Perfect Reader by Maggie Pouncey

The Executor’s Song

A review of the The Executor’s Song by Maggie Pouncey

Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling by Beth Raymer

She Knows the Score

A review of Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling by Beth Raymer

Norman Podhoretz / Photo: © David Howells / Corbis

Further Commentary

A review of Norman Podhoretz: A Biography by Thomas L. Jeffers

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Atlantic & Pacific

Reviews of A Measureless Peril: America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II By Richard Snow and So Lovely a Country Will Never Perish: Wartime Diaries of Japanese Writers By Donald Keene

The Informer by Craig Nova

BOOKTALK: Murder in Berlin

An interview with Craig Nova ’69SOA, author of The Informer: A Novel

The First Tycoon by T.J. Stiles

The Consolidator

A review of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles

A Fine Romance by David Lehman

Let's All Be Americans Now

A review of A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs by David Lehman

West Side Story / Photo: Hank Walker. Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images

Brush Up Your... Marlowe?

Reviews of James Shapiro's Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? and Shakespeare and the American Musical by Irene G. Dash

Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope along the Grand Concourse

Heartbreak Highway

A review of Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx by Constance Rosenblum

Life List: A Woman's Quest for the World's Most Amazing Birds by Olivia Gentile

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A review of Life List: A Woman's Quest for the World's Most Amazing Birds by Olivia Gentile

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