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In a Lonely Place
By DOROTHY B. HUGHES
Reviewed by Charles Taylor
A new edition of Dorothy Hughes's classic work of crime fiction paints a portrait of an all-too-human monster. Essay by Charles Taylor....
Extend and Pretend
By Christopher Byrd
Two works of fiction bring to daunting life the human consequences of an economic crisis. By Christopher Byrd.
Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy
By STEVEN NADLER and BEN NADLER
Reviewed by Peter Lewis
Philosophy seem like a dry subject? A tour through its "revolutionary era" in comics format may change your mind. Review by Peter Lewis.
Doubt and Disruption: Ellen Ullman’s Life in Code
By Joy Press
Ellen Ullmann has been casting an expert -- and sometimes skeptical -- eye over the tech world since the dawn of the digital era. Profile by Joy Press.
By ADAM STERNBERGH
Reviewed by Mark Athitakis
In the new novel from the author of "Shovel Ready," a radical experiment with memory creates a surreal, fragile community In an isolated Texas town.
There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak
By JONATHAN COTT
Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson
In the books of the late Maurice Sendak, each haunting page represented a doorway into a world of imagination -- one that contained trauma and delight in equal measure....
The End of Eddy
By ÉDOUARD LOUIS
Reviewed by Rafia Zakaria
In Édouard Louis's autobiographical novel, growing up gay in a working-class community in France meant living with a starkly divided self. Review by Rafia Zakaria.
The Genre of Life: On Frank Robinson and Samuel Delany
By Paul Di Filippo
Revelations and riches in a memoir from a pioneer of pulp fiction and a new collection of journals from an SF icon. Review by Paul Di Filippo.
Proust, Hardy, and Spam: 10 Things I Learned About Literature from Monty Python
By Chris Barsanti
Why growing up obsessed with world's most literate comedy troupe ought to be worth college credit. By Chris Barsanti.
The Middlepause: On Life After Youth
By MARINA BENJAMIN
Reviewed by Barbara Spindel
In a culture obsessed with looking and feeling young, writer Marina Benjamin faces fifty head-on in her memoir. Review by Barbara Spindel.
Do Not Become Alarmed
By MAILE MELOY
Reviewed by Veronique de Turenne
In Maile Meloy's new novel, a carefully controlled vacation gives way to crisis, and reveals the thin membrane that surrounds a "predictable" life.
Out in the Open
By JESÚS CARRASCO; Translated by MARGARET JULL COSTA
Reviewed by Hamilton Cain
Margaret Jull Costa's translation threads her way through Jesus Carrasco's new novel "as if every word contained a trap."...