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12 Excellent Reads for Your Book Club

  • FICTION

    AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES

    JAN. 8, 2019

FICTION

AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES

by Chigozie Obioma

A deeply original book that will have readers laughing at, angry with, and feeling compassion for a determined hero who... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE PARAGON HOTEL

    JAN. 8, 2019

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

THE PARAGON HOTEL

by Lyndsay Faye

A riveting multilevel thriller of race, sex, and mob violence that throbs with menace as it hums with wit. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE LIGHT OVER LONDON

    JAN. 8, 2019

  • FICTION

    SUGAR RUN

    JAN. 8, 2019

FICTION

SUGAR RUN

by Mesha Maren

This impressive first novel combines beautifully crafted language and a steamy Southern noir plot to fine effect. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE DREAMERS

    JAN. 15, 2019

FICTION

THE DREAMERS

by Karen Thompson Walker

What is the nature of an epidemic? What is the nature of consciousness? What mix of loyalty and love binds individuals... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE FIFTH RISK

    OCT. 2, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE FIFTH RISK

by Michael Lewis

As with nearly all of Lewis’ books, this one succeeds on so many levels, including as a well-written primer on how the... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE WEIGHT OF A PIANO

    JAN. 22, 2019

FICTION

THE WEIGHT OF A PIANO

by Chris Cander

Deftly plotted and well written, a gentle meditation on the healing power of art—and its limitations. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    MAID

    JAN. 22, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MAID

by Stephanie Land

An important memoir that should be required reading for anyone who has never struggled with poverty. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    LEADERSHIP

    SEPT. 18, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

LEADERSHIP

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

In intimate, knowing ways, Goodwin crafts history as aspiration—or at least inspiration—for readers; let’s hope a hefty... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE AU PAIR

    JAN. 8, 2019

  • NONFICTION

    QUEEN VICTORIA

    JAN. 8, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

QUEEN VICTORIA

by Lucy Worsley

An utterly enjoyable account of Victoria’s familial relationships. Full review >

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