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Firefly

Reviews & Essays

Firefly

A novelist makes chamber drama out of Noël Coward's Jamaican twilight.

The First Muslim

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The First Muslim

Is it possible to write the mind of a prophet?

Sweet Tooth

Reviews & Essays

Sweet Tooth

The author of Atonement launches a tale of narrative deception from the spy games of a dying Cold War.

George Orwell: Diaries

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George Orwell: Diaries

The journals of one of the twentieth century's most powerful voices contain the seeds of the ideas his books explored.

Ride a Cockhorse

Reviews & Essays

Ride a Cockhorse

Raymond Kennedy's ribald comedy pinned a satire of late-1980s excess on a small-town banker's sudden mania.

Pale Blue Ink in a Lady’s Hand

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Pale Blue Ink in a Lady’s Hand

A fresh translation of a classic novel unveils an Austrian life overshadowed by the rise of fascism.

How It All Began

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How It All Began

A delicate network -- and a vulnerability to chaos -- connect the characters in this thoughtful comedy.

If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

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If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

The history of domestic life, the author argues, tells the story of our deepest secrets.

Tolstoy: A Russian Life

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Tolstoy: A Russian Life

A new life of the writer focuses on Tolstoy's place in a changing Russian society.

The Forgotten Waltz

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The Forgotten Waltz

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Gathering comes a new novel that reckons the cost of love.

Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein

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Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein

A new biography of the playwright explores the secrets she guarded so closely.

Turn of Mind

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Turn of Mind

A once-brilliant surgeon battles Alzheimer's disease. But is she forgetting a monstrous crime?