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2 Books Find Fuel In The American Landscape

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Pithy And Pointed 'There There' Puts Native American Voices Front And Center

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2 First-Rate Suspense Novels Deliver Chills, Thrills — And Stunning Endgames

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Southern Gothic 'Florida' Spins Tales Of Hurricanes, Humidity And Humanity

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Sexuality, Mortality, Failure — 'My Ex-Life' Has Fun Asking Big Questions

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'Barracoon' Offers A Vivid, First-Hand Account Of Slavery In America

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A Weird-But-True Story Takes Flight In 'The Feather Thief'

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'Art Of The Wasted Day' Makes A Case For Letting The Mind Wander

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Meg Wolitzer Traces The Arc Of The Feminist Movement In 'The Female Persuasion'

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Magnificent Book Captures The Beauty And Tragedy Of The Battleship Yamato

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2 Books Investigate The Mysteries Of Agatha Christie And The Golden State Killer

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'Eat The Apple' Is A Brilliant And Barbed Memoir Of The Iraq War

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Zadie Smith Ruminates On Brexit, Bieber And Much, Much More In 'Feel Free'

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'Self-Portrait With Boy' Explores The Narcissistic Ambition That Fuels Success

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3 Harlem Renaissance Novels Deliver An Ingenious Take On Race

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