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  • FICTION

    THE FIGHTER

    MARCH 20, 2018

FICTION

THE FIGHTER

by Michael Farris Smith

A gifted storyteller who parses battered dreams and the legacies of abandonment with a harsh realism that is both saddening... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE HAZEL WOOD

    JAN. 30, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE HAZEL WOOD

by Melissa Albert ; illustrated by Jim Tierney

Not everybody lives, and certainly not “happily ever after”—but within all the grisly darkness, Alice’s fierce integrity and... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ORIGIN

    OCT. 3, 2017

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

ORIGIN

by Dan Brown

The plot is absurd, of course, but the book is a definitive pleasure. Prepare to be absorbed—and in more ways than one. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    EXHIBIT ALEXANDRA

    MARCH 13, 2018

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

EXHIBIT ALEXANDRA

by Natasha Bell

This smart, mirror maze of a thriller bristles with sharp edges, twisting familiar Gone Girl themes into Bell’s own intense... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

    MAY 2, 2017

NONFICTION

ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

A sublime introduction to some of the most exciting ideas in astrophysics that will leave readers wanting more. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WHEN

    JAN. 9, 2018

BUSINESS

WHEN

by Daniel H. Pink

Solid science backed by sensible action points—good airplane reading for business travelers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    JACKRABBIT SMILE

    MARCH 27, 2018

FICTION

JACKRABBIT SMILE

by Joe R. Lansdale

Familiarity has worn down the edge in this series, but its pleasures are still welcome. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    RIP CREW

    MARCH 13, 2018

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

RIP CREW

by Sebastian Rotella

Rotella's latest is a tense, gritty thriller—perfectly seedy when it needs to be and near-perfect in its overall execution. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE BAD DAUGHTER

    FEB. 27, 2018

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