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THE BEAR CAME OVER THE MOUNTAIN
BY ALICE MUNRO
I’M THE MEAT, YOU’RE THE KNIFE
BY PAUL THEROUX
BY JOSHUA FERRIS
BY TESSA HADLEY
BY TAHAR BEN JELLOUN
BY ELIZABETH KOLBERT
Fertilizer, fertility, and the clashes over population growth.
THE NORMAN INVASION
BY LOUIS MENAND
The crazy career of Norman Mailer.
THE NEW CURIOSITY SHOP
BY JAMES WOOD
Donna Tartt’s talent for magical misdirection.
MURDER BY POISON
BY JOAN ACOCELLA
The rise and fall of arsenic.
THE BOOK OF LAUGHTER
BY CLAUDIA ROTH PIERPONT
Philip Roth and his friends.
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