• FICTION

    IMAGINE ME GONE

    MAY 3, 2016

FICTION

IMAGINE ME GONE

by Adam Haslett

As vivid and moving as the novel is, it’s not because Haslett strives to surprise but because he’s so mindful and expressive... Full review >

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    CAROUSEL COURT

    AUG. 2, 2016

FICTION

CAROUSEL COURT

by Joe McGinniss Jr.

McGinniss covers familiar territory in the marketplace and marriage but injects it with an urgency, a sense of constant,... Full review >

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    THE SPORT OF KINGS

    MAY 3, 2016

FICTION

THE SPORT OF KINGS

by C.E. Morgan

Vaultingly ambitious, thrillingly well-written, charged with moral fervor and rueful compassion. How will this dazzling... Full review >

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    BARKSKINS

    JUNE 14, 2016

FICTION

BARKSKINS

by Annie Proulx

Another tremendous book from Proulx, sure to find and enthrall many readers. Full review >

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    A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

    SEPT. 6, 2016

FICTION

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

by Amor Towles

A masterly encapsulation of modern Russian history, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules... Full review >

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    THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

    SEPT. 13, 2016

FICTION

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

by Colson Whitehead

Whitehead continues the African-American artists' inquiry into race mythology and history with rousing audacity and... Full review >

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    AT THE EXISTENTIALIST CAFÉ

    MARCH 1, 2016

NONFICTION

AT THE EXISTENTIALIST CAFÉ

by Sarah Bakewell

A fresh, invigorating look into complex minds and a unique time and place. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    EVICTED

    MARCH 1, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

EVICTED

by Matthew Desmond

This stunning, remarkable book—a scholar’s 21st-century How the Other Half Lives—demands a wide audience. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE BLACK PRESIDENCY

    FEB. 2, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE BLACK PRESIDENCY

by Michael Eric Dyson

Dyson succeeds admirably in creating a base line for future interpretations of this historic presidency. His well-written... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    IN THE DARKROOM

    JUNE 14, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

IN THE DARKROOM

by Susan Faludi

A moving and penetrating inquiry into manifold struggles for identity, community, and authenticity. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TRUEVINE

    OCT. 18, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

TRUEVINE

by Beth Macy

This first-rate journey into human trafficking, slavery, and familial bonding is an engrossing example of spirited,... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HILLBILLY ELEGY

    JUNE 28, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HILLBILLY ELEGY

by J.D. Vance

An unusually timely and deeply affecting view of a social class whose health and economic problems are making headlines in... Full review >

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    THUNDER BOY JR.

    MAY 10, 2016

CHILDREN'S

THUNDER BOY JR.

by Sherman Alexie ; illustrated by Yuyi Morales

An expertly crafted, soulful, and humorous work that tenderly explores identity, culture, and the bond between father and... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    FREEDOM OVER ME

    SEPT. 13, 2016

CHILDREN'S

FREEDOM OVER ME

by Ashley Bryan ; illustrated by Ashley Bryan

Bryan makes real and palpable what chattel slavery meant and how it affected those who were enslaved; every child who... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE READER

    SEPT. 13, 2016

TEEN

THE READER

by Traci Chee

This cleverly layered fantasy leaves more questions than it answers, but fortunately, it’s only the first of what promises... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WE WILL NOT BE SILENT

    MAY 3, 2016

CHILDREN'S

WE WILL NOT BE SILENT

by Russell Freedman

A thorough and accessible introduction to the Holocaust and the students who dared to take a stand against evil. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BURN BABY BURN

    MARCH 8, 2016

TEEN

BURN BABY BURN

by Meg Medina

An important story of one of New York City’s most dangerous times Full review >

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    AS BRAVE AS YOU

    MAY 3, 2016

CHILDREN'S

AS BRAVE AS YOU

by Jason Reynolds

This pitch-perfect contemporary novel gently explores the past’s repercussions on the present Full review >

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