• FICTION

    LUCKY US

    JULY 29, 2014

FICTION

LUCKY US

by Amy Bloom

Bloom enlivens her story with understated humor as well as offbeat and unforgettable characters. Despite a couple of... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SLEEP DONATION

    MARCH 25, 2014

FICTION

SLEEP DONATION

by Karen Russell

More of a detour than a natural progression for the author, whose fans will nevertheless find this as engaging as it is... 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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  • FICTION

    EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU

    JUNE 26, 2014

FICTION

EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU

by Celeste Ng

Ng's emotionally complex debut novel sucks you in like a strong current and holds you fast until its final secrets surface. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    BULLETPROOF VEST

    JUNE 17, 2014

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

BULLETPROOF VEST

by Maria Venegas

As Venegas portrays him in this stark, tender narrative, Jose is an extremely complicated man—longing for his children’s... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

    JUNE 10, 2014

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

by M.R. Carey

One of the more imaginative and ingenious additions to the dystopian canon. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FOURTH OF JULY CREEK

    JUNE 3, 2014

FICTION

FOURTH OF JULY CREEK

by Smith Henderson

Of a piece with Peter Heller’s The Dog Stars and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road in imagining a rural West that’s seen better... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

    MAY 6, 2014

FICTION

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

by Anthony Doerr

Doerr captures the sights and sounds of wartime and focuses, refreshingly, on the innate goodness of his major characters. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    PANIC IN A SUITCASE

    JULY 31, 2014

FICTION

PANIC IN A SUITCASE

by Yelena Akhtiorskaya

Akhtiorskaya’s sideways humor allows rays of genuine emotion to filter through the social and domestic satire. Full review >

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