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The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1994–2017

Amis is a savvy, biting writer who still manages an engaging, conversational tone. Any reader seeking an introduction to the books he spends time with, or a new perspective on our sometimes chaotic culture, will enjoy this collection. [See Prepub Alert, 8/28/17.]

Your Score: An Insider's Secrets To Understanding, Controlling, and Protecting Your Credit Score

Despite the occasional repetition, this book offers useful points for any person seeking to improve or gain control of their credit score.

At the Strangers' Gate: Arrivals in New York

As Gopnik writes, "art traps time," and with humor, affection, and the careful eye of a trained art historian, he offers an enjoyable and engaging story of New York at a very specific moment in history.

More Alive and Less Lonely: On Books and Writers

With such a wide variety of writings, at times this volume feels lacking in an overall coherent theme, but readers will be consistently won over by Lethem's sense of discovery. His sui generis criticism will leave readers wanting to read the books he discusses.

Other People: Takes & Mistakes

Readers fascinated by "a life limited but also defined by language" will enjoy this work by an established figure in the field.

Social Security 101: From Medicare to Spousal Benefits, an Essential Primer on Government Retirement Aid

Readers approaching retirement age and fans of Jane Bryant Quinn's How To Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide will appreciate this exhaustively researched and highly useful reference.

Vanity Fair's Writers on Writers

A compelling anthology pairing essayists and writerly subjects that will be enjoyed by readers of Vanity Fair and book lovers in general. [See Prepub Alert, 4/18/16.]

Love and Ruin: Stories of Obsession, Danger, and Heartbreak from The Atavist Magazine

Fans of well-researched true stories will enjoy these idiosyncratic and sometimes weird pieces and will likely be drawn to the website looking for more.

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