• NONFICTION

    THE BIRTH OF KOREAN COOL

    AUG. 5, 2014

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE BIRTH OF KOREAN COOL

by Euny Hong

A pleasing mix of Margaret Cho, Sarah Vowell and a pinch of Cory Doctorow. Full review >

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    THE MAGICIAN'S LAND

    AUG. 5, 2014

FICTION

THE MAGICIAN'S LAND

by Lev Grossman

The essence of being a magician, as Quentin learns to define it, could easily serve as a thumbnail description of Grossman’s... Full review >

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    THE INVENTION OF EXILE

    AUG. 18, 2014

FICTION

THE INVENTION OF EXILE

by Vanessa Manko

A top-notch debut, at once sober and lively and provocative. Full review >

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    TRAVELS WITH CASEY

    JULY 22, 2014

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

TRAVELS WITH CASEY

by Benoit Denizet-Lewis

With Americans owning more dogs than any other country in the world, this sprightly, entertaining travelogue should find a... Full review >

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    SONG OF THE SHANK

    JUNE 17, 2014

FICTION

SONG OF THE SHANK

by Jeffery Renard Allen

If there’s any justice, Allen’s visionary work, as startlingly inventive as one of his subject’s performances, should propel... Full review >

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    EUPHORIA

    JUNE 3, 2014

  • FICTION

    THE HEIST

    JULY 15, 2014

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE HEIST

by Daniel Silva

With "a fallen British spy, a one-eyed Italian policeman, a master art thief, [and] a professional assassin from the island... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE BOOK OF LIFE

    JULY 15, 2014

FICTION

THE BOOK OF LIFE

by Deborah Harkness

There are few surprises, but it’s still satisfying to travel with these characters toward their more-than-well-earned happy... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SILKWORM

    JUNE 19, 2014

FICTION

THE SILKWORM

by Robert Galbraith

Rowling proves once again that she’s a master of plotting over the course of a series; you can see her planting seeds,... Full review >

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