• FICTION

    EUPHORIA

    JUNE 3, 2014

  • FICTION

    THE BLAZING WORLD

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by Siri Hustvedt

Blazing indeed: not just with Harry’s fury, but with agonizing compassion for all of wounded humanity. Full review >

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    ALL OUR NAMES

    MARCH 4, 2014

FICTION

ALL OUR NAMES

by Dinaw Mengestu

Weighted with sorrow and gravitas, another superb story by Mengestu, who is among the best novelists now at work in America. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FLORENCE GORDON

    SEPT. 23, 2014

FICTION

FLORENCE GORDON

by Brian Morton

Always a pleasure to read for his well-drawn characters, quiet insight and dialogue that crackles with wit, Morton here... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE REMEDY FOR LOVE

    OCT. 14, 2014

ROMANCE

THE REMEDY FOR LOVE

by Bill Roorbach

Lyrical, reserved and sometimes unsettling—and those are the happier moments. Another expertly delivered portrait of the... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE PAYING GUESTS

    SEPT. 16, 2014

FICTION

THE PAYING GUESTS

by Sarah Waters

Waters keeps getting better, if that’s even possible after the sheer perfection of her earlier novels. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CAN'T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT?

    MAY 6, 2014

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

CAN'T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT?

by Roz Chast illustrated by Roz Chast

A top-notch graphic memoir that adds a whole new dimension to readers’ appreciation of Chast and her work. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    JONATHAN SWIFT

    NOV. 5, 2013

  • NONFICTION

    THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

    FEB. 11, 2014

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THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

by Elizabeth Kolbert

A highly significant eye-opener rich in facts and enjoyment. Full review >

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    THE LAGOON

    SEPT. 25, 2014

  • NONFICTION

    CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

    MARCH 10, 2014

HISTORY

CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

by Thomas Piketty translated by Arthur Goldhammer

Essential reading for citizens of the here and now. Other economists should marvel at how that plain language can be put to... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE RIGHT WORD

    SEPT. 15, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THE RIGHT WORD

by Jen Bryant ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet

In a word: marvelous! (Picture book/biography. 6-10) Full review >

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    AVIARY WONDERS INC.

    MARCH 4, 2014

CHILDREN'S

AVIARY WONDERS INC.

by Kate Samworth ; illustrated by Kate Samworth

For children and their bird-watching parents, who will appreciate the clever premise and the message of admiration. Full review >

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    THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA

    SEPT. 2, 2014

  • TEEN

    THE STORY OF OWEN

    MARCH 1, 2014

TEEN

THE STORY OF OWEN

by E.K. Johnston

It may “[take] a village to train a dragon slayer,” but it takes an exceptional dragon slayer to deserve a village—and a... Full review >

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