Beyond The Book

What do book lovers have queued up on their nightstands and ready to read before lights-out? We asked one of them, and here’s what she said.

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    Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane

    By Paul Auster

    This weighty homage seeks to spark a renaissance in the 19th-century author’s readership.

    Children’s Books

    Big new titles perfect for the littles.

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      The Body Scout: A Novel

      By Lincoln Michel

      Despite its many wild parts, this sci-fi/murder mystery comes together in an utterly satisfying whole.

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      The foreign-policy expert sees parallels between her lower-class roots and the hurdles facing today’s workers.

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      Crossroads: A Novel

      By Jonathan Franzen

      A 1970s Chicago family weathers change — personal, social, and spiritual — amid larger cultural upheaval.


      The novelist talks Hell’s Belles, the essence of romance, and giving her heroines agency.

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      Silverview: A Novel

      By John le Carré

      The late spymaster’s world is still cold.

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      The Mother Next Door: A Novel

      By Tara Laskowski

      This fun, twisty thriller is just right for Halloween.


      These titles deserve a coveted spot atop your TBR pile!

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      Shelter in Place

      By David Leavitt

      Unable to stomach the newly elected President Trump, a wealthy Manhattanite seeks succor in Venice.