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In the Unlikely Event

If this is really Ms Blume’s last hurrah as a novelist she is leaving us with a story, told without fuss or trickery as though she were sitting right there with you. It is the story of an American woman. I think it is worthy of a Pulitzer. On sale June 2nd.

If You Go Away

Adele writes so well about human emotions and the relationships between people that you really get a feel for the characters.

Sweet Forgiveness: A Novel

Sweet Forgiveness is most definitely a wonderful read and since it's releasing now, at the onset of summer, it's a perfect summer read.

The Curse of Anne Boleyn: A Novel

This sequel is very much an adventure story, filled with suspense, intrigue, and evil villains.

The Red Notebook

I liked it so much I’m going to go back and read Antoine Laurain’s The President’s Hat next.

The Fly Trap

The Fly Trap stands as proof that great writing can lend a buzz (sorry!) to even the most unlikely subjects.

Muse: A novel

Though he has come late to novel writing, now that Galassi has gotten a taste of it, he's ready for more — and is already working on his second novel.

The Sage of Waterloo: A Tale

The book suffers not just from the lack of a defining argument, but from the distraction I felt as a reader in continually expecting one to materialize.

Finders Keepers: A Novel

If, at first, you think Finders Keepers is meat-and-potatoes King, just wait: The dessert is really satisfying.

She Will Build Him a City

Jha’s novel documents ghosts: the ruined, the displaced, people doomed before they begin, and people who never were. I haven’t visited Delhi, but if I saw it now, I know that Jha’s ghosts would haunt the edges of my vision.

I Refuse

I refuse to tell you any more about I Refuse for fear of spoiling the subtle, powerful build of the plot. But I insist you read it.

Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation

In our own wealth-besotted times, this well-researched story of Leo Koretz is a cautionary tale. As Dean Jobb writes: “America was built on dreams and promises and dreams and promises are what a con man sells.”

Haints Stay

If contradictions do indeed create rich characters, Haints Stay is excellent proof.

Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

“Skyfaring” is marvelously literate. When you take to the air with Mr. Vanhoenacker, here is what you are likely to see below you: “all of London lying like pages of densely typeset newsprint spread upon a floor.”

The Wonder Garden

“The Wonder Garden” often accomplishes great depth of characterization, in no small part because Acampora doesn’t shy from the unpalatable.

Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir

Instead of a tell-all, “Primates of Park Avenue” is a conventional memoir with a gimmick.

In the Unlikely Event

This novel — Blume’s fourth for adults — is her most ambitious to date, and she lives up to its reach with her characteristic frankness, compassion and charm.

All The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

“All the Wild That Remains” offers a contemporary call of the wild that resonates loudly and clearly from one coast to the other.

Book of Numbers: A Novel

It’s a sprawling novel with roots in cultural criticism and a herculean vocab, but the incentive for those who endure is a compelling story of authorship and privacy, some good bouts of humor, and the maneuvers of a savvy writer unafraid to interweave and interpose, to flirt with accessibility while riding into the sink.

Let Me Die in His Footsteps

The novel is impressive nonetheless, carefully crafted with a compelling vision and well-honed prose.