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Dead of Winter

Set against the backdrop of the holiday season, Dead of Winter reminds us that generosity and goodwill persist, families are not only given but made, and home is ultimately where you find it.


The Eterna Solution

If you enjoy Gothic Romance and Gaslamp fantasy, I highly recommend The Eterna Files saga. I’m sad to see it come to an end, but I am very much looking forward to the next adventure.


The Blood Within The Stone

If you enjoy reading classic epic fantasy and YA fantasy novels, you'll find this novel entertaining, because the story is good, the happenings are thrilling and the characters are well-created. What more could you possibly hope to find in this kind of YA fantasy fiction?


Turtles All the Way Down

This is Green’s darkest, most complex work to date but I suspect many readers will thank him for it.


The Vanity Fair Diaries

It feels a little unfair to blame Brown for Weinstein, who, like Talk, does not feature in The Vanity Fair Diaries. But it is striking how kind she is to other men in it who have since been accused of harassment or worse.


The Vanity Fair Diaries

To me, Brown’s truest and most heartfelt confessions are about her maternal guilt and ambivalence.


Bunk

In Kevin Young’s implacable formulation, then, “the Trump era” is a hoax, the ultimate howler, one we’re fated to live (or die) inside.


The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost

Mumler’s moment passed, but a belief in spirits and the authority of the photographic image did not. One wishes Manseau provided further discussion of both.


At the Strangers' Gate: Arrivals in New York

For all its good humor, “At the Strangers’ Gate” has some easily spotted imperfections. Anyone who’s ever read his New Yorker pieces knows that Gopnik is at once extremely skillful and somewhat vain.


The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

In Stephen Greenblatt’s powerful and capacious group biography, “The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve,” two personalities dominate the centuries of exegesis on Adam’s and Eve’s rise and fall.


In the Midst of Winter: A Novel

It’s not hard to arrive at the end of this arresting romance and conclude that if its politics around documentation and human trafficking are expressed too bluntly, too crudely, the reality Allende drew from warrants it.


Future Home of the Living God

Clearly, as the widespread heightened appreciation of The Handmaid's Tale indicates, this is the right cultural moment for feminist dystopian fiction. That's good news, at least for literature.


Promise Me, Dad

He has a great, unwanted body of expertise in coping with loss. “Promise Me, Dad” shows that he’s willing to make use of it. Imparting what he knows about bereavement is part of his legacy now.


Future Home of the Living God

Future Home of the Living God is a deeply frustrating novel, all the more so because Erdrich is capable of much better than this.


Future Home of the Living God

Future Home of the Living God not only lives up to Ms. Erdrich’s reputation and surpasses it.