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Mark Sarvas is the author of the novel Harry, Revised. His second novel, Memento Park, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Wittgenstein Jr

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Wittgenstein Jr

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A philosophy professor's life of the mind founders on earthier ground.
Mastermind

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Mastermind

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Unraveling the mystery of a fictional genius. 

Crossbones

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Crossbones

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Two brothers enter the war-torn expanse of Somalia in search of answers.

The Storyteller of Marrakesh

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The Storyteller of Marrakesh

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A tale of truth and lies in a legendaryMoroccan square.

The Bradshaw Variations

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The Bradshaw Variations

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Rachel Cusk's new novel attempts a contemporary reprise of a Tolstoyan melody.

Summertime

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Summertime

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The Nobel laureate continues to explore the slippery nature of truth in a funny, moving, and deceptive new book.
In the Kitchen

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In the Kitchen

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In her new novel, the author of Brick Lane finds urban unease simmering on a restaurant's stoves.
The Northern Clemency

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The Northern Clemency

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A tale of two families struggling in Thatcher?s England becomes an epic of the everyday world.
Indignation

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Indignation

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From Newark to Winesburg, Ohio, in the shadow of the Korean War.
The God of War

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The God of War

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In a landscape transformed by human folly, a perilous coming-of-age.
Dictation: A Quartet

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Dictation: A Quartet

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Four short pieces from the author of Heir to the Glimmering World