• FICTION

    VAGABOND

    JAN. 5, 2016

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

VAGABOND

by Gerald Seymour

An author who seemingly can do no wrong, British spymaster Seymour delivers another first-rate effort—this one focused on an... Full review >

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    BLOOD YEAR

    FEB. 29, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

BLOOD YEAR

by David Kilcullen

Direct, insightful, and frightening, this book will prepare readers to see through the misguided, simplistic solutions to... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    STRANGE GODS

    FEB. 16, 2016

HISTORY

STRANGE GODS

by Susan Jacoby

Jacoby draws the first detailed maps of a terrain that has been very much in need of intelligent, careful cartography. Full review >

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    EVICTED

    MARCH 1, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

EVICTED

by Matthew Desmond

This stunning, remarkable book—a scholar’s 21st-century How the Other Half Lives—demands a wide audience. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DICTATOR

    JAN. 12, 2016

FICTION

DICTATOR

by Robert Harris

Unfortunately for Cicero, his assessment of Octavian—“he’s a nice boy, and I hope he survives, but he’s no Caesar”—proves... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FORBIDDEN

    JAN. 26, 2016

ROMANCE

FORBIDDEN

by Beverly Jenkins

For readers who enjoy love stories with steamy interludes against historical backdrops, Jenkins’ latest is not to be missed. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE BITTER SIDE OF SWEET

    FEB. 23, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE BITTER SIDE OF SWEET

by Tara Sullivan

A tender, harrowing story of family, friendship, and the pursuit of freedom. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE MARE

    NOV. 3, 2015

FICTION

THE MARE

by Mary Gaitskill

Gaitskill explores the complexities of love (mares, meres…) to bring us a novel that gallops along like a bracing bareback... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    S.P.Q.R.

    NOV. 9, 2015

HISTORY

S.P.Q.R.

by Mary Beard

Beard’s enthusiasm for her subject is infectious and is well-reflected in her clever, thoroughly enjoyable style of writing.... Full review >

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