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by Kate Atkinson
The stunning companion to Life After Life. The dramatic story of the 20th Century through Ursula's younger brother Teddy as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world.
by Sally Mann
A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann.
by Anne Enright
From Man Booker-winner Anne Enright comes a shattering novel set in a small town on Ireland's Atlantic coast. A tale of family and fracture, compassion and selfishness.
by Sarai Walker
Dietland is a bold, original, and funny debut novel that takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight loss obsession—from the inside out, and with fists flying.
by David McCullough
Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.
by David Brooks
Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, The Road to Character provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth.
by Nell Zink
A sharply observed, mordantly funny, and startlingly original novel from an unconventional new voice about the making and unmaking of the American family that lays bare all of our assumptions about race and racism, sexuality and desire.
by Paolo Bacigalupi
A near-future thriller that casts new light on how we live today—and what may be in store for us tomorrow. A timely novel about the world’s most powerful resource.
by Dean Jobb
The incredible story of Leo Koretz – a master swindler who seduced Chicago during the height of the roaring twenties. A rip-roaring tale of greed, financial corruption, dirty politics and deceit.
by Mark Schatzker
A lively and important argument from an award-winning journalist proving that the key to reversing America’s health crisis lies in the overlooked link between nutrition and flavor.
Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai was awarded the Man Book International Prize, with a prize of over $90,000 USD. Though not well known in the UK or US, Krasznahorkai has been compared to Franz Kafka and Samuel Becket.
Mathematician John Nash died on May 23rd in a car crash. Nash is the subject of Sylvia Nasar’s celebrated biography A Beautiful Mind, which was adapted into a film starring Russell Crowe.
It's a bookstore mystery. Owners of The Captain's Bookshelf in North Carolina opened up their bookstore last month to find the poetry section had been tampered with and that a signed first edition of a Billy Collins’ poetry book had been blasted with a shotgun.
On the hunt of a summer reading list? Look no further – Bill Gates has you covered with a list that ranges from comics to statistics.
The contents of Osama Bin Laden’s bookshelf have been revealed, including several English language books, The LA Time Jacket Copy reports.
"Reading the novel in 93-degree March weather while L.A. newscasts warned of water rationing and extended drought, I felt the hot panting breath of the desert on my nape and I shivered, hoping that Bacigalupi's vision of the future won't be ours," wrote Denise Hamilton in a recent review of The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi.
The Paris Review has launched a new video series titled "My First Time". In it, writers discuss the trials of writing and publishing that first novel, that first play, that first book of poems.