• NONFICTION

    WRITING TO SAVE A LIFE

    NOV. 15, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

WRITING TO SAVE A LIFE

by John Edgar Wideman

A book seething with the passion and sense of outrage behind the Black Lives Matter movement that also traces specific roots... Full review >

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    SWING TIME

    NOV. 15, 2016

FICTION

SWING TIME

by Zadie Smith

Moving, funny, and grave, this novel parses race and global politics with Fred Astaire’s or Michael Jackson's grace. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    VIRGIN AND OTHER STORIES

    NOV. 1, 2016

FICTION

VIRGIN AND OTHER STORIES

by April Ayers Lawson

Meaty, satisfying tales of a substance that suggests Lawson would make a fine novelist. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    PIRATE UTOPIA

    NOV. 8, 2016

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

PIRATE UTOPIA

by Bruce Sterling ; illustrated by John Coulthart

A kind of Ragtime for our time: provocative, exotic, and very entertaining. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    NORTE

    OCT. 26, 2016

NORTE

by Edmundo Paz Soldán translated by Valerie Miles

A superb set of interlinked character studies. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CASANOVA

    NOV. 1, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

CASANOVA

by Laurence Bergreen

Casanova’s adventures include plenty of juicy details, and Bergreen weaves in just enough to prove his reputation. His... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

    NOV. 1, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

by Nicola Yoon

With appeal to cynics and romantics alike, this profound exploration of life and love tempers harsh realities with the... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE ELEPHANTS IN MY BACKYARD

    NOV. 8, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE ELEPHANTS IN MY BACKYARD

by Rajiv Surendra

One of the more insightful and inspirational of the recent glut of showbiz memoirs. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    RAY & JOAN

    NOV. 15, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

RAY & JOAN

by Lisa Napoli

A book characterized by deep research and a seamless weaving together of the details of different lives. Full review >

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