Families

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No one can understand the torment of postpartum depression unless they go through it.

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In this exquisitely written, psychologically sophisticated novel, rich in insight and sensitivity to human vulnerability, Anshaw suggests that shared tragedies do not nece

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“Walbert’s prose is undeniably lovely, and her stories evoke vivid moments in time.”

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“This finely textured novel is made up of many . . . small, intimate moments, yet the effect is sweeping, grand, and lavish—and all deeply moving.”

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“Nell Zink’s new book, Doxology, may prove both the consummate post-punk post-9/11 novel, and a bracing addition to the noisy Lower East Side literary canon that dates back to Henr

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"Combining satire, magical realism, and Salman Rushdie’s signature vibrant prose, Quichotte has twists and turns that linger long after the final page."

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“Long before immigration was a topic we debated daily, sometimes hourly, Edwidge Danticat wrote for, and about, immigrants.”

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“Keeping Lucy is a profound tale of a mother's unconditional love for her child and her commitment to go to any lengths to protect her.”

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It might be hard to imagine that a novel about a Senegalese immigrant living in the countryside of Flanders would have anything to say about our current world crisis over immigration but that’s whe

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Cassie Hanwell once wanted to be a physician, but now finds her niche working as an EMT/firefighter.

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“a subtle novel that pulls you into the minutae of the story. The delight is in the detail.

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“David Szalay’s art accomplishes what arithmetic can’t: The whole adds up to more than its individual components, and in sum his Turbulence is a tour de force.”

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Sixteen-year-old Brin Collins believes her life is falling apart. It all began when Delia, her mother got pregnant.

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Many people go through the empty-nest syndrome when their children leave home. Some look forward to their newfound freedom, but some become depressed.

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The Ghost Clause by Howard Norman is a novel about intellectuals. Or rather, it’s a novel about marriage and American village life as seen through intellectual eyes.

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Henry Maxwell, the main character in Stewart O’Nan’s latest novel, Henry Himself, is an expert moderator at fraught family dinners.

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In The Dream Daughter, time travel, the Vietnam War, North Carolina, and the modern digital world are all backdrop for a mother’s connection with and devotion to her unborn child.

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“Kwon wraps up the mystery of Sylvie’s disappearance at the end, but the discovery of how these characters change throughout the novel may be the more important journey.”

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“Weir’s presentation of Anna is interesting, intense, filled with myriad crises, and a fast read.”

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“My Life as a Rat is a quiet, contemplative tour-de-force.”

 

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“What is most remarkable about Mostly Dead Things is that, despite the mishaps and travails of the Morton family, the novel is ultimately both highly entertaining and inspiring, as

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This book, final volume of a trilogy, has been hailed as “hilarious” and “comedic” and similar terms.

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“a satisfying summer read.”

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“This novel’s greatest strength is the simplicity of its message: two boys who grew up in such different worlds playing soccer in the backyard and sneaking off to eat raspas offer us a grea

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If you’ve read Mary Miller’s captivating debut, The Last Days of California—an eccentrically peopled coming-of-age tale—you might be expecting something similar from her second novel,

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