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Mr. Gwyn

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:22pm

When a famous writer drafts intense portraits of those around him, his observations take on surreal, powerful results.

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Lucky Us

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:00pm

Two sisters of humble beginnings span the globe during WWII, in search of love's elusive embrace.

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Daisy Goodwin

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:27am

The author of The Fortune Hunter on her favorite novels of history.

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Shelley in Love

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:30pm

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

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Hardwick at the Review

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:30pm

July 27: The American novelist and critic Elizabeth Hardwick was born on this day in 1916.

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Borrowing Hamlet

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:30pm

July 26: On this day in 1602 "A booke called the Revenge of Hamlett Prince Denmarke" was entered in the Stationers' Register by printer James Robertes.

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Leavetaking

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 2:56pm

When excellence in theater, painting, and filmmaking wasn't enough, a German iconoclast took up writing novels.

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Agostino

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:45am

A lost Italian novella of mother-son devotion is this summer's least conventional beach read.

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"Work Without Hope"

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:30pm

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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Newton's "Amazing Grace"

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:30pm

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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All Those Vanished Engines

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:02pm

An iconoclast's tale of timelines in flux proves one for the ages.

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Mitford's Way of Death

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:53pm

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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Pastoral

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:59am

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:17am

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

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Anti-Rockism's Hall of Fame

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:00am

A transatlantic view of pop music's cultural triumph.

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Cycling

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:03pm

As the Tour de France closes, we spin through the best books on bikes.

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Green Girl

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:45pm

A young woman stumbles through London, pondering the hazards of her beauty.

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Long Day's First Night

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:30pm

July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

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Hans Fallada

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:11pm

July 21: The German novelist Hans Fallada was born on this day in 1893.

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Into Space

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:30pm

Neil Armstrong took his historic moonwalk forty-five years ago today, and Viking 1 executed the first Mars landing on this day in 1976.

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