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“Bealport is often uproariously and corrosively funny.”

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This is an ambitious author. His is a marvel-filled book.

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Christine Mangan’s noir novel, Tangerine, draws a fine line between homage to Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley novels and downright copying or pastiche.

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Atia Abawi, a journalist and an Afghan refugee who made it to Germany as a child, has written a deeply gripping and affecting novel about the global refugee crisis that continues across Europe toda

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Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households.

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A good translation can make or break a book. It’s entirely possible for an exquisite novel to be perceived as lacking, inaccesible, or plain not good enough when translated into another language.

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The Burning Girl by Claire Messud relates the story of a close childhood friendship between Julia and Cassie that collapses by middle school as the girls grow apart and Cassie becomes trou

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“a story of loyalty between those who are brothers in spirit if not in reality . . .”

Can a man experience a coming of age after he becomes an adult?

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“I come not to praise The Buried Giant, but to bury it. Alas.”

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“Richard Ford has established himself as one of contemporary America’s most interesting storytellers.

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The Snow Queen is an oddity. In some ways a parody of a Michael Cunningham novel, in other ways, a splendid dip into a deep well of literary thought.”

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“If it’s The Sound of Music you’re after, this one’s definitely not for you.”

Think the music business is sleazy?

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“Explore Mr. Gray's earlier works since this one is clearly not one of his strongest.”

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“. . . a great work of art . . .”

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“Gavin Extence has written a book that is richer, more lucid than it seems on its surface.”

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“. . . sometimes poignant, often funny, and generally believable.”

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“. . . outstanding on every level . . . heaven sent.”

The Hanging Garden, Patrick White’s posthumous novel, is absolutely luminous, its publication a gift.

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“Nearly forgotten today, Mr. Wellman was nominated for a Pulitzer. . . . a worthy chapter in the timeline of fiction devoted to the supernatural.”

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“. . . compulsive and engaging, . . . crackles with energy and wit . . .”

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“. . . the uneven execution of the plot prevents Resolve from achieving its full potential.”

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“Sweet Tooth is wonderfully misleading, absolutely delectable, and very smart. And it is still a love story.”

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“In The Homegoing we enter this world as outsiders, but through Michael Olin-Hitt’s tender revelations we experience a sense of coming home.”

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“Mr. Lodge writes beautifully . . . irresistible . . .”

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