• FICTION

    GOD LOVES HAITI

    JAN. 6, 2015

FICTION

GOD LOVES HAITI

by Dimitry Elias Léger

With shimmering, lyrical prose, Léger conjures an incisive vision of Haiti’s complex heritage, tortured soul and dauntless... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CRUCIBLE OF COMMAND

    JAN. 15, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

CRUCIBLE OF COMMAND

by William C. Davis

A fresh look at the sources and a careful eye to leadership and character places this book high atop the list of recent... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE PARTNERSHIP

    JAN. 6, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE PARTNERSHIP

by Pamela Katz

With a novelist’s eye for telling details, Katz offers a colorful, perceptive and riveting portrait of a remarkable artistic... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HUSH HUSH

    FEB. 24, 2015

FICTION

HUSH HUSH

by Laura Lippman

Tess' constant worry about whether she's a good mother dovetails ironically with Dawes' fight to win her daughters back.... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    LINCOLN'S BODY

    FEB. 9, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

LINCOLN'S BODY

by Richard Wightman Fox

An original, brightly written and well-researched cultural history certain to have wide appeal. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    HOLD TIGHT, DON'T LET GO

    JAN. 6, 2015

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

HOLD TIGHT, DON'T LET GO

by Laura Rose Wagner

An insightful disaster-survival story with far-reaching emotional resonance. (brief history notes, glossary) (Fiction. 14... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MY SUNSHINE AWAY

    FEB. 10, 2015

FICTION

MY SUNSHINE AWAY

by M.O. Walsh

Celebrate, fiction lovers: The gods of Southern gothic storytelling have inducted a junior member. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD

    FEB. 10, 2015

FICTION

A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD

by Anne Tyler

The texture of everyday experience transmuted into art. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ELEANOR MARX

    FEB. 24, 2015

NONFICTION

ELEANOR MARX

by Rachel Holmes

A full-fleshed, thrilling portrait, troubling and full of family secrets. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    TEAR YOU APART

    JAN. 27, 2015

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