• FICTION

    THE CHILDREN

    MAY 24, 2016

FICTION

THE CHILDREN

by Ann Leary

In this deeply satisfying novel about how unknowable people can be, intrigue builds with glass shards of dark humor toward... Full review >

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    BEFORE THE FALL

    MAY 31, 2016

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

BEFORE THE FALL

by Noah Hawley

Like the successful screenwriter that he is, Hawley piles on enough intrigues and plot complications to keep you hooked even... Full review >

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    INVINCIBLE SUMMER

    JUNE 7, 2016

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    RICH AND PRETTY

    JUNE 7, 2016

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RICH AND PRETTY

by Rumaan Alam

Alam captures something truthful and essential about the push-pull of friendship—the desire for closeness as well as the... Full review >

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    BUT WHAT IF WE'RE WRONG?

    JUNE 7, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

BUT WHAT IF WE'RE WRONG?

by Chuck Klosterman

Replete with lots of nifty, whimsical footnotes, this clever, speculative book challenges our beliefs with jocularity and... Full review >

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    I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU

    JUNE 7, 2016

FICTION

I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU

by Terry McMillan

A heartwarming story that reminds us of the pure joy of believing in love. Full review >

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    LILY AND THE OCTOPUS

    JUNE 7, 2016

ROMANCE

LILY AND THE OCTOPUS

by Steven Rowley

In his funny, ardent, and staunchly kooky way, Rowley expresses exactly what it’s like to love a dog. Full review >

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    MARROW ISLAND

    JUNE 7, 2016

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    THE SECOND GIRL

    JUNE 7, 2016

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