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The Weekly Reader answers this question by featuring the crème de la crème of recent releases in four action-packed, opinionated, book-loving minutes. It's like having a new best friend with very good taste to guide you in your literary adventures.

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On this episode of The Weekly Reader, two new coming of age stories that also happen to be great reads.

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On this episode of The Weekly Reader, we review a pair of new novels that redefine the concept of a "quiet" retirement.

Essays to Read Now

If the word "essay" doesn't trigger panic attacks and terrible memories of high school or college exams, have we got a pair of books for you! On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we feature new work from Tim Kreider and Carino Chocano.

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On this edition of The Weekly Reader, two books that take us behind the scenes at a pair of workplaces that might make you want to keep your day job.

First, The Funeral

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we feature two very different novels that start the same way: with a funeral.

Bad Mommies

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, our book critic Marion Winik reviews two new novels about women who seem to lack the maternal instinct.

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Today, our book critic Marion Winik shares two poetry collections that she says everyone needs to have around the house for moments that call for the perfect poem.

The Late, Great, Denis Johnson

A look back at Johnson's classic story collection Jesus' Son, and a preview of his posthumous release, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden.

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On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review three new books that explore the idea of immortality. Who doesn't want to live forever?

Alaska, Ho!

On today's episode, we review two new novels that put the "wild" in the Alaska wilderness.

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