THE BLAZING WORLD by Siri Hustvedt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Blazing indeed: not just with Harry's fury, but with agonizing compassion for all of wounded humanity."
An embittered female artist plays a trick on critics that goes badly awry in Hustvedt's latest (The Summer Without Men, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
THE HUNTING GUN by Yasushi Inoue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This slight but elegant and moving novella is a lovely introduction to a prolific Japanese writer (1907-1991) largely unknown in the West."
Inoue's first book, published in Japan in 1949, recounts a tragic love triangle from the different perspectives of those affected. Read full book review >

THE SLEEPWALKER'S GUIDE TO DANCING by Mira Jacob
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Comparisons of Jacob to Jhumpa Lahiri are inevitable; Lahiri may be more overtly profound, Jacob more willing to go for comedy, but both write with naked honesty about the uneasy generational divide among Indians in America and about family in all its permutations."
Jacob's darkly comic debut—about a photographer's visit to her parents' New Mexico home during a family crisis—is grounded in the specifics of the middle-class Indian immigrant experience while uncovering the universality of family dysfunction and endurance. Read full book review >
THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X by Eloisa James
ROMANCE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Emotionally rewarding and elegantly written, with textured characters and a captivating plot, this is James at her best."
When Lady Xenobia is hired to restyle Thorn Dautry's country estate to help him win a perfect bride, they're both loath to admit they've met their perfect matches. Read full book review >
THE WOMAN WHO BORROWED MEMORIES by Tove Jansson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Windows crop up often in Jansson's stories, reflecting the transparent wall between her lonely characters and their worlds but also Jansson's expression of intangible thoughts and feelings with lucent prose.
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Twenty-six spare, slyly off-kilter stories collected from the life work of Swedish-speaking Jansson, who wrote 11 works of adult fiction (The Summer Book, 1972, etc.) as well as a series of children's books (Moominpappa's Memoirs, 1994, etc.) before her death in 2001.Read full book review >

A MAP OF BETRAYAL by Ha Jin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Subtle, masterful and bittersweet storytelling that operates on a number of different levels."
A plainspoken, even reticent narrative illuminates the complex loyalties of a Chinese-American spy, who considers himself a patriot of both countries. Read full book review >
BROADCHURCH by Erin Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Kelly (The Burning Air, 2013, etc.) folds a loving portrait of rural Dorset and a well-made whodunit into a painstaking account of the grief and unimaginable pain that follow in the wake of one child's murder."
Against all odds, Kelly's novelization of the eponymous British TV series, now being remade for U.S. television as Gracepoint, works as both a classic puzzle and an unnerving portrait of a little English town wracked by a young boy's murder. Read full book review >
THE LAST ILLUSION by Porochista Khakpour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Plot summary fails to convey the spirit of this creative flight of fancy; farce meets disaster in a novel that illuminates what it means to be human, normal and in love."
An audaciously ambitious novel that teeters along a tightrope but never falls off. Read full book review >