• FICTION

    AGOSTINO

    JULY 8, 2014

FICTION

AGOSTINO

by Alberto Moravia translated by Michael F. Moore

Perceptive and razor-sharp insights into the agony of adolescence. Full review >

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    WHAT WE SEE WHEN WE READ

    AUG. 5, 2014

NONFICTION

WHAT WE SEE WHEN WE READ

by Peter Mendelsund

Mendelsund amply attains his goal to produce a quirky, fresh and altogether delightful meditation on the miraculous act of... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE HUNTING GUN

    SEPT. 9, 2014

FICTION

THE HUNTING GUN

by Yasushi Inoue ; translated by Michael Emmerich

This slight but elegant and moving novella is a lovely introduction to a prolific Japanese writer (1907-1991) largely... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A CUP OF WATER UNDER MY BED

    SEPT. 9, 2014

  • NONFICTION

    100 ESSAYS I DON'T HAVE TIME TO WRITE

    SEPT. 2, 2014

NONFICTION

100 ESSAYS I DON'T HAVE TIME TO WRITE

by Sarah Ruhl

Ruhl’s musings may remind readers of Lydia Davis’ aphoristic short stories: fresh, piquant and slyly irreverent. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    POISONED APPLES

    SEPT. 23, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

POISONED APPLES

by Christine Heppermann

Full of razors that cut—and razors to cut off shackles: a must. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    PREPARING THE GHOST

    JULY 7, 2014

NONFICTION

PREPARING THE GHOST

by Matthew Gavin Frank

Fantastical, atmospherically moody and Poe-like in its laudanum-fueled dreaminess. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DEAR COMMITTEE MEMBERS

    AUG. 19, 2014

FICTION

DEAR COMMITTEE MEMBERS

by Julie Schumacher

Truth is stranger than fiction in this acid satire of the academic doldrums. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE CHILDREN ACT

    SEPT. 9, 2014

FICTION

THE CHILDREN ACT

by Ian McEwan

McEwan, always a smart, engaging writer, here takes more than one familiar situation and creates at every turn something new... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THIS ONE SUMMER

    MAY 6, 2014

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