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This Is the Way

The triumph is in the telling. Anthony’s voice, once heard, is hard to forget; its rhythms, its repetitions, its sly humour – all strike the reader as genuinely original.


Detroit: An American Autopsy

An Enlarged Heart: A Personal History

Given writerly license, an enlarged heart is surely a marvelous thing, with an expanded capacity for people, places, ideas and affections; in reality, it can kill you.


Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Bracing and meritorious as the lean-in reminder is, the danger is that it places the onus for transformational change on individuals rather than institutions.


After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story

It's so gut wrenching, riveting and touching that only the most coldhearted reader would find the willpower to put it down. If I were ever to meet the author, my instinct would be to hug him as if we were old friends.


Mary Coin

"Mary Coin" is ribboned with imagery like this - spare and stunning, throbbing with resonance.


Revenge

Ogawa brings into relief the silent and often disturbing interconnectedness of things, living or not. And she ensures that her tales will long linger in the mind.


How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel

How does one live and die? How do you live? The questions simmer below the surface of this tremendous, wise and surprisingly moral book.


How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel

In conceiving of his novel as a dance between writer and reader – a common practice among novelists – Hamid misses the music and virtually cramps the rhythm.


Ghana Must Go

Selasi’s ambition — to show her readers not “Africa” but one African family, authors of their own achievements and failures — is one that can be applauded no matter what accent you give the word.


The Good House

The result is a layered and complex portrait of a woman struggling with addiction, in a town where no secret stays secret for long.


Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy

This authoritative and important book should not only be read by educators and parents alike, but should also be taught in law schools and journalism schools, should either survive.


Rage Against the Dying

Where Tigers Are at Home

Where Tigers Are at Home is a novel that deserves all the accolades and prizes it got as it succeeds in everything.


This Is the Way

Corbett gives us language that is its own form of mysticism; as in Malone Dies this mysticism’s best use is in spinning yarns, in being mystified, in seeking peace and finding none.


The Still Point of the Turning World: A Mother's Story

A beautiful, searing exploration of the landscape of grief and a profound meditation on the meaning of life.


Blue White Red: A Novel

A novel of few surprises, it must be seen for what it is: the uneven debut novel of a significant author with a growing reputation.


Crash and Burn

Dealing with the expectations of heroism, living with ADD, broken families and just getting by during adolescence, this story is not only timely but a necessary read.


The Different Girl

This book makes readers responsible for extracting not only plot details but thematic resonance, and this is the reason that, when the final page is turned, the reader’s mind continues to reel.