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Berlin Alexanderplatz

REDISCOVERY

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Reviewed by Christopher Byrd ×

Why Alfred Döblin's portrait of a restive German capital between the wars speaks urgently today.
The B&N Podcast: Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "After Anna" joins us to talk about the issues at the heart of her suspenseful new novel-- and for a chat with her daughter.
Neruda: The Poet’s Calling

LIVES

Neruda: The Poet’s Calling

Reviewed by Hamilton Cain ×

A new life of Chile's poetic titan examines not only a career of genius but a darker personal history as well.
The B&N Podcast: Michio Kaku

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Michio Kaku

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Is the settlement of Mars a pipe dream? The author of "The Future of Humanity" tells us why he thinks otherwise....
Awayland: Stories

SHORT STORIES

Awayland: Stories

Reviewed by David L. Ulin ×

Blurred lines -- between fantasy and reality, fairy tale and modern story -- abound in Ramona Ausubel's mysterious short works of fiction.
The Italian Teacher

READING IN COMMON

The Italian Teacher

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

The new novel from the author of "The Imperfectionists" asks the question: should the talented live by different rules?
The B&N Podcast: Sean Penn

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Sean Penn

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The actor, director and now novelist joins Bill Goldstein to talk about writing his debut novel, the darkly comic “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff."
The Sea Beast Takes a Lover

THE SPECULATOR

The Sea Beast Takes a Lover

Reviewed by Paul Di Filippo ×

In a fleet of stories "drolly insane and charmingly ghastly" Michael Andreasen sets sail for uncharted waters.
The Female Persuasion

FICTION

The Female Persuasion

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

The new novel from the author of "The Interestings" traces a young woman's life after it's reshaped by a vital encounter.
Nightfall in Memphis

CIVIL RIGHTS

Nightfall in Memphis

By Steve King ×

On the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, writers consider the shattering impact of his death, and the mission still unfinished.
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

MEMOIR

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

Reviewed by Rafia Zakaria ×

A writer chronicles her life in terms of its close encounters with an untimely end.
The B&N Podcast: Meg Wolitzer

B&N BOOK CLUB

The B&N Podcast: Meg Wolitzer

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "The Female Persuasion" -- the B&N Book Club's first selection -- talks about her engrossing new novel.