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The Mark and the Void
The author of "Skippy Dies" takes on the financial industry in a work of intellectual comedy and literary gamesmanship. Review by Tobias Carroll
A Strangeness in My Mind
The Nobel Prize-winning author's new novel weaves half a century of Turkish history into the story of an Istanbul street merchant. Review by Anis Shivani
Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age
Sven Birkets asks: is our anxiety amid the welter of new technologies an unprecedented crisis? Or the same old distracted story? Review by Danny Heitman.
On the publication of Mary Gaitskill's "The Mare", a look back at the equines in literature.
Family Matters: The 2015 NBA Fiction Finalists
Tom LeClair on the focus upon home in 2015's National Book Awards Finalists: stories of parents and children, spouses and siblings, curious adolescents and foggy seniors.
REAL LIFE ROCK TOP 10
Think you've heard Lana Del Rey's "Honeymoon"? Listen again. Plus: John Seabrook, Cat Power, Jakob Dylan and more in Greil Marcus's Real Life Rock Top 10.
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
Sarah Vowell trains her irreverent historical imagination on the revolutionary ally who made the American Revolution a global struggle. Review by Peter Lewis.
The Last Hundred Years
With "Golden Age," Jane Smiley's century-spanning American trilogy reveals itself as an audacious work of storytelling -- and a warning. Review by Mark Athitakis
The Uncanny Suite
A new book explores the strange, sometimes unsettling magic of the hotel room. Essay by Jessica Ferri.
Houses of Shadow: From Poe to Mitchell
David Mitchell's "Slade House" hangs new curtains on the ancient edifice of the haunted house story, and a new collection celebrates its former caretakers.
Kissinger, 1923−1968: The Idealist
Niall Ferguson chronicles the rise of "the American Metternich." Review by Tom Carson.
City on Fire
Garth Risk Hallberg's debut novel mounts an epic of love, art, murder and punk rock in New York City's sweltering summer of '77. Review by Donna Rifkind.