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    ASTRAY

    OCT. 30, 2012

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ASTRAY

by Emma Donoghue

Another exciting change of pace from the protean Donoghue. Full review >

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    WE'RE FLYING

    AUG. 14, 2012

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WE'RE FLYING

by Peter Stamm translated by Michael Hofmann

For those who have an affinity for metaphysical fiction written with a surgeon’s precision, this collection will spur... Full review >

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    BLASPHEMY

    OCT. 2, 2012

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BLASPHEMY

by Sherman Alexie

Whether recent or from his earliest period, these pieces show Alexie at his best: as an interpreter and observer, always... Full review >

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    SHOUT HER LOVELY NAME

    JUNE 26, 2012

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SHOUT HER LOVELY NAME

by Natalie Serber

A terrific introduction to Serber’s gifts, and hopefully a preview of good things to come. Full review >

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    WINDEYE

    JUNE 12, 2012

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WINDEYE

by Brian Evenson

A unique collection, proving that Evenson is as deft at moving between genres as a ghost passing through a wall. Full review >

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    BATTLEBORN

    AUG. 2, 2012

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    BLACK DAHLIA & WHITE ROSE

    SEPT. 1, 2012

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BLACK DAHLIA & WHITE ROSE

by Joyce Carol Oates

Although her material can be macabre, mawkish and deeply unsettling, Oates' hypnotic prose ensures that readers will be... Full review >

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    THE SHAPE OF THE FINAL DOG

    SEPT. 13, 2012

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    THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER

    SEPT. 11, 2012

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THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER

by Junot Díaz

Not as ambitious as Díaz’s Pulitzer Prize winner, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), but sharply observed and... Full review >

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    AEROGRAMMES

    APRIL 5, 2012

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AEROGRAMMES

by Tania James

At every turn, James’ prose is crisp, observant and carefully controlled; unlike the narrator of “Escape Key,” who grows... Full review >

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    I AM AN EXECUTIONER

    APRIL 10, 2012

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    HAPPINESS IS A CHEMICAL IN THE BRAIN

    MAY 7, 2012

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HAPPINESS IS A CHEMICAL IN THE BRAIN

by Lucia Perillo

Emotionally unflinching stories of considerable power, wonder and humor. Full review >

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    THE BOOK OF MISCHIEF

    SEPT. 4, 2012

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THE BOOK OF MISCHIEF

by Steve Stern

Stern weaves an intricate and clever web of stories steeped in both sacred and mundane Jewish culture. Full review >

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    DIVING BELLES

    AUG. 7, 2012

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DIVING BELLES

by Lucy Wood

Occasionally just fey, elsewhere convincingly unworldly, these stories express a distinctive voice and a gently beguiling... Full review >

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    DANCING DOGS

    SEPT. 25, 2012

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DANCING DOGS

by Jon Katz

A tissue-box-worthy collection of animal tales. Full review >

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    CRACKPOT PALACE

    AUG. 14, 2012

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CRACKPOT PALACE

by Jeffrey Ford

Ford finds his way into scenarios infernal, haunted or merely strange, and keeps his wits about him on the journey. Full review >

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    A HISTORY OF THE PRESENT ILLNESS

    JAN. 22, 2013

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A HISTORY OF THE PRESENT ILLNESS

by Louise Aronson

It’s the tense atmospheres that Aronson creates, and her empathy for her characters, that make this a promising debut. Full review >

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    SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR

    APRIL 3, 2012

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SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR

by Etgar Keret & translated by Nathan Englander & Miriam Shlesinger & Sondra Silverston

More like bits and sketches than stories, from a writer who is often very funny and inventive, and occasionally profound. Full review >

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