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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.

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.


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.

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

What Strange Creatures

I found What Strange Creatures to be a fairly light and quick read with the kind of plot and characters that will appeal to a wide array of readers from book clubbers to mystery fans.

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.”

The Victorian City

Flanders tells the epic story of this biggest and boldest Victorian city in all its complexity, with verve, color and a straightforward approach to language that still manages to give a voice to ordinary Londoners — something Dickens would no doubt approve of.

Dad Is Fat

If you've ever seen or heard Gaffigan's stand up (and like it, obviously) then you'll not want to miss Dad is Fat.

Bad Banks

Dept. of Speculation

Dept of Speculation is a wonderful novel about getting older and losing that brief and mostly illusory freedom that children believe all adults enjoy.


Annihilation is the first of a trilogy, so there may well be more answers ahead. There will definitely be more mysteries.

Red or Dead: A Novel

As both postmodern epic and ultimate sports novel, “Red or Dead” is a winner.

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You is an awkward first novel, but if it weren’t it would somehow be disingenuous to its own literary ambitions of embracing the mess of our lives and welcoming it into our homes, calling the mess a work of art.


There is genuine tenderness and complication between Bev and Amy, and the novel’s best moments occur when the pair are allowed to just sit and chat about their imperfect starter lives.

Proof: The Science of Booze

Just as drinkers vary in their responses to liquor, so readers will vary in their tolerance for Mr. Rogers’s pert, gee-whiz tone.

California: A Novel

Lepucki places enough breadcrumbs along the way that the truly dramatic revelations aren’t particularly surprising, but that lack of suspense doesn’t make the story any less affecting.