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The City of Devi: A Novel

The City Of Devi means to use all this danger to give Jaz and Sarita’s escape a sense of urgency, but it’s more satisfying just to watch this carefully crafted world burn down.


The Movement of Stars

Author Amy Brill combines several themes --- women's rights, closed faith communities, life in an isolated place, practicing one's spirituality, pursuing one's dreams --- and weaves them into a well-researched, well-written and entirely believable story that readers will enjoy because the themes are timeless.


A Nearly Perfect Copy: A Novel

The questions that Allison Amend raise in A Nearly Perfect Copy could seem peculiar to the sophisticated, elite world of art, art sales and art valuations... But, very cleverly, Amend moves these questions and their ambiguous answers to the world of science and cloning, and also encourages readers to ask their own questions.


The Carrion Birds

The Terror of Living, Waite’s 2011 debut novel, more than fulfilled its own promise; The Carrion Birds, his sophomore effort, manages to surpass his first with a dark and violent tale of attempted atonement and redemption that seems doomed to fail from the start...


The Famous and the Dead

The Famous and the Dead provides a satisfying conclusion to the Charlie Hood series, or story arc, as the case may be. Surely, enough characters are left at the conclusion of the book to provide material for at least another installment or two (or five) should Parker choose to do so.


Midnight at Marble Arch

Midnight at Marble Arch is stunning and insightful from start to finish, and features a trial sequence that may be the best Perry has written to date


Secrets from the Past

The novel remains true to the genre that influenced it but is daring enough to introduce some heady topics as well. Serena Stone is a potentially interesting heroine, written with a compelling blend of strength and vulnerability, intelligence and emotion; she, along with her supporting cast, will thrill loyal fans.


Tapestry of Fortunes: A Novel

Author Elizabeth Berg explores the themes of change and personal reinvention with exquisite phrasing, sharply-focused attention to detail, and boundless joy and heart --- as only she can.


Whiskey Beach

Whiskey Beach is an intriguing novel placed in an inviting setting that easily encourages readers to lose themselves for hours at a time in its pages.


Middle C

Like the middle C on the piano, one note of the human instrument may at times be in harmony or in discord with a tune, regardless of how average, how middling, that note may be. Middle C is an exploration of such a mediocre tone in time.


How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and his Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate

How to Create the Perfect Wife is adroitly written, making the book at times feel less like a history tome and more like a novel.


The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel

Mr. Johnson has written a daring and remarkable novel, a novel that not only opens a frightening window on the mysterious kingdom of North Korea, but one that also excavates the very meaning of love and sacrifice.


The Movement of Stars

The writing is very captivating and almost spell-binding.


Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Her book is – dare I say it? – the best kind of lavatory reading.


Promise of Blood

An intriguing if imperfect debut novel.


The Boy: A Novel

Funny, sensual, sad, ironical, cynical on occasion and an extraordinary reading experience.


The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream

A valuable contribution to the history of Chicago, worthy of a place alongside William Cronon’s Nature’s Metropolis (1991).


The Movement of Stars

Probing yet accessible, beautifully written and richly characterized: fine work from a writer to watch.


Carried in Our Hearts: The Gift of Adoption: Inspiring Stories of Families CreatedAcross Continents

Short, sweet, eye-opening thoughts on adoption and mixed-race parenthood.