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the houdini girl martyn bedford

In Martyn Bedford's novel The Houdini Girl, a magician tracks down the secrets to his dead lover's past, and discovers that she was performing some tricks of her own. Read an interview with the author and an excerpt from The Houdini Girl in this month's Bold Type.
 
traveling mercies anne lamott

Anne Lamott writes about topics that matter, and her honest and personal style has garnered her an extraordinary following of devoted readers. In her new book, Traveling Mercies, Anne examines faith and her own spiritual awakening. Read an excerpt and an original essay on how she came to write this book.
 
heavy water and other stories martin amis

Martin Amis needs no introduction. His new collection of stories, Heavy Water, spans over 20 years of Amis's impressive career. This issue features a short story, "Career Move," which turns convention on its head and offers a world where poets rule Hollywood and screenplay writers toil away in oblivion.
 
the accidental buddhist dinty moore

When Dinty Moore set out to provide a skeptic's-eye view of American Buddhism, he never anticipated that what he would find would change his life. Read an essay by Dinty Moore and an excerpt from The Accidental Buddhist, where the author struggles with Monkey Mind and Barbie dharma during a monastery retreat.
 
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