• FICTION

    BITTERSWEET

    MAY 13, 2014

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

BITTERSWEET

by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Beverly-Whittemore (Set Me Free, 2007, etc.) has crafted a page-turner riddled with stubborn clues, a twisty plot and... Full review >

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    BIRD BOX

    MAY 13, 2014

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

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by Josh Malerman

An unsettling thriller, this earns comparisons to Hitchcock's The Birds, as well as the finer efforts of Stephen King and... Full review >

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    ANOTHER GREAT DAY AT SEA

    MAY 20, 2014

NONFICTION

ANOTHER GREAT DAY AT SEA

by Geoff Dyer

As usual for Dyer, eccentrically intriguing, occasionally dipping into boyish wonder and spasms of sentiment. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MAYBE SOMEDAY

    MARCH 18, 2014

FICTION

MAYBE SOMEDAY

by Colleen Hoover

Hoover is one of the freshest voices in new-adult fiction, and her latest resonates with true emotion, unforgettable... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE OPPOSITE OF MAYBE

    APRIL 8, 2014

  • NONFICTION

    DEAR LEADER

    MAY 13, 2014

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

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by Jang Jin-sung translated by Shirley Lee

An exciting escape closes this urgent, well-rendered attempt to penetrate North Korea’s cynical, criminal power strategy. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE DAY SHE DIED

    MAY 8, 2014

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

THE DAY SHE DIED

by Catriona McPherson

McPherson’s second stand-alone (As She Left It, 2013, etc.) is a tour de force, a creepy psychological thriller that will... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THERE GOES GRAVITY

    APRIL 22, 2014

  • FICTION

    SAVE THE DATE

    JUNE 3, 2014

FICTION

SAVE THE DATE

by Mary Kay Andrews

A deft mixture of romance and humor in a story featuring a likable protagonist and cute critters: It’s a date Andrews fans... Full review >

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