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- The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage

- The Night Country by Loren Eiseley

- The Log From the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck

- The Collected Poems of Conrad Aiken by Conrad Aiken

- All the Little Live Things by Wallace Stegner

- Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami

- Ghost Town: Tales of Manahattan, Then and Now by Patrick McGrath

- Chip Kidd, Book One, Work: 1986 – 2000 by Chip Kidd, introduced by John Updike

- The Maytrees by Annie Dillard

- Heyday by Kurt Andersen

- Wall Street Noir edited by Peter Spiegelman

- “Yeah, But It’s Beautifully Written.” (On The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje)

- “The Greatest Goddamn Thing That Ever Was” And, at This Rate, Will Never Be Again.
  (On contemporary poetry.)

- What Is a Publisher? For That Matter, What is a Book?
  (On the future of publishing, under the pseudonym Gregory Alexander.)

- The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

- Mission Accomplished by Khalil Bendib

- Exit Ghost by Philip Roth

- Poison Woman: Figuring Female Transgression in Modern Japanese Culture
  by Christine L. Marran

- The Godfather’s Revenge by Mark Winegardner

- The Elephanta Suite by Paul Theroux

- The Head Trip: Adventures on the Wheel of Consciousness by Jeff Warren

- What a President Should Know by Lawrence B. Lindsey

- Contraptions by Heath Robinson

- Cool It by Bjorn Lomborg

- The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen edited by Maria Tatar

- Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind by Gary Marcus

- Manhattan Nocturne by Colin Harrison

- America America by Ethan Canin

- Man in the Dark by Paul Auster

- The Modern Wit by Shelley Klein

- ART: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

- I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like by Mardy Grothe

- The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt

- Amberville by Tim Davys

- The Future Is An Empty Room (On digital technology's impact on the future of the printed book.)

- A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs

- My Father's Tears by John Updike

- Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

- Who Do You Think You Are? by Alyse Myers

- She and I: A Fugue by Michael R. Brown

- Librarians: Hip, Delusional, and Doomed (on the future of the library)

- Invisible by Paul Auster

- Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville by David Freeland

- Looking for the Lost: Memoirs of a Vanishing Japan

- I'll Give You a Free Kindle (on the longevity and environmental friendliness of eReaders)

- The Original of Laura by Vladimir Nabokov

- Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper

- Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes

- A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

- Memoir: A History by Ben Yagoda

- A Common Pornography by Kevin Sampsell

- Solar by Ian McEwan

- My Times in Black and White by Gerald Boyd

- The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley

- A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz

- I Can't Wait to Buy an iPad so I Can Replace it with Something Better
(on the incompatibility of digitization and environmentalism)

- The Spears of Twilight: Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle by Phillipe Descola

- Dimanche and Other Stories by Irene Nemirovsky

- A Cambodian Odyssey by Haing Ngor

- The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks

- Spoken From The Heart by Laura Bush

- Apocalypse Later, Degradation Now (On the next decade in book culture.)

- 88 Highly Debatable Statements About Reality in 'Reality Hunger'

- 1001 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

- The Last Kind Words by Tom Piccirilli

- HHhH by Laurent Binet

- The Red House by Mark Haddon

- America's Leading Literary Magazine Goes Postal

- Letter to the Editor of McSweeney's Magazine