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The Best Novels for Summer Reading: The Sequel

  • FICTION

    BEAUTIFUL DAY

    JUNE 25, 2013

  • FICTION

    TRANSATLANTIC

    JUNE 4, 2013

FICTION

TRANSATLANTIC

by Colum McCann

A beautifully written novel, an experience to savor. Full review >

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    SISTERLAND

    JUNE 25, 2013

FICTION

SISTERLAND

by Curtis Sittenfeld

A rich portrait of intricate relationships within and among families by one of commercial fiction’s smartest, most... Full review >

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    THE EXECUTION OF NOA P. SINGLETON

    JUNE 11, 2013

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE EXECUTION OF NOA P. SINGLETON

by Elizabeth L. Silver

Like Suzanne Rendell in the novel The Other Typist (2013), Silver explores convolutions of guilt and innocence beyond the... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    LONG DIVISION

    JUNE 15, 2013

FICTION

LONG DIVISION

by Kiese Laymon

Laymon moves us dazzlingly (and sometimes bewilderingly) from 1964 to 1985 to 2013 and incorporates themes of prejudice,... Full review >

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    ISLAND GIRLS

    JUNE 18, 2013

FICTION

ISLAND GIRLS

by Nancy Thayer

In this touching summer read, forgiveness benefits both the person bestowing it and the recipient. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE BEST MAN

    FEB. 26, 2013

FICTION

THE BEST MAN

by Kristan Higgins

On the day her fiance came out and left her at the altar, Faith escaped to the West Coast, where she’s had a thriving... Full review >

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    THE PERFUME COLLECTOR

    MAY 14, 2013

  • FICTION

    ASTOR PLACE VINTAGE

    JUNE 11, 2013

FICTION

ASTOR PLACE VINTAGE

by Stephanie Lehmann

The author combines an impressive knowledge of history, sociology and psychology to create an intellectually and emotionally... Full review >

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