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Arctic Summer
Kirkus Reviews : Arctic Summer (September 02, 2014)

Forster remains elusive in this unbalanced account.

The Bone Clocks: A Novel

Mitchell is a master of the long view, his themes and narratives spanning eras. His latest novel, The Bone Clocks, is no exception. Even more miraculously, it manages to be a fast-paced thriller as well.

The Bone Clocks: A Novel

The Bone Clocks is altogether too much, but there is so much here that is so good, even transportingly great.

The Bone Clocks: A Novel

This is a novel easily enjoyed without knowledge of any of Mitchell’s earlier books, a testament to his tremendous storytelling.

The Invention of Exile: A Novel
Bookslut : The Invention of Exile (September 02, 2014)

The life of Austin Voronkov, a fictionalized character, is both incredibly heart wrenching and incredibly inspiring. Manko gives her readers a gift by writing with grace, allowing them to focus on Austin's plight and to feel his longing.

Your Face in Mine: A Novel

Whereas Baldwin skillfully explained the ­minority experience of black rage to a ­majority white readership, Row gamely explains the experience of white guilt to the same audience.

Home Leave

Sonnenberg is most interesting when she allows herself flights into the otherworldly.

The Invention of Exile: A Novel

“The Invention of Exile” never really inhabits its historical setting as anything more than a costume.

F: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : F (September 01, 2014)

German writer Kehlmann takes us on a strange and enigmatic journey here.

Dear Committee Members: A novel

I do hope you’ll take a moment to pass this book on to others. If you are so inclined, feel free to include a note.

Astonish Me: A novel

There is so much drama and heartfelt emotion in the story and I loved every page of it.

Mr. Gwyn

The two intriguingly interconnected novellas that make up “Mr. Gwyn” are beguilingly strange, somewhat reminiscent of Haruki Murakami’s fiction in the way they wander in what’s actually a tightly controlled simulation of aimlessness.

Before, During, After

For all the novel’s lovely description of romance “before,” Bausch is even more insightful when he follows the corrosive effects of anxiety “after.”

One Evening in Paris

This is a beautiful, old-fashioned, simplistic love story, set in modern day Paris that will restore your child-like belief that anything can happen, no matter how surreal or magical.

Ruby: A Novel

I cannot recommend this book highly enough!