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10 New Books by Old Favorites

  • FICTION

    THE NICKEL BOYS

    JULY 16, 2019

FICTION

THE NICKEL BOYS

by Colson Whitehead

Inspired by disclosures of a real-life Florida reform school’s long-standing corruption and abusive practices, Whitehead’s... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE TRIUMPH OF THE SPIDER MONKEY

    JULY 16, 2019

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

THE TRIUMPH OF THE SPIDER MONKEY

by Joyce Carol Oates

What’s most memorable about these twin blasts from the past is Oates’ mastery of distinctly different flavors of nightmare,... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CHANCES ARE . . .

    AUG. 1, 2019

FICTION

CHANCES ARE . . .

by Richard Russo

At a rough time for masculinity, Russo's flawed but always decent characters are repositories of the classic virtues of... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SECOND-WORST RESTAURANT IN FRANCE

    JULY 16, 2019

FICTION

THE SECOND-WORST RESTAURANT IN FRANCE

by Alexander McCall Smith

McCall Smith knows how to turn a phrase, but this novel never rises above a low simmer. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    LAST WITNESSES

    JULY 2, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

LAST WITNESSES

by Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

As usual, Alexievich shines a bright light on those who were there; an excellent book but not for the faint of heart. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    COLD AS MARBLE

    OCT. 8, 2019

  • FICTION

    RAISED IN CAPTIVITY

    JULY 16, 2019

FICTION

RAISED IN CAPTIVITY

by Chuck Klosterman

A colorful, somewhat wicked collection of stories that are touching as often as they are laugh-out-loud funny. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    UNDER CURRENTS

    JULY 9, 2019

  • FICTION

    GAME OF SNIPERS

    JULY 30, 2019

FICTION

GAME OF SNIPERS

by Stephen Hunter

Fast-moving, violent, and entertaining, this is genuine good-guy–versus–bad-guy stuff. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SHAMELESS

    JULY 9, 2019

FICTION

THE SHAMELESS

by Ace Atkins

Like James Lee Burke’s Louisiana, Atkins’ violent Mississippi idylls seem more and more clearly shaped as installments in an... Full review >

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