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10 Books That Reveal Secret Worlds

  • FICTION

    THE ROUND HOUSE

    OCT. 2, 2012

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE ROUND HOUSE

by Louise Erdrich

This second novel in a planned trilogy lacks the breadth and richness of Erdrich at her best, but middling Erdrich is still... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    JUJITSU RABBI AND THE GODLESS BLONDE

    JAN. 22, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

JUJITSU RABBI AND THE GODLESS BLONDE

by Rebecca Dana

Finding nourishment, kosher-style, clever chick lit expands its usual boundaries. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    JUNGLELAND

    JAN. 8, 2013

HISTORY

JUNGLELAND

by Christopher S. Stewart

A great revival of an older genre, the treasure hunt, and associated adventures. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    GHOSTMAN

    FEB. 5, 2013

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

GHOSTMAN

by Roger Hobbs

A smart entry into the modern thriller pantheon, at once slick and gritty. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    EL NARCO

    NOV. 1, 2011

  • FICTION

    SWAMPLANDIA!

    FEB. 4, 2011

FICTION

SWAMPLANDIA!

by Karen Russell

Quirky, outlandish fiction: To say it’s offbeat is to seriously underestimate its weirdness. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    NO EASY DAY

    SEPT. 4, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

NO EASY DAY

by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer

Since bin Laden was a significant figure, historians will consult this book as a primary source; they, as well as most... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON

    JAN. 1, 2012

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON

by Adam Johnson

Ambitious and very well written, despite the occasional overreach. When it’s made into a film, bet that Kim Jong Il will... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE DISASTER DIARIES

    JAN. 28, 2013

NONFICTION

THE DISASTER DIARIES

by Sam Sheridan

An upbeat and entertaining survival guide for the end of the world. Full review >

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