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One poem, one statue, and a cast of characters from Gilded Age America

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Horror Hits Home

A tale of the Warsaw Ghetto and its aftermath.

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David Ferry

In Search of God

David Ferry, poet of inquiry and doubt.

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Chris Bohjalian

Love in the Ruins

Death and rebirth in the shadow of genocide.

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Holmes’s Creator

Millions of words and one indelible character.

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Men Overboard

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Big notions of adultery in the smallest state.

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Write If You Must

Write If You Must

How to tell anything that must be told.

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Queen on the Nile

Queen on the Nile

Alas, no asp, but the real saga of Cleopatra.

May 3, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 31

Baltimore Bartleby

A misanthrope is suddenly awakened by love.

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Who Was She?

In search of the aunt who was locked away forever.

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Things Fall Apart

A woman's world is suddenly complicated.

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Revealed Truth

In Tobias Wolff's world, wisdom comes with experience.

Apr 21, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 30

Death and the Maiden

A 'Wuthering Heights' set in Cool Britannia.

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Black Napoleon

The rise and fall of Haiti's liberating tyrant.

Mar 19, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 26

The Science of Fiction

Plot, characters, agents, and dust jackets.

Feb 19, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 22

God in a Dustbin

The brief, tumultuous life of Amedeo Modigliani.

Jul 17, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 41

A Quiet American

The life and death of Cpl. Jason Dunham.

Feb 13, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 21

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