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12 Hot Books Headed to the Screen

  • FICTION

    THE BURIED GIANT

    MARCH 3, 2015

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE BURIED GIANT

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Lovely: a fairy tale for grown-ups, both partaking in and departing from a rich literary tradition. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BILLY SUMMERS

    AUG. 3, 2021

FICTION

BILLY SUMMERS

by Stephen King

Murder most foul and mayhem most entertaining. Another worthy page-turner from a protean master. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE PERFECT NANNY

    JAN. 9, 2018

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE PERFECT NANNY

by Leila Slimani ; translated by Sam Taylor

The why of this horrific crime remains unfathomable, rendering it all the more frightening. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    APPLES NEVER FALL

    SEPT. 14, 2021

FICTION

APPLES NEVER FALL

by Liane Moriarty

Funny, sad, astute, occasionally creepy, and slyly irresistible. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END

    SEPT. 5, 2017

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END

by Adam Silvera

Engrossing, contemplative, and as heart-wrenching as the title promises. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SOUND OF THINGS FALLING

    AUG. 1, 2013

FICTION

THE SOUND OF THINGS FALLING

by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Toward the end of the novel, Yammara comments that Maya wrinkles her brow “like someone who’s on the verge of understanding... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE LAST DAYS OF JACK SPARKS

    SEPT. 13, 2016

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE LAST DAYS OF JACK SPARKS

by Jason Arnopp

The devil may find work for idle hands, but that doesn't mean incessantly clever ones should rest easy. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CASTE

    AUG. 11, 2020

NONFICTION

CASTE

by Isabel Wilkerson

A memorable, provocative book that exposes an American history in which few can take pride. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SONTAG

    SEPT. 17, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SONTAG

by Benjamin Moser

A nuanced, authoritative portrait of a legendary artist. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE SNAKEHEAD

    JULY 21, 2009

HISTORY

THE SNAKEHEAD

by Patrick Radden Keefe

A well-told, panoramic international true-crime adventure. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE RESIDENCE

    APRIL 7, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE RESIDENCE

by Kate Andersen Brower

A work of great historical interest that is also quite entertaining. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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