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'One Of The Boys' Tells The Story Of A Corrosive Father-Son Relationship

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Smart, Satirical 'Devil And Webster' Takes On College Identity Politics

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Refugees Are Turned Back And A Rembrandt Goes Missing In Suspenseful 'Heretics'

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A Fatal Hit-And-Run Leads To A Collision Of Cultures In 'Waking Lions'

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'Ghachar Ghochar' Presents A Fretful Vision Of Indian Class Anxiety

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George Saunders Re-Imagines A President's Grief With 'Lincoln In The Bardo'

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'Perfect Little World' Imagines Family Drama Inside A Utopian Compound

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'A Really Good Day' Recaps A Month-Long Adventure Of Microdosing LSD

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Betty Fussell Doesn't Mince Words In The Frank, Funny 'Eat, Live, Love, Die'

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The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

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Michael Chabon's 'Moonglow' Shines With Insight And Fantastic Storytelling

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Weird, Spirited 'Pieces Of Soap' Celebrates The Essays Of Stanley Elkin

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Volume 3 Of Eleanor Roosevelt Biography Chronicles The Rise Of An Activist

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Mary Oliver Issues A Full-Throated Spiritual Autobiography In 'Upstream'

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A Coming-Of Age Melodrama Is Steeped In Social Politics In 'The Mothers'

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