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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot
An aviator's memoir of life above the clouds, and what it says about our relation to heavens and Earth. Review by Peter Lewis....
Appropriately Divided: Mia Alvar, Boris Fishman and Sara Nović
A trio of novelists from around the globe talk about what it means to write across languages, cultures and history. A Discover Great New Writers event....
WRITERS AND WRITING
Nabokov in America: On the Road to “Lolita”
Vladimir Nabokov began his literary career in the world of Russian exiles in Paris. But it was the U.S. that gave him his most enduring subject. Review by Alex Beam....
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
A jailed drug kingpin and a former DEA agent-turned-beekeeper face off amidst the sprawling violence of the drug trade. Review by Anna Mundow....
GRIN & TONIC
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The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects
Legendary sisters Anne, Charlotte, and Emily come alive in this "unusual cultural history -- not just about a family of authors but about reading itself."...
Love for Sale: Billie Holiday’s Greatest Songs
On the occasion of her centennial, a soulful discussion of Lady Day's finest tracks with historians John Szwed and Farah Jasmine Griffin....
Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
Melissa H. Pierson
The "preeminent scholar of insanity's ways and means" offers a world history of mental illness, before and after neuroscience....
The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia
The U.S. government's covert past in Japan, China, and beyond - and the dire consequences past and present. Review by Peter Lewis....
Aziz Ansari Wants You to Get Offline and Go Meet People
The comedian and author of "Modern Romance" on learning about marriage from the elderly, snacks as relationship tests, and what your phone is doing your love life....
Just Outside the Window: Christopher Bollen and Ivy Pochoda in Conversation
The Barnes and Noble Review
When you're setting your novel in a real place, you'd better get the details right. Two Discover Great New Writers authors on the place where the art of fiction meets the street....
The Reeds at Runnymede
Eight hundred years ago today: the Magna Carta is signed, marking a pivotal moment of citizens claiming rights against their ruler....