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The Forgotten Female Sniper Who Killed 75 Nazis

Read an excerpt from Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich's breathtaking new book, 'The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II.'
Svetlana Alexievich
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My Hunt for the 400-Year-Old Shark Whose Flesh Gets You High

'Shark Drunk' is an engrossing new memoir about shark fishing in the Arctic Circle that's 'Moby Dick' meets 'My Struggle.'
Morten Strøksnes
refugee crisis

Tales of Horror and Heroism from the Syrian Civil War

Read a crushing excerpt from ‘We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled,’ a new book of oral histories compiled by Wendy Pearlman.
Wendy Pearlman
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Inside the Notorious Camp Where Refugees Sewed Their Lips Shut

Read an excerpt from 'Threads,' a heartbreaking graphic memoir that takes an intimate look at the refugee crisis.
Kate Evans
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Haunting Stories of Migration in Lebanon

Check out an excerpt from Teju Cole's 'Blind Spot,' a dazzling new book of photography and nonfiction.
Teju Cole
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I’m Living in the Walmart Parking Lot Until My Wife Takes Me Back

It sounds like a country song, but it's also an excerpt from Scott McClanahan's new semi-autobiographical novel, 'The Sarah Book.'
Scott McClanahan
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Too Many Girlfriends!

Read an excerpt from Catherine Lacey's wild new novel, 'The Answers,' about romance, big data, and a host of fake girlfriends.
Catherine Lacey

The Secret Anti-Landlord Origin of Monopoly

The celebration of cutthroat capitalism was intended as a lesson against wealth inequality.
Tristan Donovan
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Being in the Art World Sucks and Then You Die

Check out a mind-bending story about an art mover from Eugene Lim's 'Dear Cyborgs.'
Eugene Lim

My Life as a Trans Fraternity Bro

Having your frat brothers raise more than $20,000 to pay for your top surgery shows that life can be full of surprises.
Donald Collins

Swimming to Save the World

Read an excerpt from Anelise Chen’s debut novel 'So Many Olympic Exertions,' a joyous mix of sports trivia, philosophy, and semiautobiographical fiction.
Anelise Chen
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Read These Surreal Short Stories About a Talking Hyena and an Assassination Attempt

'The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington' shows the writer at the height of her fantastical, macabre powers.
Leonora Carrington