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  • FICTION

    DAISY JONES & THE SIX

    MARCH 5, 2019

FICTION

DAISY JONES & THE SIX

by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Despite some drawbacks, an insightful story that will appeal to readers nostalgic for the 1970s. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WORKING

    APRIL 9, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

WORKING

by Robert A. Caro

Caro’s skill as a biographer, master of compelling prose, appealing self-deprecation, and overall generous spirit shine... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

    AUG. 14, 2018

FICTION

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

by Delia Owens

Despite some distractions, there’s an irresistible charm to Owens’ first foray into nature-infused romantic fiction. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE DISPATCHER

    MAY 31, 2017

  • NONFICTION

    LIFE WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME

    APRIL 9, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

LIFE WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME

by Chelsea Handler

An adequate self-help memoir from a woman who wouldn’t seem like the type for self-help books. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SAPIENS

    FEB. 10, 2015

HISTORY

SAPIENS

by Yuval Noah Harari

The great debates of history aired out with satisfying vigor. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE

    APRIL 2, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE

by Lori Gottlieb

Saturated with self-awareness and compassion, this is an irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    NEON PREY

    APRIL 13, 2019

FICTION

NEON PREY

by John Sandford

Professionally entertaining, with lots of realistically frustrating false hopes—though it’s hard to worry very much about... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    LOST ROSES

    APRIL 2, 2019

FICTION

LOST ROSES

by Martha Hall Kelly

A nuanced tale that speaks to the strength of women. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    SAVE ME THE PLUMS

    APRIL 2, 2019

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