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by Tim O’Brien
The acclaimed author of The Things They Carried returns. In this road trip novel, a disgraced journalist must reckon with his fake news past and the bank robbery he just pulled.
by Teju Cole
In this riveting, muscled novel about the intersection of race and art, from the author of Open City, a university professor returns to his homeland of Nigeria to ask some of life’s biggest questions.
by Jennifer duBois
A linguistics doctoral candidate who found a job as a speech pathologist recounts, from jail, her version of her suspect relationship with a nonverbal client.
by Michael Cunningham
Zooming in on one day over three years — April 5 of 2019, 2020, and 2021 — the Pulitzer Prize winner shows how the lives of two adult siblings bloom and retract against the backdrop of the pandemic.
by Mitch Albom
Years after a young Greek boy is duped by Nazis to send his Jewish neighbors to Auschwitz, two survivors from his village attempt to find him and reconcile the past.
by David Brooks
Tackling the effects of the isolation of the pandemic, this NYT columnist uses examples of well-known historical figures to show that the way to live your best life is to take the time to see and understand others.
by Ronald C. White
The acclaimed historian of A. Lincoln and American Ulysses examines the life of Joshua Chamberlain, a likely unfamiliar Maine scholar and governor who was a key player in the Battle of Gettysburg.
by Adia Harvey Wingfield
Relying on 10+ years of interviews with seven Black employees, this sociologist offers an in-depth study of workplace equity and presents opportunities for employers to change the cycle of institutional racism.
by Barbra Streisand
The EGOT-winning performer gives her own definitive account of over 60 years of musical greatness — including the movies, the songs, and the love of her life, James Brolin.
by Danny Fingeroth
This deeply researched biography explores the factors that put Ruby in position to shoot the man who shot JFK — on live TV — and why he might have been motivated to pull the trigger.
This article appears in the November/December 2023 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Subscribe to the magazine for more art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.
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