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The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

A fine novel about love, loss, revenge and forgiveness that also touches on themes of race and class discrimination.


Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures
Kirkus Reviews : Animal Wise (February 26, 2013)

Although human cognition remains uniquely profound, evolution guarantees that it has a long history, and Morell makes a fascinating, convincing case that even primitive animals give some thought to their actions.


Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal

A well-researched, nonpreachy, worthwhile read.


The Storyteller
Kirkus Reviews : The Storyteller (February 26, 2013)

Still, a fictional testament as horrifying as it is suspenseful.


Children of Liberty

Unfortunately, Simons misses a good opportunity to present a strong romance and clearly connect its characters to many of the prevalent issues in early-20th-century America; although the love story is adequate, the sociopolitical elements in the narrative are too random to be meaningful.


Bad Blood
Kirkus Reviews : Bad Blood (February 26, 2013)

To her usual atmospheric detection, Stabenow adds more than a hint of Romeo and Juliet, or the Hatfields and the McCoys.


Scent to Kill: A Natural Remedies Mystery
Kirkus Reviews : Scent to Kill (February 26, 2013)

Like Willow’s debut, this sequel is stronger on aromatherapy than mystery.


Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift
Kirkus Reviews : Global Tilt (February 26, 2013)

A thought-provoking presentation about already discernible global trends.


Fragments
Kirkus Reviews : FRAGMENTS (February 26, 2013)

Doesn’t stand alone, but a fine and frightening post-apocalyptic thriller.


Angel's Gate: A Shortcut Man Novel
Kirkus Reviews : Angel's Gate (February 26, 2013)

Sturges (The Tribulations of the Shortcut Man, 2012, etc.) piles on the chuckles, throws in a host of extreme characters and provides readers with nonstop action. And he does so with enough finesse to compensate for the novel’s weaknesses.


Black Sheep
Kirkus Reviews : Black Sheep (February 26, 2013)

Lyons, who used Caitlyn as a secondary character in Blind Faith (2012), is currently juggling four different series, all hyperventilating on drama, romance and overindulgent plotting. Someone out there must be a fan, and you know who you are.


Ten White Geese: A Novel

In stark but lyrical prose, Bakker explores themes of both isolation and intimacy.


There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories

Freshness frames the portraits of tired Russian women who reign and dream to the point of hallucination. Their untiring essence, conveyed in incisive dialogue, terse similes and flawless exposition, fills the page.


Give Me Everything You Have

No book I’ve read has ever covered the subject in more emotional depth and with deeper intellectual analysis than Give Me Everything You Have, Lasdun’s intensely personal account of five years – and counting – of living hell.


Give Me Everything You Have

On every page, Lasdun’s prose is absorbing, involving and perfectly expressed.


Detroit: An American Autopsy

“Detroit” is not an autopsy; it’s a wake — drunk, teary, self-dramatizing, sincerely sorry, bighearted and just a bit full of it.


City of Angels

“City of Angels” can be elusive. It reads less like a novel than a pastiche of memory fragments, observations, dreams and visions.


Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame

It’s the mark of a valuable, provocative book that it can make us laugh, think and argue about the starry contradictions that are so profound a part of our lives, whether we like to acknowledge their importance or not.


Wise Men: A Novel

It becomes a bigger, more surprising book than it initially seems to be.