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Girl in a Band

With Girl in a Band, Gordon says, "here's what it's like." She reveals a person underneath the persona, an individual who never wanted anything more than to express herself, demystifying—just as Iggy Pop did—the idea of a rockstar.

The American Lover

Wholly enthralling, these stories gleam with human desire and malice and hope as they move between Tolstoy’s Russia, World War II France and present-day London.

Kirkus Reviews : Lamentation (February 23, 2015)

Shakespearean characterization and Byzantine plotting: Amid all the stink and muck of Tudor London, Sansom offers a master class in royal intrigue.

Mightier than the Sword

Expect once more unto the breach: The conclusion’s a turbo-charged cliffhanger that’ll have fans screaming Arrrcherr!

Kirkus Reviews : Touch (February 25, 2015)

The high stakes and breakneck pace of the plot will draw readers in, and the meditations on what it means to be human and to be loved will linger long after the last shot is fired.

The Outsiders

A fresh Spanish setting, a stream of characters with great nicknames like “the Tractor,” and a mix of British, Eastern European and American crime fighters make Seymour's 29th novel one of his most entertaining.

Hush Hush

Lippmann's trademark ability to dig beneath the surface of family life, no matter how twisted, is in fine form, which will cause her fans to raise their Natty Boh's in salute to return of the redoubtable Tess Monaghan, her growing family and ever-loyal friends.

Girl in a Band

With "Girl in a Band," Gordon is back in charge, telling an unconventional story of her own creation. This book is not a garden-variety rock memoir.

I Am Radar: A Novel

He's created an odd ship of characters who will venture halfway across the globe for art and science, not for acclaim but to complete their complex, risky creations.

Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London

The point of "Discontent and Its Civilizations," after all, is to make a case for the way big issues unfold across individual lives. And yet his intent is not to trace the evolution of the war on terror but how it alters us on the most intimate terms.

Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It

A powerful wake-up call to pay attention to our online lives.

Girl in a Band

A poignant look back and an engaging chronicle of the choppy waters an underground act rides as it bubbles up into the mainstream.

Going into the City

Christgau indicates from the start that he is “hardly self-effacing in print,” but anyone who borrows his subtitle from James Joyce would never be accused of false humility.

The Tomb in Turkey: A Fethering mystery

The sitcom humor is anodyne but gently effective. There are so few suspects that you’ll spot the killer early on, unless of course you’re Jude, preoccupied with the men staring at her cleavage, or Carole, checking to make sure she’s remembered to take along her Imodium.

Dead to the World: An E.J. Pugh mystery set in the Texas hills

A mystery told on several levels, each of them both tricky and amusing until the diverse sleuths prevail.

Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country

Liberals will challenge Steele’s conclusions, but the sincerity of his convictions seems beyond question.

Little Puffin's First Flight

A bracing nature adventure for animal-loving preschoolers.

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

An accessible, detailed look at a disturbing aspect of contemporary life.

Doctor Death

I found Doctor Death to be a one-sit read and made me a confirmed, and impatient, fan of what I hope will be a long-running series.