Book Review

The Last Ballad: A Novel

By Wiley Cash

Whites and blacks risk their lives to unionize Southern textile mills in 1929.

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This Is How It Begins: A Novel

By Joan Dempsey

A WWII survivor comes to terms with her past when witnessing the struggles of her gay grandson in contemporary America.

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Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News

By Bob Schieffer with H. Andrew Schwartz

The veteran journalist offers a handbook for informed citizens and considers how we can all do better next time.

    Poetry Review

    A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

    Book Review

    The sequins and tassels were about much more than fashion.

    Author Q&A

    The international-relations expert talks whistleblowers, the CIA, and the danger of putting too many military men in charge.

    Book Review

    The cathartic laugh/cry we all need, even if it’s painful.

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    Lou Reed: A Life

    By Anthony DeCurtis

    This well-balanced biography separates the man from the icon.

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    To the Back of Beyond

    By Peter Stamm; translated by Michael Hoffman

    Without so much as a goodbye, a Swiss man leaves his wife and family to become a vagabond

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    Russia reinvents itself in recurring cycles, and this memoir from the famed journalist recounts one of the shortest

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