• FICTION

    THE VACATIONERS

    MAY 29, 2014

FICTION

THE VACATIONERS

by Emma Straub

A novel that is both a lot of fun to read and has plenty of insight into the marital bond and the human condition. Full review >

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    FOURTH OF JULY CREEK

    JUNE 3, 2014

FICTION

FOURTH OF JULY CREEK

by Smith Henderson

Of a piece with Peter Heller’s The Dog Stars and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road in imagining a rural West that’s seen better... Full review >

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    THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS

    JUNE 3, 2014

FICTION

THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS

by Cristina Henríquez

A smartly observed tale of immigrant life that cannily balances its optimistic tone with straight talk. Full review >

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    THE RISE & FALL OF GREAT POWERS

    MAY 27, 2014

FICTION

THE RISE & FALL OF GREAT POWERS

by Tom Rachman

Brilliantly structured, beautifully written and profoundly sad. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE QUICK

    JUNE 17, 2014

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE QUICK

by Lauren Owen

A book that seems to begin as a children’s story ends in blood-soaked mayhem; the journey from one genre to another is... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE MATCHMAKER

    JUNE 24, 2014

  • FICTION

    THE SLEEPWALKER'S GUIDE TO DANCING

    JULY 1, 2014

FICTION

THE SLEEPWALKER'S GUIDE TO DANCING

by Mira Jacob

Comparisons of Jacob to Jhumpa Lahiri are inevitable; Lahiri may be more overtly profound, Jacob more willing to go for... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    I AM PILGRIM

    MAY 27, 2014

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

I AM PILGRIM

by Terry Hayes

Two psychos enter, and one psycho leaves. Good entertainment for readers with a penchant for mayhem, piles of bodies and a... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE

    JUNE 10, 2014

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE

by Alan Furst

Furst owns the dark blanket that covers Europe between the two world wars. His latest is a satisfying, thought-provoking... Full review >

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