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Tigerman: A novel

It's not just good, it's shake-a-granny good. The kind of good that makes you wonder why every book isn't this smart and joyous and beautiful and heartbreaking.

Adultery: A novel

I wish I could say that Paulo Coelho's new novel brings something new to the field, but instead he's written the literary disappointment of the year.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel

The novel feels like a riddle, a puzzle, or maybe, actually, more like a haiku: full of beauty, strangeness, and color, thousands of syllables long.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North: A novel

After setting down this eccentric masterwork of a novel, full of deep insight, afflicted love and cosmic passion alongside painful, even horrendous suffering, Flanagan's music still plays on and on in my head.

Your Face in Mine: A Novel

This could have been a good book about Baltimore, or about China, or about Thailand, or about people from those places; instead it's about how hard it is for white people to have it easy.

The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit

The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit isn't a typical ghost story; Joyce's mix of the mundane and the magical here might not tip far enough to the latter for some of his fans.

Dear Committee Members: A novel

Like the best works of farce, academic or otherwise, Dear Committee Members deftly mixes comedy with social criticism and righteous outrage. By the end, you may well find yourself laughing so hard it hurts.


The result isn't nearly as thrilling as it ought to be.

The Kills

The novel is ambitious, expansive, beautifully written and gripping, with intimations of danger shimmering behind even the simplest gesture.

The Angel of Losses

Every once in a while a book comes along that reminds us that even though a horror was visited upon a particular people, in a particular place and at particular moment in history, the story told is really about all of us, everywhere and for all time. It takes an extraordinary writer like Stephanie Feldman to bring that story to life.

2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas

The book is consistently funny, no matter which character takes a turn at center stage.

Panic in a Suitcase: A Novel

She's a deeply perceptive writer, and her observations about the family's experience as immigrants to America are sharp and sometimes heartbreaking.

Lucky Us: A Novel

With a deeply ingratiating comic insouciance in her sentences and an ever-expanding notion of what makes a loving family, Eva tells the story of the decade of her education and her flowering into womanhood with an endearing fusion of toughness and tenderness all its own.

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.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

An edgy, darkly comedic debut novel whose characters and premise are as up-to-the-minute as an online news feed but as classic as the counterculture rebellions once evoked by Edward Abbey and Ken Kesey.

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