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    AMERICAN DERVISH

    JAN. 9, 2012

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AMERICAN DERVISH

by Ayad Akhtar

Engaging and accessible, thoughtful without being daunting: This may be the novel that brings Muslim-American fiction into... Full review >

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    THE UNDERTOW

    MAY 15, 2012

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THE UNDERTOW

by Jo Baker

Immediate, poignant and rarely predictable, this searchingly observant work captures a huge terrain of personal aspiration... Full review >

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    A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME

    APRIL 17, 2012

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    THE ORCHARDIST

    AUG. 21, 2012

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THE ORCHARDIST

by Amanda Coplin

Superb work from an abundantly gifted young writer. Full review >

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    THE BOOK OF JONAS

    MARCH 15, 2012

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THE BOOK OF JONAS

by Stephen Dau

A charity sends Jonas to live with the Martins, an evangelical family in Pennsylvania. There he attends high school, an... Full review >

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    THE STOCKHOLM OCTAVO

    OCT. 23, 2012

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THE STOCKHOLM OCTAVO

by Karen Engelmann

The setup is wonderfully engrossing; the denouement doesn’t deliver quite enough. But this is stylish work by an author of... Full review >

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    ABSOLUTION

    APRIL 12, 2012

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ABSOLUTION

by Patrick Flanery

Complex in theme, complex in narrative, this is a masterful literary exploration of the specter of conscience and the... Full review >

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    CITY OF WOMEN

    AUG. 7, 2012

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CITY OF WOMEN

by David R. Gillham

The blond beauty is Sigrid, a stenographer living alone with her unpleasant mother-in-law while her husband, Kaspar, serves... Full review >

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    THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED

    SEPT. 11, 2012

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THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED

by Jonas Jonasson

A great cure for the blues, especially for anyone who might feel bad about growing older. Full review >

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    THE INFINITE TIDES

    JUNE 19, 2012

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THE INFINITE TIDES

by Christian Kiefer

A wonderfully executed debut novel, so rich as to inspire rereading, right down to its inevitable resolution, both ironic... Full review >

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    THE PROFESSIONALS

    MARCH 29, 2012

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    THE YEAR OF THE GADFLY

    MAY 8, 2012

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THE YEAR OF THE GADFLY

by Jennifer Miller

A gripping thrill ride that’s also a thoughtful coming-of-age story. Full review >

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    THE YELLOW BIRDS

    SEPT. 11, 2012

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THE YELLOW BIRDS

by Kevin Powers

Powers writes with a rawness that brings the sights and smells as well as the trauma and decay of war home to the reader. Full review >

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    IN THE SHADOW OF THE BANYAN

    JULY 31, 2012

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE BANYAN

by Vaddey Ratner

Often lyrical, sometimes a bit ponderous: a painful, personal record of Cambodia’s holocaust. Full review >

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    HAND ME DOWN

    APRIL 12, 2012

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HAND ME DOWN

by Melanie Thorne

Failed by the adults in her life and forced to be the grown-up when she should be experiencing first dates and football... Full review >

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