On Medicine and What Matters Most Near Death

Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal addresses a topic that many doctors dance around: mortality.

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Challenge Yourself: We Are Not Ourselves


Dark and Darker: The Heart Does Not Grow Back


Late to the Game? The Hunger Games: Mockingjay


Hitchhiker's Guide to Your Galaxy


The Cremation Book Everyone Should Read


Lies, Spies, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Brock Clarke's Smart Fourth Novel


November 19, 2014

The Wonder Woman We've Waited For

Jill Lepore’s new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, is as shocking as it is entertaining. Let us explain …

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November 18, 2014

To Know Penelope Fitzgerald: Hermione Lee's Brand-New Bio

Hermione Lee is the perfect author to create the biography of Booker Award-winning British novelist Penelope Fitzgerald, for more reasons than one.

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November 17, 2014

The Slow Burn of Lisa Gornick's Tinderbox

The writing in Lisa Gornick's character-driven novel, Tinderbox, has been compared to that of Jonathan Franzen's - and with good reason.

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November 16, 2014

Randomly Riveting: New YA from Tom Leveen

Tom Leveen's Random is riveting and suspenseful and should be required reading for all young adults.

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November 15, 2014

Setting the Standard: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Fifty-five years after the grusome murders at the heart of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, the book remains the standard in the field of narrative nonfiction - and with good reason.

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November 14, 2014

Say It Loud: 9 Amy Poehler Quotes for Life and Laughs

Over the past two decades, the weird and hilarious pop culture worm that is Amy Poehler has burrowed deep into our hearts and mind. Now her recently released memoir digs that much deeper.

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November 13, 2014

Romancing History: Penelope Fitzgerald's The Blue Flower

Penelope Fitzgerald called her book The Blue Flower a 'novel of sorts.' Indeed, its complexity and beauty doesn't leave it easily defined.

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