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    JULY 17, 2006

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by Louise Penny

Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don’t miss this stellar debut. Full review >

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by Sue Grafton

Agreeable heroine (only her running is a bore), fine dialogue, a great eye for people and places—so we're looking forward to... Full review >

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by Cheryl Mendelson

Thoroughly likable debut fiction (the first of a trilogy), narrated in an old-fashioned leisurely style with enough... Full review >

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by Karl Ove Knausgaard ; translated by Don Bartlett

A simple and surprising effort to capture everyday life that rewards the time given to it. Full review >

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by Lev Grossman

Very dark and very scary, with no simple answers provided—fantasy for grown-ups, in other words, and very satisfying indeed. Full review >

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THRILLER & SUSPENSE

IN THE WOODS

by Tana French

When not lengthily bogged down in angst, a readable, non-formulaic police procedural with a twist. It’s ultimately the... Full review >

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