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    SHIRLEY JACKSON

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SHIRLEY JACKSON

by Ruth Franklin

A consistently interesting biography that deftly captures the many selves and multiple struggles of a true American original. Full review >

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    CHARLOTTE BRONTË

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË

by Claire Harman

A delightfully engaging biography of a highly talented but deeply troubled prodigy of English literature. Full review >

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A WOMAN LOOKING AT MEN LOOKING AT WOMEN

by Siri Hustvedt

A wide-ranging, irreverent, and absorbing meditation on thinking, knowing, and being. Full review >

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    SEPT. 6, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MAD ENCHANTMENT

by Ross King

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    IN OTHER WORDS

    FEB. 9, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

IN OTHER WORDS

by Jhumpa Lahiri translated by Ann Goldstein

An honest, self-deprecating, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words. Full review >

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    MAY 10, 2016

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by Claudia Roth Pierpont

As vital and entertaining as the creators and work it celebrates, American Rhapsody is an uncommonly satisfying celebration... Full review >

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    THE VIOLET HOUR

    MARCH 8, 2016

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THE VIOLET HOUR

by Katie Roiphe

Never overly sentimental, this is a poignant and elegant inquiry into mortality. Full review >

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    JOHN AUBREY, MY OWN LIFE

    SEPT. 6, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

JOHN AUBREY, MY OWN LIFE

by Ruth Scurr

A creative, engaging, and profoundly moving account of a man’s fierce desire to discover, understand, and preserve. Full review >

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CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

FAR AND AWAY

by Andrew Solomon

Agile, informative, even revelatory pieces that, together, show us both the great variety of humanity and the interior of a... Full review >

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    ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES

by Rob Spillman

A richly detailed and always engaging memoir on artistic discovery. Full review >

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