The Question of Edward Snowden

Laura Poitras’s documentary ‘Citizenfour’


a film directed by Laura Poitras

The Victory of Penelope Fitzgerald

An utterly distinctive talent, with no obvious debts to anybody

The Bookshop

by Penelope Fitzgerald


by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Alan Hollinghurst

Human Voices

by Penelope Fitzgerald

At Freddie’s

by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Simon Callow


by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Julian Barnes

The Beginning of Spring

by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Gate of Angels

by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Blue Flower

by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Candia McWilliam

Edward Burne-Jones

by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Frances Spalding

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

by Hermione Lee

The Golden Child

by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Knox Brothers

by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Richard Holmes

Charlotte Mew and Her Friends

by Penelope Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Michèle Roberts

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Can Climate Change Cure Capitalism?

Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

by Naomi Klein

The Hard Work of Marriage

David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’

Gone Girl

a film directed by David Fincher

Who Knows If You’re Happy?

Happiness by Design: Change What You Do, Not How You Think

by Paul Dolan, with a foreword by Daniel Kahneman

Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience

a report by the National Research Council, edited by Arthur A. Stone and Christopher Mackie

Taking a Wrench to Reality

‘Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection’ at the Met

Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, October 20, 2014–February 16, 2015

How to Become Eminent in Washington

Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace

by Leon Panetta, with Jim Newton

Why Is American Teaching So Bad?

Who becomes a teacher in America? The answer keeps changing.

The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession

by Dana Goldstein

Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)

by Elizabeth Green

Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher

by Garret Keizer

The Small Sects Under Fire

Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East

by Gerard Russell, with a foreword by Rory Stewart

The Charms of Edwin Lutyens

Cemeteries of the Great War by Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Jeroen Geurst

The Architecture of Diplomacy: The British Ambassador’s Residence in Washington

by Anthony Seldon and Daniel Collings

The Disgrace of Our Criminal Justice

Our incarceration policies are inefficient, wasteful, and counterproductive

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

by Bryan Stevenson

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences

edited by Jeremy Travis, Bruce Western, and Steve Redburn

Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America

by Jonathan Simon

A Masterful Storyteller Between Worlds

The Book of My Lives

by Aleksandar Hemon

Kim Philby: Still an Enigma

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

by Ben Macintyre

War and Peace in the Bhagavad Gita

The text has changed its meaning again and again over the centuries

The Bhagavad Gita: A Biography

by Richard H. Davis

Star Fiction

The Luminaries

by Eleanor Catton

China’s Brave Underground Journal

Coming to terms with one of China’s most sensitive issues: its history


an unofficial journal published in Tiantongyuan, China

When Israelis and Arabs for Once Agreed

Lawrence Wright’s ‘Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David’

Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

by Lawrence Wright

The Luck of Women in Love

The Paying Guests

by Sarah Waters

Colossal Corruption in Africa

Zambia: The First 50 Years: Reflections of an Eyewitness

by Andrew Sardanis

Africa: Another Side of the Coin: Northern Rhodesia’s Final Years and Zambia’s Nationhood

by Andrew Sardanis

The 1980 Coup: Tribulations of the One-Party State in Zambia

by Goodwin Yoram Mumba

Rethinking African Politics: A History of Opposition in Zambia

by Miles Larmer

The Musakanya Papers: The Autobiographical Writings of Valentine Musakanya

edited by Miles Larmer

Tiny Rowland: A Rebel Tycoon

by Tom Bower

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