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The Secret Film History of Bill Murray: 11 Bills You Might Have Missed
The author of "The Tao of Bill Murray" on ten roles (plus one) to catch the unpredictable actor in after "Lost in Translation" and "Groundhog Day."...
The events of a party for a Colombian political cartoonist and its aftermath through the decades provide the mystery at the heart of the "provocative" new novel from Juan Gabriel Vásquez....
A Whole Life
In Robert Seethaler's novella of a man's days in the mountains of Germany, stark beauty and inevitable heartbreak are inseparable. Review by William Giraldi....
Eyes on the Street
Robert Kanigel's life of urban visionary Jane Jacobs uncovers a figure whose most intense life was manifested in her ideas....
Melissa H. Pierson
In Ian McEwan's new novel, an extremely young narrator delivers a tale with Shakespearian ambition. Review by Melissa Holbrooke Pierson....
Marisa Silver marries harrowing realism and fairy-tale enchantment in a story of a girl who faces the terrors of the world through a series of transformations....
Playing Dead: A Journey through the World of Death Fraud
Ever wanted to just disappear? Elizabeth Greenwood explores the fantasy (and convoluted reality) of that thriller-plot mainstay, the faked death....
The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life
Is memory real? John le Carré's new memoir tries to map the border between recollection and imagination. Review by Michael O'Donnell....
Islands of Wildness
In two new books, Terry Tempest Williams and David Quammen celebrate the glory of America's national parks -- and look with concern at their future. Review by Peter Lewis....
Resisting Erasure: Ryan Berg and How a Book Becomes Outreach
The author of "No House to Call My Home" discovered that his book tour was about much more than reading aloud. Profile by Amy Gall....
In Nathan Hill's debut novel, an apparent attack on a right-wing politician puts a supposed former radical in the headlines, and prompts her son to pursue the mystery of why she left him. Review...
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....