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In its heyday, the pugnacious and politically witty literary magazine The Fifties became notorious for its personalized rejection slips, which tended toward sarcasm and bordered on rude. more
The novels of British author Jon McGregor are distinguished by their enlightening perceptions of both human nature and Mother Nature, and by their restrained prose, as potent as it is subtle. His … more
Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Sept. 25, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD … more
Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Sept. 18, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD … more
Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Sept. 18, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD … more
Colson Whitehead is perhaps our most protean novelist, shape-shifting with each book, a jack of all trades and master of all. His enthralling, cinematic new work, "Harlem Shuffle," capers away from … more
Time for a new paperback? Here are six fresh-off-the-press possibilities; a little mystery-heavy (hey, it's almost fall), but something for everyone. "Snow" by John Banville (Hanover Square Press, … more
Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Sept. 11, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD … more
Spring is coming ... soon? Here are six new paperbacks to help you get there — four fiction, two memoir, all recommended. more
(TNS) Lil Nas X is truly a man of his generation. With this week’s release of his new children’s book, the social media-savvy, history-making Billboard chart-topper pleaded with … more
(TNS) With the Georgia runoff elections nearly in the rearview mirror, voting-rights champion Stacey Abrams has another major date on the horizon: the release of her latest novel. That's right: … more
(TNS) Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Dec. 19, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, … more
The kingdom, as it is often called, is a massive piece of land owned by two brothers, located just outside of Os, a small mountaintop village in Norway. The land, mostly forest, is the inheritance of Roy and Carl Opgard, who have co-owned the land since their parents were killed in a car accident not far from the house. more
"Into the Unbounded Night" by Mitchell James Kaplan; Regal House (262 pages, $16.95) more
Reading Jess Walter's new novel, "The Cold Millions," might be the most fun I've ever had with a history lesson. more
Actors spend much of their public lives speaking words written for them by others. Through those words, combined with some ever-mysterious physical alchemy, some of these actors become stars. A few attain immortality. more
The parade of new paperbacks never ends; this week, freshly printed offerings include three novels, two biographies and one essay collection. Happy reading! more
"The Law of Innocence" by Michael Connelly; Little, Brown (432 pages, $29) more
Outdoors, the temperatures are dropping; indoors, the couch is calling. Should you need a new paperback to keep you company there, here are six brand-new ones ready for you. more
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