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July 18, 2011
Apocalypse Now and Forever

A new collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s early work shows him to be the world’s sweetest man of war.

July 11, 2011
Trickster Makes the World

A musician conjures a mesmerizing alternate history of his own lame life in the novel Stone Arabia.

May 9, 2011
The End-of-Life Memoir

Why thinking about death isn’t morbid at all.

April 11, 2011
Death and Taxes

Why David Foster Wallace still demands our attention.

March 28, 2011
Group Think

Tina Rosenberg joins a popular club for nonfiction writers.

February 21, 2011
Indecent Exposure

A survivor tests the boundaries of just how far a memoir of child abuse should go.

February 7, 2011
Swamp Thing

A treacherous Everglades folktale from the promising Karen Russell.

December 6, 2010
American Hustlers

The surprisingly parallel lives of George Washington and Jay-Z.

November 22, 2010
Nowhere to Run

An insane tale of WWII survival. Starring an Olympian and an ungodly number of sharks.

August 23, 2010
The Precisionist

Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom illustrates, crankily, the joys of the old-timey literary novel.

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