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Lucky Us: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : Lucky Us (July 24, 2014)

Bloom enlivens her story with understated humor as well as offbeat and unforgettable characters. Despite a couple of anachronisms, this is a hard-luck coming-of-age story with heart.

Bookreporter : Marina (July 23, 2014)

Eerie or not, Marina is also a compelling introduction to the sights and sounds, the history and lore of Barcelona, which rightly plays a starring role in this absorbing tale

Seven for a Secret

This is a novel which is historically rich and perfectly evocative in every line from the use of the Flash language used at the time by the criminal fraternity to the sights, sounds and smells of the cities and its locations.


A smart, fun and lovely read, Landline is Rainbow Rowell at her best.

Blade of the Samurai

Readers looking for something beyond the usual mystery fare will certainly find the Shinobi Mysteries appealing.

Time of the Locust

In her pensive first novel, “Time of the Locust,” Morowa Yejidé, a native of the District, offers an original take on the disorder — as a symbol of generational loss and imprisonment of body, mind and soul.

Panic in a Suitcase: A Novel

Akhtiorskaya’s genius is her ability to throw off observations that sound — if they weren’t so witty — like lines from a folktale.

Nobody Is Ever Missing

“Nobody Is Ever Missing” gets so much right that you easily push past its small flaws. It’s an aching portrait of a young woman doing the hard thing, “trying to think clearly about mixed feelings.”

Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic

Stewart's eloquently argued book makes a strong case that freedom from religion is precisely what America's founders had in mind.


Gould details exactly how an overactive mind, with nowhere to land, runs wild in a rarefied vacuum.

Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records

Petrusich follows this evolution and provides a fascinating counterpoint by profiling collectors searching other continents for equally exciting and otherwise lost recordings.

The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle

Francisco Goldman's "The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle" is so sneakily brilliant it's hard to put into words.

Everything I Never Told You: A Novel

"Everything I Never Told You" is an engaging work that casts a powerful light on the secrets that have kept an American family together — and that finally end up tearing it apart.

The Great Glass Sea

"The Great Glass Sea" suffers from a few excesses of ambition, then it is redeemed by Weil's greatest gift to the reader: a deep understanding of family, personal loss and the abiding love between siblings.

California: A Novel

Lepucki's cautious dystopia never quite asks the right questions of us, ultimately to the detriment of the novel.

Last Stories and Other Stories

"Last Stories" takes us to so many destinations, inhabits so many lives, that the book becomes less a rumination on death than a celebration of life; less an investigation of apparitions than a presentation of all the many possibilities of existence in the material world.

The Book of Life: A Novel

"The Book of Life," like its predecessors, is ultimately grounded in the abiding love of two creatures the world tries to keep apart,

The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

It's a small world — Cole argues that even President Obama's route to election owes a great deal to millennials. But for all its granular insights, the book is perhaps weakest in advising us how or why we can view these revolutions as key to our own future.

The Girls from Corona del Mar: A novel

"The Girls From Corona del Mar" is a slim book that leaves a deep impression.