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9 Books Not to Judge by Their Covers

  • FICTION

    SPRING

    MAY 1, 2019

FICTION

SPRING

by Ali Smith

Smith's work is always challenging and always rewarding. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MURMUR

    APRIL 9, 2019

FICTION

MURMUR

by Will Eaves

A wildly inventive and moving exploration of the human mind under conditions of duress. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DREAM SEQUENCE

    JUNE 11, 2019

FICTION

DREAM SEQUENCE

by Adam Foulds

An incisive and disquieting look at the consequences of fame. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ORDINARY GIRLS

    JUNE 4, 2019

TEEN

ORDINARY GIRLS

by Blair Thornburgh

This wise, funny, thoroughly contemporary coming-of-age tale earns bonus points for acing the Bechdel test. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WALKING ON THE CEILING

    APRIL 30, 2019

FICTION

WALKING ON THE CEILING

by Aysegül Savas

A refined and wistful exploration of the nature of memory. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    HOPE AND OTHER PUNCHLINES

    MAY 7, 2019

TEEN

HOPE AND OTHER PUNCHLINES

by Julie Buxbaum

A valuable addition to the growing body of 9/11–related teen literature—one that will be especially appealing to teens today. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE GULF

    APRIL 2, 2019

FICTION

THE GULF

by Belle Boggs

A smart, slightly kooky exploration of art and money, faith and politics. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF

    MAY 7, 2019

TEEN

KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF

by Tom Ryan

A tightly plotted mystery with an unforgettably unnerving reveal. Full review >

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