Oct. 21-27: Movies, Marathons And A Shrinking Middle Class

Astray

Astray

by Emma Donoghue

A young mother sets sail from Ireland to meet her husband in Canada; prospectors hope to strike gold in the frozen Yukon; a slave poisons his master and escapes with the master's wife. In 14 stories inspired by history, the author of Room presents wanderers, immigrants and other boundary-crossers.

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Do the Movies Have a Future?

Do The Movies Have A Future?

by David Denby

New Yorker film critic David Denby considers the future of America's troubled movie industry. He explores film as both an art and a business, tackling topics from the "fandom" phenomenon and the work of critics James Agee and Pauline Kael to the global marketplace's increasing demands for spectacle and digitalization.

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The Outpost

The Outpost: An Untold Story Of American Valor

An Untold Story of American Valor

by Jake Tapper

Combat Outpost Keating, a U.S. camp in a particularly dangerous location in Afghanistan, was the site of a deadly Taliban attack in 2009. Jake Tapper investigates this bloody battle, examining its causes, consequences and preventability; after the attack, a Pentagon investigation concluded that there was no reason for Outpost Keating to have been there in the first place.

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The Betrayal of the American Dream

The Betrayal Of The American Dream

The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of America: What Went Wrong? present an indictment of the challenges facing the middle class. They criticize government priorities, arguing that the middle class has been systematically impoverished, and call for fundamental changes to support American prosperity.

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Running Ransom Road

Running Ransom Road: Confronting The Past, One Marathon At A Time

Confronting The Past, One Marathon At A Time

A now-sober alcoholic documents his 18-month effort to run marathons in the cities where he lived during his self-destructive days. Reflecting on the redemptive benefits of running, he shares his own journey and learns the stories of fellow addicts who pursued similar dreams.

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