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Empathy, mortality and ‘happiness U-curves’ can be found amid the angst in three books aimed at forty-somethings

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A timely account of how Beijing is expanding its influence makes for sober reading

One of Hollywood’s great auteurs tries to reinvent the memoir — by revealing nothing

At 50, the literary award has consistently delivered good longlists and shortlists, but it hasn’t been without its critics

An assured analysis asks why, in a nation of wildlife-lovers, species have experienced greater losses than the global average

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An adept exploration of masculinity and nature

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The writer’s debut novel There, There presents a cast of characters who give voice to Native Americans

David Edgerton’s unsentimental history challenges the received wisdom of the country’s inevitable downfall

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A lushly evocative collection of stories about the Sunshine State, its inhabitants and its history

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A lurid thriller about privileged New York life that has Gatsby-like overtones

A comic sci-fi novel in which England has been stuck in 1952 for a 66 years

A spy is tasked to uncover the truth about a German secret weapon that could change the first world war

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