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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.


Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism

To read “Paradise Now” is to be dazzled, humbled and occasionally flabbergasted by the amount of energy and talent sacrificed at utopia’s altar.


The High Mountains of Portugal: A Novel

The moral and spiritual implications of his tale have, in the end, a quality of haunting tenderness.


Eleanor: A Novel

Gurley’s attempts at genre bending just leave the novel feeling broken.


My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel

Lucy’s voice remains buoyant throughout, at times effusive, at times pensive, but always drawing us to who she is, who she loves, and who she longs to be.


A Decent Ride: A Novel

Definitely worth checking out, regardless of whether or not you're familiar with those prior novels.