Nostalgic For Noir? Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother' Is A Toxic Treat

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In A Funny New Novel, A Weary Professor Writes To 'Dear Committee Members'

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'Ride Around Shining' Reimagines Gatsby's Nouveau-Riche Excess

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'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story

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'Mockingbird Next Door': A Genteel Peek Into Harper Lee's Quiet Life

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10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life

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'Friendship': A Startlingly Nice Novel By A Tough-Girl Blogger

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'Most Dangerous Book': A Rich Treasury Charting James Joyce's 'Ulysses'

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'Rise And Fall' Carries On Vagabond Adventure Tale Tradition

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A Second Posthumous Collection From Rock Critic Ellen Willis

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'Chameleon' Has Cabaret, Spies And A Plot Fit For Lifetime

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In 'Hotel Florida,' Three Couples Chronicle The Spanish Civil War

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'Bintel Brief' And 'Hellfighters': American Stories, Powerfully Illustrated

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This Tightly Choreographed Tale Of Ambition And Ballet Will 'Astonish'

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'Thief' Delivers An Unfiltered Depiction Of Life In Lagos

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