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Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
Kirkus Reviews : Wondrous Beauty (February 17, 2014)

A wonderful story of a woman who managed to achieve independence and leave her mark in a world not quite ready for her.

The Book of Jonah
Bookreporter : The Book of Jonah (February 14, 2014)

Joshua Max Feldman combines humor, tragedy and mystery in his entertaining and provocative view of post-9/11 America.

Make Me a Mother: A Memoir
Kirkus Reviews : Make Me A Mother (February 17, 2014)

In the end, Jin’s otherness became the unlooked-for gift that taught Antonetta how love was as much about risk as it was acceptance.

The Swan Gondola: A Novel
Bookreporter : The Swan Gondola (February 14, 2014)

One can’t deny that Schaffert knows how to build tension. The Swan Gondola’s romance and clever twists will keep many readers entertained.

The Forever Girl
Bookreporter : The Forever Girl (February 14, 2014)

These gentle stories are a balm to soothe the reader after confronting the real world’s dreary headlines. And best of all, their very human conditions evoke the doubts and losses, the triumphs and victories of our personal experiences.


Cockroaches is much more than a book for Nesbo completists. Some of his best writing and plotting are contained within its pages, which also provide insight into the tangled web of Harry’s personality, which has affected him over the subsequent novels in the series.

The Martian: A Novel
Bookreporter : The Martian (February 14, 2014)

As debut novels go, you won't find many finer than THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir.... From its opening descent into chaos to the final nail-biting pages, the book is a complete triumph.

Private L.A. -- Free Preview -- The First 14 Chapters
Bookreporter : Private L.A. (February 14, 2014)

Private L.A. is one of the more cinematic of Patterson’s books --- fittingly so, given at least part of its subject matter --- and, as a result, the story is an easy and compelling one-sit read.

The Innocent Sleep

Since Karen Perry is the pseudonym of Irish authors Karen Gillece and Paul Perry, it’s no surprise that the different viewpoints are so arresting, and effective, in this novel about what is, without a doubt, every parent’s worst nightmare.

Dead Water

Dead Water continues this fine series with an intriguing mystery, well -rounded characters and the author’s signature setting.

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

He is committed to a redefinition of his nation, “a new Jewish Israeli narrative”. If that does come to pass, Ari Shavit will be recognised as having written its inaugural text.

Little Failure: A Memoir

In the end there are no cheap jokes, only a very talented writer risking far more than he has prepared you to expect, which is, alas, its own kind of Failurchka.

Thirty Girls

“Thirty Girls” approaches the atrocities wrought by Kony’s army with candor yet without sensationalism, a combination that may not initially attract readers. But to ignore Minot’s book would be a serious mistake.

A Burnable Book

One can’t help thinking there would have been more vitality in a novel exploring that creation than in all the faux tension of regicide riddles Holsinger has offered us.

Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
The New York Times : Ad Infinitum (February 14, 2014)

It raises provocative questions that will make you ponder the essence of reality, but readers expecting the discussion to be as coherent and intellectually fulfilling as it is in the scientific sections will be disappointed.

After I'm Gone

Ms. Lippman is able to sustain a remarkable degree of detail about all these characters and still keep them sharply distinct and interesting.

Mad as Hell
The New York Times : Anchorman (February 13, 2014)

In the opening line of “Mad as Hell,” Dave Itzkoff writes that Chayefsky “was at his best when he was angry.” Seems he was often at his best. And film lovers are better off for it.

Thirty Girls

Thirty Girls strives to do justice to one of the most harrowing incidents in recent history, the so-called Lost Boys, Uganda’s 30,000 child soldiers, abducted by rebels and forced to torture and kill.

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

One More Thing is the flawed work of a talented writer, not the readable work of a talented actor.

The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man

“The Snowden Files” won’t be the last book on this subject nor probably the best, with Gellman and Greenwald titles already in the works.