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  • Our Most Opulent Nowhere: PW Talks with Laura McBride

    Vegas is the setting for McBride’s debut novel, "We Are Called to Rise," a heartfelt chronicle of the lives of a handful of damaged people thrown together by tragic circumstances.

  • Local Characters: PW Talks with Beth Macy

    In her new book, journalist Macy traces the effects of globalization on American manufacturing via the story of one Virginia family.

  • Death on the Menu: PW Talks with Alexander Campion

    Food and wine mix with crime in Campion’s "Murder on the Mediterranean," his fifth novel featuring French policewoman Capucine le Tellier and her epicurean husband, Alexandre de Huguelet.

  • Intervention, Not Incarceration: PW Talks with Nell Bernstein

    In "Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison," journalist Bernstein offers a passionate call to action.

  • A Massive Excuse to Read Filth All Day: PW Talks with Antonia Hodgson

    Hodgson, the editor-in-chief of Little, Brown U.K., makes her fiction debut with "The Devil in the Marshalsea," a historical mystery.

  • Heartache and Humor: PW Talks with Courtney Maum

    Maum’s debut novel, "I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You," views monogamy and love through the eyes of an artist, Richard, in Paris.

  • A Near-Future America: PW Talks with Marcus Sakey

    “A Better World,” book two of Sakey’s near-future Brilliance Saga, traces the physical and psychological conflicts that arise when 1% of the world’s population possesses paranormal talents.

  • Suspicious Suicides in Barcelona: PW Talks with Antonio Hill

    In Spanish author Hill’s "The Good Suicides," Insp. Hector Salgado must discover why the employees of Almany Cosmetics are killing themselves, one by one.

  • The Dead and the Quick: PW Talks with Lauren Owen

    In Owen’s debut novel, "The Quick," the vampire community in Victorian London consists of both
    aristocrats and the poor, dependent on one another in a cautious
    allegiance to remain undead.

  • Estuary Engineering: PW Talks with Ted Steinberg

    Steinberg’s fascinating and encyclopedic "Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York" covers 300 years of one of the world’s most important estuaries.

  • Low-Wage Feline Wranglers: PW Talks with Elaine Viets

    Viets’s latest Dead-End Job mystery, "Catnapped!," explores the high-stakes world of show cats and their low-wage feline wranglers.

  • The Family That Cooks Together...: PW Talks with Laurie David

    In 'The Family Cooks,' author/activist Laurie David’s second cookbook, the importance of the family table and home cooking are at the heart of her philosophy for raising the next generation of healthy eaters.

  • Cosmic Conundrums: PW Talks with Marcelo Gleiser

    Dartmouth College physicist and astronomer Gleiser claims that while there are limits to what we can learn about the universe, every dead-end reveals new avenues of inquiry.

  • Murder and Writing Lessons: PW Talks with Joel Dicker

    In Swiss author Dicker’s mystery, "The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair," Marcus Goldman, a young writer based in New York, travels to New Hampshire to prove that his college mentor, celebrated author Harry Quebert, didn’t murder his teenage lover, Nola Kellergan, years before.

  • Possession: PW Talks with Lily King

    "Euphoria," the engrossing fourth book from King, is based on a chance encounter between the anthropologists Margaret Mead, Ron Fortune, and Gregory Bateson in 1930s Papua New Guinea.

  • A Rogue’s Tale: PW Talks with Scott Phillips

    Set in 1878, Phillips’s excellent new novel, "Hop Alley" (Counterpoint), continues the adventures of Bill Ogden, frontier photographer and libertine.

  • Word Influenza: PW Talks with Alena Graedon

    Graedon’s ambitious debut novel, "The Word Exchange," explores a near-future America that’s shifted almost exclusively to smart technologies.

  • Brave—and Anxious—New World: PW Talks with Evan Osnos

    In his first book, "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China," New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos explores China’s astounding social transformation, and its discontents.

  • The Third Culture: PW Talks with Arthur I. Miller

    Miller, professor emeritus of history and philosophy of science at University College London, studies the blurring boundaries between science and art in "Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art."

  • Dad vs. Mum: PW Talks with Tom Rob Smith

    In British author Smith’s "The Farm," a son is torn between his parents’ very different
    stories about the circumstances leading to his mother’s enforced stay in a Swedish hospital.

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