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12 Must-Reads for February

  • NONFICTION

    FEEL FREE

    FEB. 6, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

FEEL FREE

by Zadie Smith

Judiciously political, Smith wears her liberalism gracefully, though with qualifications. She is never less than a... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE

    FEB. 6, 2018

  • NONFICTION

    EVERYTHING YOU LOVE WILL BURN

    FEB. 20, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

EVERYTHING YOU LOVE WILL BURN

by Vegas Tenold

For those interested in charting the currents of domestic terrorism, a well-reported if dispiriting chronicle. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WHITE HOUSES

    FEB. 13, 2018

FICTION

WHITE HOUSES

by Amy Bloom

Bloom elevates this addition to the secret-lives-of-the-Roosevelts genre through elegant prose and by making Lorena Hickok a... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    EDUCATED

    FEB. 20, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

EDUCATED

by Tara Westover

An astonishing account of deprivation, confusion, survival, and success. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SUNBURN

    FEB. 20, 2018

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

SUNBURN

by Laura Lippman

Plotty, page-turning pleasure plus instructions on how to make a perfect grilled cheese sandwich and how to stab a man in... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER

    FEB. 6, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER

by Francisco Cantú

A devastating narrative of the very real human effects of depersonalized policy. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ONLY KILLERS AND THIEVES

    FEB. 6, 2018

FICTION

ONLY KILLERS AND THIEVES

by Paul Howarth

While this book has a historical point to make, it also works as a suspenseful mystery and a resonant bildungsroman. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    DIRECTORATE S

    FEB. 6, 2018

HISTORY

DIRECTORATE S

by Steve Coll

In this era of fake news, Coll remains above it all, this time delivering an impeccably researched history of “diplomacy at... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE BELLES

    FEB. 6, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE BELLES

by Dhonielle Clayton

With a refreshingly original concept, this substantial fantasy, the first in a duology, is an undeniable page-turner Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE CHÂTEAU

    FEB. 13, 2018

FICTION

THE CHÂTEAU

by Paul Goldberg

Following up his acclaimed debut, The Yid (2016), Goldberg confirms his status as one of Jewish fiction's liveliest new... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    TESS OF THE ROAD

    FEB. 27, 2018

FICTION

TESS OF THE ROAD

by Rachel Hartman

Like Tess’ journey, surprising, rewarding, and enlightening, both a fantasy adventure and a meta discourse on consent,... Full review >

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