a soldier.

  • Winter of the World

    The second book of Ken Follett's 'Century' trilogy is a gift to lovers of popular fiction.

  • Fire in the Ashes

    Nearly three decades later, Jonathan Kozol revisits the families of deep poverty who have populated his books. 

  • Conning Harvard

    'Conning Harvard' is a fascinating look at a scandal written by a talented young journalist.

  • My Berlin Kitchen

    Blogger Luisa Weiss's celebration of German cuisine separates 'My Berlin Kitchen' from the pack of food memoirs.

  • On a Farther Shore

    On the 50th anniversary of the publication of "Silent Spring," William Souder offers a compelling portrait of Rachel Carson and the birth of the environmental controversies we know today.

  • Interventions

    Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan writes of decades spent pursuing the elusive goal of world peace.

  • Strom Thurmond's America

    Strom Thurmond, the Senate's champion of segregation, endured long after the Dixiecrats were history.

  • Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

    New Yorker writer D.T. Max offers up the first full-length biography of David Foster Wallace.

  • The Art of Haiku

    This uncommon book gives readers a chance to experience haiku both visually and textually. 

  • Aftermath

    Rachel Cusk has been accused of violating her family's privacy, but 'Aftermath' remains a brilliantly observed memoir.

  • Solo: A Memoir of Hope

    'Solo' – a no-holds-barred, tell-all autobiography – has already rocked some boats.

  • Loverly

    Any Broadway fan will find Dominic McHugh's story of the life and times of 'My Fair Lady' a fascinating read.

  • 'Bright Lights, No City' and 'My First Coup d'Etat'

    Two memoirs about Ghana – a country that is easy to love but confoundingly difficult to cultivate.

 
 
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