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Every Person in New York

Hard to think of anyone alive who writes as beautifully as Alan Hollinghurst, and his art is on full display in The Sparsholt Affair.

Madame Cojones is a nickname Madeleine Albright has earned and she makes a fearless, thoughtful and chilling case in Fascism: A Warning, out April 10.

Every Note Played, by neuroscientist/novelist Lisa Genova (Still Alice), tells the story of a concert pianist stricken by ALS.

The iconic mystery writer Agatha Christie was no open book. Closer to a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, Laura Thompson does the detective work in Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life.

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, by Elaine Weiss, is a thrilling account of the suffrage movement's culmination, which played out in the middle of Tennessee.

Kirkus calls Rodrigo Fresán' The Bottom of the Sky "a beguiling, elusive, and altogether beautiful story that, like Fresán's other recent work, imagines a world in which life and art are one."

Clotilde Dusoulier, whose website Chocolate and Zucchini has long been a favorite of ours, has a new book called Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local. We can't imagine a better sherpa for such a mission.

You know which friend of yours would enjoy reading The Hunger by Alma Katsu—it's the one whose eyes light up when you say "It's about the Donner party, only scarier."

John Butman and Simon Targett, in their book New World, Inc.: The Making of America by England's Merchant Adventurers, detail the profit motive in the earliest days of our country

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.

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