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The Underground Railroad
In his new novel, Colson Whitehead tells the story of a woman’s flight from slavery to freedom — along a path conjured out of equal parts history and imagination. Review by Walton Muyumba.
Friday Afternoon in the Universe
David Ulin on the mysticism and music of Jack Kerouac's strangest -- and most ambitious -- work.
Claire-Louise Bennett's unclassifiable work is a "tumble down a rabbit hole" taking readers into a world where the drama is in the details. Review by Veronique de Turenne.
Anna Pavord's meditation on "Painters, Ploughmen and Places" celebrates the enduring power of landscapes on our collective imagination. Review by Anna Mundow
Joe McGinniss Jr.'s new novel takes on the post-recession status of the American Dream, from a perspective that recalls some celebrated voices of the 1980s. Review by Mark Athitakis.
On Trails: An Exploration
Robert Moor takes a journey on paths that lead through memory and over mountains, and into places where the only option is to take the long way around. Review by Peter Lewis.
Inherit the Wind
Novels from Lionel Shriver and Imbolo Mbue focus on the place where the emotional and financial contours of the American family intersect. Essay by Lizzie Skurnick.
1966: The Year the Decade Exploded
The Summer of Love gets all the press, but in Jon Savage's work of musical history, he argues that the biggest break with the past happened one year before. Review by Robert Christgau.
In Bonnie Nadzam's new novel, a Colorado prairie town is visited by a mysterious stranger. Review by Anna Mundow.
Do we love our friends because we understand something special about them? Alexander Nehamas thinks we have it precisely backwards. Review by Troy Jollimore....
Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
The complex, tragically brief political career of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. provides biographer Larry Tye an opportunity to look at an era of radical change. Review by Barbara Spindel.
Valley of the Dolls: 50th Anniversary Edition
Charles Taylor looks back at Jacqueline Susann's controversial bestseller on the occasion of its 50th birthday.