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Tyringham Park: A Novel

A wonderful read, that’s for certain!


The Mapmaker's Daughter

From the first page, I felt immersed in this far away world.


Panic

It is a powerful read, one that haunts readers for a myriad of reasons.


Schroder: A Novel

the reader is left to dissect a book that works as both character study and morality play, filled with questions that have no easy answers.


Decoded

In painting a portrait of pre-Revolution China with its links to scholarship, Mitteleuropean intellectuals and the great universities of the West, the novel subtly reclaims China’s sense of its place in world history pre-1949. Elsewhere, there are gently patriotic assertions of China’s identity.


Words of Radiance

It is a piece of art composed by a mad master who is so deep into his work that he cannot see beyond it–out of control and in danger of toppling over, but undeniably brilliant.


Layla

A series of tragi-comic mishaps – including a botched Brazilian wax, and breaking into a neighbour’s flat by mistake – engage the reader’s sympathies and evoke a life spinning out of control.


His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir

Mr. Jenkins is among those writers — P. J. O’Rourke is another — who combine an anarchic prose style and a sometimes colorful personal life with conservative politics.


All Our Names

The emotional power of “All Our Names” seeps through lines that seem placid on the surface.


The Orchard of Lost Souls

This novel shows its author blossoming into her talent with her own innovative, at times pulse-quickening style, distilling startling language from loss.


Quesadillas

Quesadillas is pure fantastical rapture, a kaleidoscopic story about anger and adolescence.


A Circle of Wives

It is an engrossing tale of tangled relationships, unfilled needs, and the endless human talent for self-deception.


The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England¿s Most Notorious Queen

The world would certainly be a better-informed, livelier place if Bordo were part of the mainstream discourse.


Nil

Part romance, part science fiction thriller, Nil attracts readers with its ability to cross genres.


Three Souls

While her story is certainly one filled with tragedy, Three Souls as a whole is still a wonderfully wrought story filled with hope.


Black Moon: A Novel

So far Black Moon is one of the best books I've read in 2014.


Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel

The novel is an intensely dramatic ride, even taken apart from its Snow White conceit, full of a cast of peripheral characters who reappear throughout and convey their significance to the story.


City of Darkness and Light

Dedicated readers will appreciate the leap across the pond as a refreshing and entertaining setting for Molly to use her smarts, away from the sometimes paternalistic attitudes of her husband.


Annihilation

Annihilation displays a familiar fascination with the reshaped body, the idea of infection as a way to a new understanding of the world.


Tin Star

Tin Star is solidly enjoyable, derelict space station-born fun. I’ll be around for the next book, most definitely.