• FICTION

    TWO YEARS EIGHT MONTHS AND TWENTY-EIGHT NIGHTS

    SEPT. 8, 2015

  • FICTION

    PURITY

    SEPT. 1, 2015

FICTION

PURITY

by Jonathan Franzen

An expansive, brainy, yet inviting novel that leaves few foibles unexplored. Full review >

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    THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD

    SEPT. 1, 2015

FICTION

THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD

by Elena Ferrante ; translated by Ann Goldstein

The enigmatic Ferrante, whose identity remains the subject of international literary gossip, has created a mythic portrait... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL

    OCT. 27, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL

by Carrie Brownstein

Unlike many rock star memoirs, there’s no sense that this book is a chore or a marketing effort. It’s revealing and... Full review >

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    GOLD FAME CITRUS

    SEPT. 29, 2015

  • NONFICTION

    M TRAIN

    OCT. 6, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

M TRAIN

by Patti Smith

Not as focused as Just Kids, but an atmospheric, moody, and bittersweet memoir to be savored and pondered. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THIS IS YOUR LIFE, HARRIET CHANCE!

    SEPT. 8, 2015

FICTION

THIS IS YOUR LIFE, HARRIET CHANCE!

by Jonathan Evison

Evison writes humanely and with good humor of his characters, who, like the rest of us, muddle through, too often without... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    OBJECTIVE TROY

    SEPT. 15, 2015

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OBJECTIVE TROY

by Scott Shane

Shane's reporting is superb, and the way he frames the public policy debate makes the narrative compelling from start to... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY

    SEPT. 8, 2015

FICTION

DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY

by Bill Clegg

An attempt to map how the unbearable is borne, elegantly written and bravely imagined. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A GUEST AT THE SHOOTERS' BANQUET

    SEPT. 8, 2015

  • FICTION

    FATES AND FURIES

    SEPT. 15, 2015

FICTION

FATES AND FURIES

by Lauren Groff

An intricate plot, perfect title, and a harrowing look at the tie that binds. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE VISITING PRIVILEGE

    SEPT. 9, 2015

FICTION

THE VISITING PRIVILEGE

by Joy Williams

Williams, to belabor the metaphor, isn’t just a closer, but a utility player at the top of her game. If you want to see how... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    NEGROLAND

    SEPT. 8, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

NEGROLAND

by Margo Jefferson

Jefferson swings the narrative back and forth through her life, exploring the tides of racism, opportunity, and dignity... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SAM PHILLIPS

    NOV. 10, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SAM PHILLIPS

by Peter Guralnick

A wonderful story that brings us deep into that moment when America made race music its own and gave rise to the rock sound... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SHOWDOWN

    SEPT. 16, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SHOWDOWN

by Wil Haygood

An intensely readable, fully explored account of what the New York Times called an “ordeal by committee,” an important hinge... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    STRANGERS DROWNING

    SEPT. 29, 2015

NONFICTION

STRANGERS DROWNING

by Larissa MacFarquhar

Fascinating and terrifying portraits of saints and ministers of grace. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A HOUSE OF MY OWN

    OCT. 6, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

A HOUSE OF MY OWN

by Sandra Cisneros

A charming, tender memoir from an acclaimed Mexican-American author. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE MARE

    NOV. 3, 2015

FICTION

THE MARE

by Mary Gaitskill

Gaitskill explores the complexities of love (mares, meres…) to bring us a novel that gallops along like a bracing bareback... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    AVENUE OF MYSTERIES

    OCT. 27, 2015

FICTION

AVENUE OF MYSTERIES

by John Irving

Though not as irresistible as early works such as The World According to Garp and The Hotel New Hampshire, a welcome return... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE MARK AND THE VOID

    OCT. 20, 2015

FICTION

THE MARK AND THE VOID

by Paul Murray

Murray manages the trick of being thoughtful and entertaining. His creative energy sends the book in many directions, making... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CITY ON FIRE

    OCT. 13, 2015

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