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Breath, Eyes, Memory

REDISCOVERY

Breath, Eyes, Memory

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Barnes & Noble's Discover Great New Writers, Casey Rocheteau revisits an early selection: Edwidge Danticat's electrifying debut....
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

THE SPECULATOR

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

From the increasingly influential genre of steampunk comes an impressive debut novel of 1883: the adventures of British clerk and a clairvoyant inventor. Review by Paul Di Filippo....
Welcome to the Thrifty Inn

Humor

Welcome to the Thrifty Inn

"There is an ATM, which also functions as an ice machine, if you wish to trade credit for ice."...
Yelena Akhtiorskaya on the 4 Books She Loves Ferociously

Guest Books

Yelena Akhtiorskaya on the 4 Books She Loves Ferociously

For this list of favorite books, the author of "Panic in a Suitcase" isn't afraid to get in your face....
The City of Well-Being

DAYBOOK

The City of Well-Being

This week in history: the city of Baghdad is founded "as a center of learning and culture", in the face of violence and uprising....
The Last Person on Earth

REAL LIFE ROCK TOP 10

The Last Person on Earth

Asif Kapadia's "Amy" opens a window onto commitment and loss, a festival takes on hated songs, Jessica Hopper pulls it together and more in Greil Marcus's Real Life Rock Top 10....
The Wolf Border

A READING LIFE

The Wolf Border

An aristocratic environmentalist wants to revive England's lupine population in Sarah Hall's new novel. Review by Katherine A. Powers...
Armada

THE SPECULATOR

Armada

A freewheeling alien invasion of Earth - with notes of "Star Wars" and "The Last Starfighter" - from the author of the smash hit "Ready Player One"....
The Fearless Clown: Erika Swyler and Maris Kreizman in Conversation

DISCOVER GREAT NEW WRITERS

The Fearless Clown: Erika Swyler and Maris Kreizman in Conversation

Heroic librarians, tarot cards, and being bent into a human pretzel: a night in the life of Erika Swyler, author of "The Book of Speculation"....
The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics

POLITICS

The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics

The man who put words into the mouth of a disgraced governor on American politicians behind the curtain: when they run, who they value, and why they lie. Review by Peter Lewis....
Judy Blume: Flight Paths and Trigger Warnings

INTERVIEW

Judy Blume: Flight Paths and Trigger Warnings

Talking with the legendary writer of "In the Unlikely Event" about junior high, the winter in which three planes crashed in her hometown, and receiving the best reviews of her career at age 77. A...
In the Midst of the Inferno

DAYBOOK

In the Midst of the Inferno

This week in history: the citizens of the Warsaw ghetto "choose to perpetuate goodness", in spite of the horrors cast upon them....