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    ABSOLUTION

    APRIL 12, 2012

FICTION

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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    THE COLDEST NIGHT

    APRIL 3, 2012

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THE COLDEST NIGHT

by Robert Olmstead

An exceptionally fine study of love, war and the double-edged role of memory, which can both sustain and destroy.... Full review >

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    THE COVE

    APRIL 10, 2012

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THE COVE

by Ron Rash

Even better than the bestselling Serena (2008), for here Rash has elevated melodrama to tragedy. Full review >

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    EXIT PLAN

    APRIL 4, 2012

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

EXIT PLAN

by Larry Bond

Iran’s nuclear ambitions are prominent in the news. That makes this novel a perfectly timed, first-class read. Full review >

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    HAND ME DOWN

    APRIL 12, 2012

FICTION

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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    THE LIFEBOAT

    APRIL 10, 2012

FICTION

THE LIFEBOAT

by Charlotte Rogan

The lifeboat becomes a compelling, if almost overly crafted, microcosm of a dangerous larger world in which only the strong... Full review >

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    LUCKY BASTARD

    APRIL 17, 2012

FICTION

LUCKY BASTARD

by S.G. Browne

A funky little action comedy that whips enough social satire and ethical dilemmas on readers to enlighten while it... Full review >

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    NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT

    APRIL 3, 2012

FICTION

NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT

by Nadine Gordimer

Gordimer writes movingly and piercingly about the struggles after the Struggle. Full review >

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    AN UNEXPECTED GUEST

    APRIL 17, 2012

FICTION

AN UNEXPECTED GUEST

by Anne Korkeakivi

With this seemingly slight day-in-the-life tale, Korkeakivi produces a knowing comedy of manners, a politically charged... Full review >

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    WHEN THE NIGHT

    APRIL 24, 2012

FICTION

WHEN THE NIGHT

by Cristina Comencini

A director and screenwriter as well as a novelist, Comencini is adept at creating an extraordinary portrait of... Full review >

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    WISH YOU WERE HERE

    APRIL 17, 2012

FICTION

WISH YOU WERE HERE

by Graham Swift

Profound empathy and understated eloquence mark a novel so artfully nuanced that the last few pages send the reader back to... Full review >

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    A WOMAN OF CONSEQUENCE

    APRIL 10, 2012

FICTION

A WOMAN OF CONSEQUENCE

by Anna Dean

The third in Dean’s series is another delight, complete with perfect regency prose and an excellent mystery. Full review >

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    CHILDREN IN REINDEER WOODS

    APRIL 17, 2012

FICTION

CHILDREN IN REINDEER WOODS

by Kristín Ómarsdóttir & translated by Lytton Smith

This is the first of Icelandic author Ómarsdóttir’s novels to appear in English, and it shouldn’t be the last. Somewhere in... Full review >

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