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Laird Hunt learned about his Civil War-era ancestors while doing research for his novel “Neverhome.”
Jeff Hobbs tells the story of Robert DeShaun Peace, who went from a New Jersey ghetto to Yale but never truly escaped his past.
A biography of Bill Cosby chronicles the outspoken comedian’s rise to stardom, along with personal and professional setbacks.
Men and women are forced to make detours into unfamiliar territory in Donald Antrim’s first story collection.
The nonfiction nominees for the 2014 National Book Award include Roz Chast’s “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” and John Lahr’s biography of Tennessee Williams.
Plumbing the depths of American literature’s darkest comedian.