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The World to Come: Stories

A stylist whose fictional expansiveness underscores his singularity.

How to Murder Your Life: A Memoir

“How to Murder Your Life” feels like an artifact from a previous New York, previous internet, previous calculus of celebrity.

Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society

Beliefs about men and women are as old as humanity itself, but Fine’s funny, spiky book gives reason to hope that we’ve heard Testosterone rex’s last roar.

Six Four

Yokoyama plays fair, rewarding our patience with an exceptionally clever and satisfying resolution of the case, and offering at least some provisional answers to the existential mysteries that have been nagging at his frazzled hero.

The Invention of Angela Carter

This biography is witchy, in the best sense, as well.

The Fortunate Ones

I thought I did not want to know more about the Holocaust because I am loath to dwell on its extreme example of humanity’s capacity for evil.

Most Dangerous Place

Grippando gets underway with a bang and never lets up, springing a series of carefully calibrated surprises in and out of the courtroom guaranteed to catch even the canniest readers unaware.

The Drifter

By honing in on the tiny details that make up the days leading up to and even beyond the crime in question, Lennon really gives readers a chance to get inside Betsy's life and mind.

The Keeper of Lost Things

Readers looking for some undemanding, old-fashioned storytelling with a sprinkling of magic will find it here.

4 3 2 1

In 4 3 2 1 Auster has combined these two genres to show what fiction can do in the real world, and to offer a defense of art in a time of political turmoil.

Old Bones
Kirkus Reviews : Old Bones (February 21, 2017)

Dispensing with anything like conventional exposition, Boyce lunges at the caldron of Atlanta racial/sexual/institutional politics as if she can’t wait to tear the lid off. Readers prepared for the deep dive will find themselves enlightened, sobered, and maybe even cautiously uplifted by the heroine’s reckless courage.

Gunmetal Gray
Kirkus Reviews : Gunmetal Gray (February 21, 2017)

At about 500 pages, this one is fat, fast, and fun. Clancy's spirit lives on.

The English Agent

Fairly nonsensical but par for the course for DePoy, who writes characters from child protective workers (Cold Florida, 2016) to Christopher Marlowe as fast-talking action heroes.

A Cast of Vultures

The highlights of the third in this marvelous and often amusing series (A Bed of Scorpions, 2016, etc.) are neighborhood characters who are a basket of enjoyables and a complex and brainy heroine.

I See You
Kirkus Reviews : I See You (February 21, 2017)

The author’s meticulous detail to investigative accuracy and talent in weaving a thrilling tale set her work apart from others in the field.

Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

A potent journey of depression that effectively testifies to unbearable pain and the consolation of literature.

Among the Ruins
Kirkus Reviews : Among the Ruins (February 20, 2017)

A lyrically written look into a country many think of as war-torn and bleak reveals many sides to the place and its people.

The One Inside: A novel

“The One Inside” may be a minor Shepard work, but it provides a sharp-edged distillation of the themes that have preoccupied him throughout his career,

Crossroads of Canopy

[Unar's] resentment of her peers getting promoted above her, her discovery of Audblayinland’s mistreatment of slaves, and her sexual awakening are wonderfully brought to life.

Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel

Lincoln In The Bardo is not an easy book, but it gets easier with the reading. At the start, it jags, loops, interrupts itself a thousand times.