• FICTION

    SWEET TOOTH

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MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

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by Ian McEwan

Britain’s foremost living novelist has written a book—often as drily funny as it is thoughtful—that somehow both subverts... Full review >

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    THE TRANSIT OF VENUS

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THE TRANSIT OF VENUS

by Shirley Hazzard

A novel of empathy and depth, to be read with slow savor. Full review >

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THE MYSTERY OF MERCY CLOSE

by Marian Keyes

Readers who find some topics too serious for irony be warned—nothing is sacred in Helen’s world. Full review >

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    GONE GIRL

    JUNE 5, 2012

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

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by Gillian Flynn

One of those rare thrillers whose revelations actually intensify its suspense instead of dissipating it. The final pages are... Full review >

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    ATONEMENT

    MARCH 19, 2002

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ATONEMENT

by Ian McEwan

With a sweeping bow to Virginia Woolf, McEwan combines insight, penetrating historical understanding, and sure-handed... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ALLEGIANT

    OCT. 22, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

ALLEGIANT

by Veronica Roth

Though flawed, the story provides a thought-provoking metaphor for crucial conflicts of adolescence, as have its... Full review >

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    YESTERDAY

    SEPT. 25, 2012

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

YESTERDAY

by C.K. Kelly Martin

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    JULY 11, 2011

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THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER

by Jojo Moyes

A nicely judged sense of period and the author’s full-blooded commitment lend heartfelt emotion to simple characters in a... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THREATS

    FEB. 28, 2012

FICTION

THREATS

by Amelia Gray

The book falters toward the end, as Gray tries to balance the oddness of her milieu with a sense of closure, making for a... Full review >

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