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It’s the season for reading. Here are titles we’ve loved — and argued about — so far this year.
  • May 23
  • Perspective

The festival on Sept. 1 at the Washington Convention Center is expected to draw more than 100,000 bookworms.

  • Review

Robert Goolrick’s latest follows a debutante with an eventful life.

  • Bethanne Patrick
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  • 8 hours ago
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  • Review

A new book pulls back the veil on the tricks and tricksters through the ages.

  • Review

Libby Page’s novel is a feel-good story that’s already being turned into a movie.

  • Bethanne Patrick
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  • 1 day ago
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  • Review

Accomplished historian Nell Painter went back to school at 64, and it wasn’t always easy.

  • Charlotte Gordon
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  • 1 day ago
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  • Review

In “The Mere Wife,” Maria Dahvana Headley skewers suburban sanctimony while giving the have-nots their due.

  • Review

In ‘The Widower’s Notebook’ Jonathan Santlofer finds a gender gap in mourning

  • John Duberstein
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  • 1 day ago
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  • Review

In Abbott’s latest, ‘Give Me Your Hand,’ a toxic friendship comes to a head over work in a prestigious lab

  • Maureen Corrigan
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  • 1 day ago
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Bernardo Atxaga’s genre-blurring book blends travelogues with a dark exploration of fading American empire.

  • Matt Gallagher
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  • 2 days ago
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Donal Ryan examines trauma in a novel that zips from war-torn Syria to Ireland.

  • Rayyan Al-Shawaf
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  • 2 days ago
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The Washington Post Bestsellers Jul 8
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The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from Nielsen Bookscan and Amazon.com — including qualified borrows of books read through Amazon's digital subscription program. The Post excludes non-narrative books at its sole discretion.
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