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The Street Sweeper
Perlman's story of modern New York is a big book in every sense. Huge in...
The Snow Child
An old Russian folk tale has it that a childless couple, living on the edge...
Fall from Grace
Patterson’s back with another addictive page-turner. This time, the suspicious death of a charismatic—...
The Ice Ballooon
An arctic expedition in 1897 was a daunting enough endeavor—but in a hydrogen balloon? The...
Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts
Essayist, novelist, and literary critic William Gass is one of our most original and brilliant...
The Invisible Ones
It would take far longer than this space to explain the dense plot of this...
Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai’i
The iconic painter of (highly suggestive) flowers and of the American Southwest spent part of 1939...
How Carrots Won the Trojan War
You might not realize it, but in historical terms, this is a golden age for...
National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon writes truly unnerving stories—and that is meant as...
No One Is Here Except All of Us
This beautifully written debut novel takes us to a remote Romanian village in 1939, where the...
The 20 Best Reads of 2011
From magazines, newspapers and the Internet, the most unforgettable articles that crossed our editors' desks (...
All I Did Was Shoot My Man
Walter Mosley delivers another whip-smart — and wildly entertaining — murder mystery in his bestselling Leonid McGill...
A Dublin Student Doctor
Author Taylor, a born and bred Irish physician himself, has created the Irish Country Doctor...
The Christmas Wedding
James Patterson writes more books in a year (admittedly with cowriters) than most people can...
The Great American Cookbook
This volume of Paddleford's 1960 classic, How America Eats, has been updated by Kelly Alexander, with 500...
Christopher Hitchens on Freedom of Speech
In 1941, with war looming and our liberties imperiled, President Franklin D. Roosevelt reminded the nation...
In the latest Harry Bosch mystery, Michael Connelly once again demonstrates why he’s the...
The Final Note
If you like Nicholas Sparks, you’ll like Kevin Alan Milne. In this story, a...
The Neely’s Celebration Cookbook
The hosts of the Food Network's show Down Home with the Neelys have every type...
Survive Holiday Stress, Hangovers, and Heartburn
Help for Holiday Stress Shopping/wrapping/spending got you down? Try planning your day, keeping...
The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook
The editors at Cook’s Illustrated have compiled the ultimate collection: over 2,000 of their best,...
These 20 cooking basics will have newcomers and seasoned pros sautéing and braising better in...
Cook This Now
Clark’s book is organized month by month to highlight what’s in season. After...
In this quirky, razor-sharp novel, an IRS bureaucrat suspects his wife is cheating with a...
A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
Dava Sobel, the bestselling author of Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter, attempts a repeat performance...
The Barbarian Nurseries
In a liberal Orange County family facing a tightening budget, their undocumented housekeeper is forced...
The Toaster Project, or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch
One man’s quest to build a simple toaster—entirely from scratch, down to pulling...
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music
One of the most influential folk singers of the 1960s, Judy Collins knew everyone on...
A Death in Summer
Under the name of Benjamin Black, Booker-prize winner John Banville has begun a series of...
The Magicians and The Magic King
Take one part Harry Potter, another part The Chronicles of Narnia, plus some new parts...
Spencer Tracy: A Life
This doorstop of a biography has it all: the women (Ingrid Bergman, Gene Tierney, Katharine...
The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes's new book (a recent Booker Prize-winner) is a tautly constructed, often melancholy story...