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The Essays of Leonard Michaels

“The Essays of Leonard Michaels”

Best known for his short stories, Leonard Michaels also wrote essays, published together in this posthumous collection.

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Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays

“Changing My Mind”

Zadie Smith tackles topics from Kafka to Katherine Hepburn, from the Oscars to Obama, in “Changing My Mind,” her first collection of nonfiction.

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“Love in Infant Monkeys”

Lydia Millet’s first short story collection brings together animals and celebrities in an exploration of what it means to be human.

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Scary, No Scary

“Scary, No Scary”

“Scary, No Scary,” a delightfully bizarre poetry collection by Zachary Schomburg, draws readers into a post-apocalyptic dreamscape.

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“The Interrogative Mood”

All questions, no answers: Every sentence in “The Interrogative Mood” ends with a question mark, yet the effect is mysteriously satisfying.

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Written as a series of e-mails, “e2” draws readers into the world of an ad agency—and the workings of the Worldwide Web.

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Sag Harbor: A Novel

“Sag Harbor”

Colson Whitehead’s semi-autobiographical novel features a boy named Benji and his family’s summer in the Hamptons.

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“Model Home”

In “Model Home,” Eric Puchner’s debut novel, a suburban family faces the inevitable reality of the American dream.

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“Reality Hunger”

From sitcoms to reality shows, from novels to memoirs: Reality takes center stage in “Reality Hunger,” David Shields’s self-proclaimed manifesto.

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“And Now There’s This”

In “And Now There’s This,” Bill Wasik examines herd mentality and the dissemination of information in the digital age.

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