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The Burgess Boys: A Novel

Strout’s sure-footed, breathtaking writing trumpets the need for personal responsibility.


The Unwinding

The writing in this fine work showcases the very same qualities of democratic generosity and fair-mindedness whose supposed disappearance in America its author most laments.


The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

This was an exceptionally interesting and at times shocking read about a topic that has been sidelined in recounting the history of the Space Race.


A Hundred Summers

If you're looking for an ultra engaging summer read, with romance, drama, a little mystery then look no further.


You Are One of Them

Her ingenuity brings distinction to this confident, crafty first novel.


Americanah

Its ultimate concern isn’t the challenge of becoming American or the hyphenation that requires, but the challenge of going back home.


The Engagements

Against all odds, it represents something genuinely eternal about the love between two people.


We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

If your book club is looking for a novel that’s sure to provoke interesting discussion, here’s a good one to consider.


The Dark Road: A Novel

As an argument against the one-child policy and the horrific conditions it has spawned, “The Dark Road” is very effective. But that polemical animus also works against its success as a novel.


vN

After seeing how well the author mixes characterization, technology, action, worldbuilding, and surprise twists, I have the comfortable sense that another impressive story waits to be read, no matter where she takes us.


The Office of Mercy: A Novel

The Office of Mercy is a predictable story inside a utopian world that didn’t have much new to offer, but was an interesting place to spend a few hours.


Crazy Rich Asians

You might be tempted to read this book as a commentary on the rampant materialism taking over Asia, or a text on Asian post-colonial revenge.


The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

A particularly convincing statement comes from astrowife Barbara Cernan, who remarked, “If you think going to the Moon is hard, try staying at home.”


Lost

“Lost” gathers force as it rushes to its genuinely surprising climax.


Sisterland: A Novel

For all its problems, “Sisterland” is a testament to the author’s growing depth and assurance as a writer.


Bad Monkey

His books are built of balsa wood, but they are beautifully constructed all the same.


The Son

It’s an enveloping, extremely well-wrought, popular novel with passionate convictions about the people, places and battles that it conjures.