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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

“The Road to Little Dribbling” makes it clear that Bryson is deeply worried that too few in his adopted home feel the same way.


The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice

A poignant portrait of two women who were heroes of the civil rights movement and the struggle for women’s equal rights.


The High Mountains of Portugal: A Novel

It is a book that rewards your attention, giving you much more to think about than most other novels you might read. For this reason, it would be an excellent book club choice. It might also create a run on the works of Agatha Christie.


In Other Words

In Lahiri’s hands, these essays and stories become an invaluable insight into the craft of writing not as storytelling but as speaking the self into existence.


On the Edge

For most anglophones, On the Edge is the first chance to get acquainted with Chirbes’s dense, winding prose, his slab-like paragraphs, and the way he threads disparate voices into an overwhelming chorus of poverty and anguish.


In Other Words

There is perhaps no writer today better suited to write a book about language. It’s a topic that courses through Lahiri; that constitutes her DNA.


The Expatriates: A Novel

Immersed in Lee’s beautifully conjured world of cosseted expats, airport VIP lounges, and easy international travel, I almost missed the boarding announcement for my long-delayed flight.


The Golden Son

The Golden Son is sure the capture the hearts of American readers, as well.


The Butcher's Trail: How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt

Is his the last word on the subject? Probably not. But it should hold up for quite a while.


A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding: A Novel

When to stop mourning and start living again is a question with no answer, and it’s one that leaves Amaterasu wandering in despair and solitude. As readers, we can only hope to benefit from her insights along the journey.


The Poison Artist

The atmosphere created, the action in the latter part of the book, and the story’s resolution all make this thriller an enjoyable read — albeit one less powerful than it might have been.


In Another Life

A compelling tale of forgiveness and redemption, weaving together “then” and “now,” and revealing the steadfast power of love.


The Vegetarian: A Novel

Han Kang has created a multi-leveled, well-crafted story that does what all great stories do: immediately connects the unique situation within these pages to the often painful experience of living.


The Gods of Tango: A novel
The Rumpus : The Gods of Tango (January 28, 2016)

The images and rhythms of Buenos Aires, of the tango halls, of Leda’s journey to become Dante stir up much more than a gorgeous existence on the surface.


Black Deutschland

“Black Deutschland” is a mess. But it’s a fascinating mess, written by a crucial, one-of-a-kind writer.


Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

Although Ms. Secor does not always manage to situate such stories within a larger, coherent narrative, her subjects’ experiences speak for themselves — and they provide sharp, pinhole windows into a country that for many years has seemed, in her words, like “a black box whose contents were all but unknowable.”


The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

While hardly restrained, Dyson appears noticeably boxed in by the limitations placed on celebrity race commentators in the Age of Obama.


The Vegetarian: A Novel

Han Kang’s is not some cautionary tale for the omnivorous, as Yeong-hye’s vegetarian journey is far from a happy one.