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Attica Locke: Finding the Language for the Unspeakable

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Attica Locke: Finding the Language for the Unspeakable

Profile by Joy Press ×

The author of "Bluebird, Bluebird" began with the hope of writing a murder mystery -- and found herself exploring the legacy and enduring power of racism. Profile by Joy Press.
The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

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The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Reviewed by Liesl Schillinger ×

One of the foremost chroniclers of the Putin era dives deep into how the trauma of the Soviet era still grips Russia today. Review by Liesl Schillinger.
A Disappearance in Damascus

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A Disappearance in Damascus

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

Deborah Campbell came to Syria to follow the story of Iraqi refugees -- until the story became about her Iraqi colleague's arrest....
Guilty Until Proven Innocent

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

By Peter Lewis ×

Two new books look at the flaws in the American criminal justice system. Can they be repaired? Review by Peter Lewis.
The Invention of Doomsday

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The Invention of Doomsday

By Steve King ×

This week in 1957, a Soviet launch announced that the era of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile had begun.
Extend and Pretend

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Extend and Pretend

By Christopher Byrd ×

Two works of fiction bring to daunting life the human consequences of an economic crisis. By Christopher Byrd.
Omar Robert Hamilton: 5 Books About Right Now

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Omar Robert Hamilton: 5 Books About Right Now

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The author of "The City Always Wins" recommends reading to make sense of a chaotic world.
A Novel Like a Tree: Arundhati Roy on “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”

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A Novel Like a Tree: Arundhati Roy on “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”

A Conversation with Rafia Zakaria ×

The celebrated author returns with her first novel since "The God of Small Things" with a story that turns on the lives of the marginalized. "To me everything is political," she tells Rafia...
The Leavers

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The Leavers

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

An ambitious young woman leaves her rural hometown in China for what she hopes will be a better life in America. Lisa Ko's debut novel charts the unexpected consequences of that decision....
The Canaries in Our Coal Mine

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The Canaries in Our Coal Mine

By Steve King ×

Looking back to 1970 and the first "Earth Day" -- and peering down the road at the future of a rapidly changing planet. By Steve King.
American War

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American War

Reviewed by Rafia Zakaria ×

In journalist Omar El Akkad's imagined future, North and South are once again bitterly torn apart. Review by Rafia Zakaria.
We Can’t Go Back: Mohsin Hamid on “Exit West”

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We Can’t Go Back: Mohsin Hamid on “Exit West”

A Conversation with Amy Gall ×

"There’s a gnawing sense among most people it seems to me in most countries I go to, that things aren’t going the right way." Amy Gall talks with Mohsin Hamid about transience, imagination,...