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Firefly

Firefly

By JANETTE JENKINS

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

Posted by × November 12, 2013 ×

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The First Muslim

The First Muslim

By LESLEY HAZLETON

Is it possible to write the mind of a prophet?

Posted by × March 6, 2013 ×

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Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

By IAN McEWAN

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

Posted by × November 15, 2012 ×

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George Orwell: Diaries

George Orwell: Diaries

Edited by PETER DAVISON; Introduction by CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

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

Posted by × August 29, 2012 ×

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Ride a Cockhorse

Ride a Cockhorse

By RAYMOND KENNEDY

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

Posted by × June 19, 2012 ×

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Pale Blue Ink in a Lady’s Hand

Pale Blue Ink in a Lady’s Hand

By FRANZ WERFEL

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

Posted by × May 25, 2012 ×

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How It All Began

How It All Began

By PENELOPE LIVELY

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

Posted by × April 9, 2012 ×

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If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

By LUCY WORSLEY

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

Posted by × February 28, 2012 ×

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Tolstoy: A Russian Life

Tolstoy: A Russian Life

By ROSAMUND BARTLETT

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

Posted by × January 11, 2012 ×

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The Forgotten Waltz

The Forgotten Waltz

By ANNE ENRIGHT

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

Posted by × November 4, 2011 ×

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

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

By JULIE SALAMON

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

Posted by × August 26, 2011 ×

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Turn of Mind

Turn of Mind

By ALICE LAPLANTE

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

Posted by × July 28, 2011 ×

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A Life Like Other People’s

A Life Like Other People’s

By ALAN BENNETT

The acclaimed British playwright details the shyness and madness that were his family inheritance.

Posted by × September 17, 2010 ×

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The Fall of the House of Walworth

The Fall of the House of Walworth

By GEOFFREY O'BRIEN

A true-life tale of madness, scandal, and murder in Gilded Age New York.

Posted by × July 27, 2010 ×

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Nine Lives

Nine Lives

By WILLIAM DALRYMPLE

An acclaimed travel writer and history explores the enduring religious inheritance of India through fascinating portraits of nine individuals.

Posted by × June 28, 2010 ×