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  • Family Life

    Family Life

    A Novel

    Akhil Sharma

    Hailed as a "supreme storyteller" (Philadelphia Inquirer) for his "cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived" fiction (New York Times), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" (The... Read More

    Flash Boys

    Flash Boys

    A Wall Street Revolt

    Michael Lewis

    Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall... Read More

    Gulp

    Gulp

    Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

    Mary Roach

    “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and... Read More

    The Internal Enemy

    The Internal Enemy

    Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

    Alan Taylor

    Frederick Douglass recalled that slaves living along Chesapeake Bay longingly viewed sailing ships as "freedom’s swift-winged angels." In 1813 those angels appeared in the bay as British warships coming to punish the Americans for declaring war on the empire. Over many... Read More

    The Railway Man

    The Railway Man

    A POW's Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness

    Eric Lomax

    The Railway Man is a remarkable memoir of forgiveness—a tremendous testament to the courage that propels one toward remembrance, and finally, peace with the past. Eric Lomax, sent to Malaya in World War II, was taken prisoner by the Japanese and put to punishing... Read More