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Late Entries: 10 Long-Watched-For Works

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Late Entries: 10 Long-Watched-For Works

As Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" arrives, a look at other late-breaking works from literary masters....
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ROMANCE

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Collecting vintage covers for a book-lovers' valentine....
The Antiquarian

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The Antiquarian

Peruvian journalist Faverón Patriau's debut novel confirms what we've long suspected: booksellers are secretly trafficking human organs in an underground marketplace. This dark fable recalls...

Things I Don’t Want to Know

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Things I Don’t Want to Know

Few essayists have the courage and talent to go head-to-head with George Orwell. Deborah Levy's response to Orwell's iconic piece "Why I Write" is at once a feminist call to arms, a touching...

The Corsican Caper

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The Corsican Caper

Francis and Oleg covet each other's homes on the Riviera, but who called in the local mafioso as their cavalry? Peter Mayle's prose sparkles with champagne and vigor, in this charming gambol...

The Fever

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The Fever

Megan Abbott took her genius for modern noir to the cheerleading squad with Dare Me, but her latest novel ventures into even more psychologically compelling territory, as a...

The Last Magazine

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The Last Magazine

This posthumous novel from award-winning journalist Michael Hastings is poignant evidence of a great fiction career cut off by his untimely death.  A scathing, funny, rollicking look at...

Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret

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Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret

When U.S.S.R forces arrive to build monuments on Angola's beaches, the locals (including Dr. KnockKnock, a ghost, and a pet alligator) rush to save their grandmothers' waterfront homes....

What is Visible

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What is Visible

A novel narrated by Laura Bridgman, the first documented blind and deaf person to learn language, contains exceptionally lyrical prose from author Kimberly Elkins, and winning cameos from...

Fortunes of War: The Levant Trilogy

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Fortunes of War: The Levant Trilogy

Discover why Anthony Burgess called Olivia Manning's expansive novel of a young ex-pat couple evading the Nazi Party "The finest fictional record of the war produced by a British writer." A...

Midnight in Europe

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Midnight in Europe

Hemingway meets Le Carre as an eclectic array of freedom fighters try to outwit Fascists in the heat of the Spanish Civil War. Espionage virtuoso Alan Furst winds up the suspense in his taut,...

The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar

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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar

An ailing war historian seeking companionship buys a tawny owl named Mumble. So begins Martin Windrow's soaring memoir of fifteen years with his gentle, shoelace-chewing, touchingly loyal pet....