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    SOME LUCK

    OCT. 7, 2014

FICTION

SOME LUCK

by Jane Smiley

An expansive, episodic tale showing this generally flinty author in a mellow mood: surprising, but engaging. Full review >

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    MY STRUGGLE

    FEB. 2, 2014

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MY STRUGGLE

by Karl Ove Knausgaard ; translated by Don Bartlett

A simple and surprising effort to capture everyday life that rewards the time given to it. Full review >

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    IN THE WOODS

    MAY 21, 2007

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

IN THE WOODS

by Tana French

When not lengthily bogged down in angst, a readable, non-formulaic police procedural with a twist. It’s ultimately the... Full review >

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    A MURDER OF MAGPIES

    FEB. 24, 2015

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

A MURDER OF MAGPIES

by Judith Flanders

The first novel by historian Flanders (The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’ London, 2014, etc.), though a bit... Full review >

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    THE ROGUE NOT TAKEN

    JAN. 1, 2016

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THE ROGUE NOT TAKEN

by Sarah MacLean

MacLean's latest shines with the intensity, wit, and emotion for which she's celebrated. Full review >

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    ANCILLARY JUSTICE

    OCT. 1, 2013

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ANCILLARY JUSTICE

by Ann Leckie

Leckie’s novel cast of characters serves her well-plotted story nicely. This is an altogether promising debut. Full review >

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    COLD-HEARTED RAKE

    OCT. 27, 2015

ROMANCE

COLD-HEARTED RAKE

by Lisa Kleypas

A gratifying series starter from a not-to-be-missed romance author. Full review >

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    STILL LIFE

    JULY 17, 2006

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

STILL LIFE

by Louise Penny

Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don’t miss this stellar debut. Full review >

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    THE CUCKOO'S CALLING

    APRIL 30, 2013

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

THE CUCKOO'S CALLING

by Robert Galbraith

A quick, fun read. Rowling delivers a set of characters every bit as durable as her Potter people and a story that, though... Full review >

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    MR. MERCEDES

    JUNE 3, 2014

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

MR. MERCEDES

by Stephen King

The scariest thing of all is to imagine King writing a happy children’s book. This isn’t it: It’s nicely dark, never... Full review >

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