By Jon Karl Helgason; translated by Jane Appleton
A look at how Norse mythology is being re-imagined for the modern world.
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The past comes back to haunt a biracial man adopted into a prominent white family.
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How an expression — and a slick way of being — was born.
Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself — While the Rest of Us Die
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An encyclopedic assessment of how the feds would weather the apocalypse.
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This winning "supernatural" thriller shouldn't be pigeonholed into that genre.
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Does this New York vampire novel have enough bite to deliver?
The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home
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Though rich in details, this WWII-era saga feels disjointed and overly long.