• FICTION

    THE PAST

    JAN. 5, 2016

FICTION

THE PAST

by Tessa Hadley

Hadley is the patron saint of ordinary lives; her trademark empathy and sharp insight are out in force here. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WHAT BELONGS TO YOU

    JAN. 19, 2016

FICTION

WHAT BELONGS TO YOU

by Garth Greenwell

A luminous, searing exploration of desire, alienation, and the powerful tattoo of the past. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE BLACK PRESIDENCY

    FEB. 2, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE BLACK PRESIDENCY

by Michael Eric Dyson

Dyson succeeds admirably in creating a base line for future interpretations of this historic presidency. His well-written... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    PLAYERS

    APRIL 26, 2016

BUSINESS

PLAYERS

by Matthew Futterman

Despite the multiple sports explored and the large cast of characters, Futterman develops his theme seamlessly in a book... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE LONGEST NIGHT

    JAN. 19, 2016

FICTION

THE LONGEST NIGHT

by Andria Williams

A smoldering, altogether impressive debut that probes the social and emotional strains on military families in a fresh and... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE PROFITEERS

    FEB. 16, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE PROFITEERS

by Sally Denton

Filled with stories of cronyism and influence peddling, Denton’s riveting and revealing book will undoubtedly displease the... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE CONFIDENCE GAME

    JAN. 12, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE CONFIDENCE GAME

by Maria Konnikova

With meticulous research and a facility for storytelling, Konnikova makes this intriguing topic absolutely riveting. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    I'M GLAD ABOUT YOU

    FEB. 23, 2016

FICTION

I'M GLAD ABOUT YOU

by Theresa Rebeck

The snappy dialogue and plot you’d expect from a veteran dramatist plus the rich exploration of character that novels are... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    AT THE EXISTENTIALIST CAFÉ

    MARCH 1, 2016

NONFICTION

AT THE EXISTENTIALIST CAFÉ

by Sarah Bakewell

A fresh, invigorating look into complex minds and a unique time and place. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE ROAD TAKEN

    FEB. 16, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE ROAD TAKEN

by Henry Petroski

Anyone with an interest in the way things work will want this book—and will doubtless emerge as a fan of the ever curious... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE MEMORY OF LIGHT

    JAN. 26, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE MEMORY OF LIGHT

by Francisco X. Stork

Following Schneider Award–winning Marcelo in the Real World (2009), Stork further marks himself as a major voice in teen... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    IN OTHER WORDS

    FEB. 9, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

IN OTHER WORDS

by Jhumpa Lahiri translated by Ann Goldstein

An honest, self-deprecating, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    TO CATCH A CHEAT

    JAN. 26, 2016

CHILDREN'S

TO CATCH A CHEAT

by Varian Johnson

A satisfying stand-alone sequel; new readers and old friends will be hoping for further adventures. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    AMERICAN ACE

    JAN. 12, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

AMERICAN ACE

by Marilyn Nelson

Readers will join Nelson’s protagonist in quietly hoping for that healing, too. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

    FEB. 2, 2016

FICTION

THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

by Alexander Chee

Richly researched, ornately plotted, this story demands, and repays, close attention. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN

    MARCH 1, 2016

HISTORY

THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN

by Timothy Egan

A fascinating, well-told story by an author fully committed to his subject. Egan’s impeccable research, uncomplicated... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US

    FEB. 8, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US

by Emily Skrutskie

Personal and cultural complexities distinguish this fresh and fascinating look at a lawless future. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    PAX

    FEB. 2, 2016

  • NONFICTION

    THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING

    JAN. 19, 2016

HISTORY

THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING

by Bill Bryson

Anglophiles will find Bryson’s field notes equally entertaining and educational. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY

    JAN. 26, 2016

  • NONFICTION

    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

    AND AFTER MANY DAYS

    FEB. 16, 2016

FICTION

AND AFTER MANY DAYS

by Jowhor Ile

A deeply rewarding novel that heralds the birth of a major new literary talent. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    IN A DIFFERENT KEY

    JAN. 19, 2016

NONFICTION

IN A DIFFERENT KEY

by John Donvan & Caren Zucker

An invaluable guide for those dealing with autism and an inspiring affirmation of every individual’s contribution to “the... Full review >

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