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How a hamlet on the Thames unfurled its wings in the 16th century.

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This exploration of the haunted, burning heart of rural America leaves much unsaid about its soul.

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Leonardo Da Vinci

By Walter Isaacson

A captivating study of the towering Renaissance innovator and genius.

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Birdcage Walk

By Helen Dunmore

An ill-conceived setting hobbles this otherwise promising novel.

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This new work charts FDR’s heroics and weaknesses but offers no fresh insights into America’s “third-greatest” president.

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The Ruined House: A Novel

By Ruby Namdar; translated by Hillel Halkin

This breathtaking tale of a prominent professor's undoing is expertly woven with biblical passages.

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The influential theorist who founded new historicism delivers his take on the West’s origin story.

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This “balanced, scholarly, and highly readable” new work captures the history-altering Bolshevik’s human side.