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Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland…

In The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri’s widely celebrated gifts are on full… more »

Ivy Pochoda, Visitation Stree…

Late one night, two New York City teenagers decide to take a rubber raft… more »

Aimee Bender, The Color Maste…

Adult fairy tales can curdle quickly, but Aimee Bender proves an adept ha… more »

Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam…

It’s sad to see Margaret Atwood’s wild, ruined Earth trilogy… more »

Annalee Newitz, Scatter, Adap…

There’s been no end to the deluge of books about weathering the apo… more »

Curtis Sittenfeld, Sisterland…

Twin sisters are born with extrasensory powers — and only one of th… more »

Lauren Grodstein, The Explana…

“Special Topics in Evolutionary Biology: Ethics and Debate” i… more »

Therese Anne Fowler, Z: A Nov…

Anyone familiar with Zelda Fitzgerald — and particularly anyone who… more »

Megan Shepherd, The Madman…

Megan Shepherd’s YA update of The Island of Dr. Moreau, the first i… more »

Ron Currie Jr., Flimsy Little…

Ron Currie Jr. begins his second novel with a clear invitation to call hi… more »

Dick Lehr and Gerard O’…

Some Bostonians used to like to paint James Joseph “Whitey” B… more »

Herman Koch, The Dinner…

Don’t read this review before listening to Herman Koch’s nove… more »

Manil Suri, The City of Devi…

Manil Suri’s enormous, hysterical opus tells two seemingly disconne… more »

Sam Sheridan, The Disaster Di…

Sam Sheridan could have been Batman. The dude is a former wilderness fire… more »

Jamaica Kincaid, See Now Then…

The painful tension between hate and love, the two strongest and most com… more »

Teddy Wayne, The Love Song of…

Even at 11 years old — almost 12, he’d tell you — tween… more »

John Kenney, Truth in Adverti…

Finbar Dolan, the sexually frustrated, commitment-phobic, 30-something pr… more »

Lynn Coady, The Antagonist…

Gordon Rankin, aka Rank, the protagonist of Lynn Coady’s The Antago… more »

Andrew Solomon, Far From the…

There may be no perfect time for a parent to listen to Andrew Solomon… more »

James Baldwin, Go Tell It on…

Go Tell It on the Mountain is James Baldwin’s seminal, semi-au… more »

Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra…

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is just the kind of novel you… more »

Megan Mayhew Bergman, Birds o…

Megan Mayhew Bergman’s debut collection opens, fittingly, with an e… more »

Warren Ellis, Gun Machine…

There’s no easing into Gun Machine — Warren Ellis’s fer… more »

Wendy McClure, The Wilder Lif…

Though the 1970s TV series starring Michael Landon cemented its status as… more »

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