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Donald Ray Pollock: “A Better Version of a Dime Novel”

INTERVIEW

Donald Ray Pollock: “A Better Version of a Dime Novel”

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The author of "The Heavenly Table" on how television and the paperback fiction of his youth have shaped his fiction. A conversation with Mark Athitakis....
Rumaan Alam: Not the Book They Expected

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Rumaan Alam: Not the Book They Expected

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The author of the new novel "Rich and Pretty" talks with Mira Jacob about writing against expectations and creating characters who have lives of their own....
Valley of the Dolls: 50th Anniversary Edition

REDISCOVERY

Valley of the Dolls: 50th Anniversary Edition

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Charles Taylor looks back at Jacqueline Susann's controversial bestseller on the occasion of its 50th birthday....
Odysseys

SUMMER READING

Odysseys

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A hero or heroine embarks on a voyage and in the process is transformed. It’s the oldest story we tell....
American Pastoral

SUMMER READING

American Pastoral

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  All this month we’re featuring a selection of fantastic summer reading selected by the experts at O: The Oprah Magazine. See more topics here. Somewhere in the endless vistas of our...
The Girls

FICTION

The Girls

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Emma Cline's chilling debut conjures up the febrile atmosphere of late 1960s California, as a teenage girl undergoes a fateful initiation. Review by Anna Mundow....
“Sort of Irresistible:” Emma Straub and Meg Wolitzer on “Modern Lovers”

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“Sort of Irresistible:” Emma Straub and Meg Wolitzer on “Modern Lovers”

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The author of "Modern Lovers" talks with the writer of "The Interestings" about the secrets to writing sparkling comic fiction....
The House of Hidden Mothers

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The House of Hidden Mothers

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In Meera Syal's novel, a couple's hope to have a child leads them to international surrogacy, and a host of complications. Review by Katherine A. Powers....
A Hero of France

FICTION

A Hero of France

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Alan Furst's latest wartime thriller follows a member of the Resistance working to smuggle Allied pilots to safety. Review by Tom Carson....
Grand Hotel

REDISCOVERY

Grand Hotel

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Intrigue! Romance! Despair! Room Service! Liesl Schillinger reads a new edition of the novel that inspired a film genre....
Flawed Heroes and Lessons in Power: Lian Hearn on “The Tale of Shikanoko”

INTERVIEW

Flawed Heroes and Lessons in Power: Lian Hearn on “The Tale of Shikanoko”

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"If you pay attention, you will understand." The author talks history, fantasy and fiction with Tobias Carroll....
Zero K

FICTION

Zero K

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In Don DeLillo's fiction, words are the last line of defense. Review by Christopher Byrd....

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