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The Hotel on Place Vendome

In theory, Tilar J. Mazzeo has all the perfect ingredients for a fantastic book. But "The Hotel on Place Vendôme" is a disappointing and tiresome read.


The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel

The Boy in His Winter is a glorious meditation on justice, truth, loyalty, story, and the alchemical effects of love, a reminder of our capacity to be changed by the continuously evolving world "when it strikes fire against the mind's flint," and by profoundly moving novels like this.


The Water Rat of Wanchai

Once she does, buyer beware this elegantly ruthless debt collector.


A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf

Hansen ably shows us a life filled with unrivaled success and deep end-of-life disappointment.


Signed, Skye Harper

A fine story of a mother-and-child reunion, packed with quirky characters and lessons about love.


Anatomy of a Girl Gang

Both gripping and moving, for those who can stomach the violence.


Sworn Virgin

Cleanly written and informed but worthy of a broader psychological canvas.


The Son
Kirkus Reviews : The Son (May 14, 2014)

One of Nesbø’s best, deepest and richest novels, even without Harry Hole.


We Were Liars

It is a powerful and distinctive YA novel.


No Book but the World: A Novel

Despite its sometimes niche subject matter, No Book but the World is an emotionally complex and structurally intricate novel.


With My Dog Eyes: A Novel

it's all a pleasure to see and read.


The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

These are tender, sweet, campy love letters we are given the privilege of reading, if we so choose.


Can't and Won't

For an introduction to Davis' work, her Collected Stories cannot be surpassed, but the focus on mortality in Can't and Won't casts that famous fussiness of Davis' narrators in an edifying light.


The Memory Garden

The Memory Garden is a lovely book of women, friendship, sadness, and healing, and it is genuinely uplifting.


No Place to Hide

When Mr. Greenwald turns his fervor to the issue of surveillance and its implications for ordinary citizens’ civil liberties, he is far more credible.


The Steady Running of the Hour: A Novel

The plot, with its combination of world war, doomed romance and exotic locations, seems designed to catch the attention of Hollywood producers in search of another “English Patient.”


No Place to Hide

His book would have been more persuasive had he confronted what is difficult about the issue and not simply been satisfied with lobbing grenades at all who are less radical than he is.


Fallout

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

“To Rise Again at a Decent Hour” is a brilliant mess of a novel that drills at a raw nerve of existential dread.


No Place to Hide

No Place to Hide is a persuasive, thrilling and necessary argument for shaking off this entitled boredom; for holding governments accountable, disentangling the knotty rat king of bureaucracy and pushing back against the rule by Nobody.