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Louise Erdrich Delivers A Dystopian Feminist Thriller In 'Future Home'

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Tom Hanks And Matthew Weiner Cross Over Into The World Of Fiction

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'Death In The Air' Revisits 5 Days When London Was Choked By Poisonous Smog

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Collection Puts A Playful, Pulpy Twist On Preposterous Stories About Obama

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Jennifer Egan's 'Manhattan Beach' Is A Gorgeous Tribute To NYC And Its Seaport

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Novel 'Forest Dark' And Dog Book 'Afterglow' Consider The Meaning Of Life

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Adolescent Friendship Fades Away In Claire Messud's Gothic 'Burning Girl'

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'Sour Heart' Offers A Fierce, Fresh Take On The 'Hell' Of Coming To America

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'What She Ate' Reveals The Plates And Palates Of 6 Notable Women

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New Chester Himes Biography Reveals A Life As Wild As Any Detective Story

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2 Smart New Novels Find Humor In Fantasies Of Escape

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'Golden Hill' Recalls The Dark Alleys And Twisted Virtue Of 18th-Century NYC

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Despite A Strong Start, 'Modern Gods' Falls Short Of Its Promise

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2 Families Cruise Toward Catastrophe In 'Do Not Become Alarmed'

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Searching For A Summer Escape? These 6 Books Will Carry You Away

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