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W-3
W-3

An extraordinary portrait of a brilliant mind on the brink.

Aftershocks

A memoir about the push and pull of belonging and the seismic emotional toll of family secrets.

Featherhood
Featherhood

A young man saves a baby magpie as his estranged father is dying, only to find that caring for the mischievous bird saves…

Loved and Wanted
Loved and Wanted

The story of a woman's love for her children and a bracing look at the difficult choices women in America make every day…

Nora
Nora

A bold reimagining of the life of James Joyce's wife, muse, and the model for Molly Bloom in Ulysses.

His Very Best
His Very Best

The story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon.

Angry Weather
Angry Weather

Uses attribution science to pinpoint the role of climate change in extreme weather events.

Walking Distance
Walking Distance

Lizzy meditates on her growth and development as she navigates the city of London on foot.

Private Means
Private Means

"This feels like an Ian McEwan novel. Served on a bed of Cheever. I can't offer higher praise than that. But written by a…

A Lover's Discourse
A Lover's Discourse

"I don't believe in love at first sight." I was taken aback. I thought we were definitely in love at first sight. "What…

Mosquito Supper Club

Every hour, Louisiana loses a football field’s worth of land to the Gulf of Mexico. Before it disappears, Martin wants to…

Missionaries

A novel of extraordinary suspense whose central, unsparing drama is infused by a geopolitical sophistication and a wisdom…

Black No More
Black No More

The landmark satire that asks, "What would happen if all black people in America turned white?" 

The Blacker the Berry
The Blacker the Berry

Emma Lou Morgan's skin is so black that it's a source of shame to her not only among the largely white community, but…

Rashomon and Other Stories
Rashomon and Other Stories

"Rashomon" tells the story of a thief scared into honesty by an encounter with a ghoul while "In a Grove," which was the…

Cane
Cane

First published in 1923, Jean Toomer's Cane is an innovative literary work powerfully evoking black life in the South. …

The Home and the World
The Home and the World

When Bimala's husband, Nikhil, encourages her to emerge from the traditional female seclusion of purdah, he introduces…

Iola Leroy, Or, Shadows Uplifted
Iola Leroy, Or, Shadows Uplifted

Tells the story of the young daughter of a wealthy Mississippi planter who travels to the North to attend school, only to…

A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man

A semi-autobiographical novel by James Joyce depicting the early years in the life of Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter…

American Oligarchs

The story of the Trump and Kushner families like never before. A multigenerational saga of two families, who rose from…

Overstated

The United States is in a fifty-states-wide couples' counseling session, thinking about filing for divorce. Can a nation…

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