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Outlaws: A Novel

In typical Cercas style, the key questions remain unanswered but the twisting journey towards a solution offers tantalising glimpses into the human heart.


Wonderland is built of fragments – scraps of memory, of the peripatetic life on the road, of sex and drugs and rock and roll as art – as it must necessarily be, to convey its hero’s passage into maturity. In chronicling her journey, D’Erasmo has again given us a wise, wonderful gift.

Your Face in Mine: A Novel

Your Face In Mine is an incredibly smart book, but not really a narratively satisfying one.


It is a clever, harmless enough thriller that his name will sell, and one that can while away a few summer hours for the undemanding reader.

Getting Schooled

A well-written, yearlong chronicle packed with humor, pathos and valued insights on nearly every page.

Kirkus Reviews : Visions (August 25, 2014)

A thrilling mystery and multiple love interests leave plenty to explore in the next book.

Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements

An erudite group effort encapsulating a long, laborious struggle that continues today.

Gun Metal Heart
Bookreporter : Gun Metal Heart (August 22, 2014)

Daria has hijacked Haynes’s creative attention, but in the best possible ways, returning as a primary protagonist in Ice Cold Kill and now for another go-around in the newly published and wonderfully titled Gun Metal Heart, which leaves her scrambling to defeat a virtually unbeatable weapon.

Don't Look Back
Bookreporter : Don't Look Back (August 23, 2014)

Hurwitz keeps moving the walls around throughout the story, so that by the time you are halfway through, you’ll have no idea what is going to happen next or to whom, other than it is more than likely going to be extremely, almost unimaginably bad.

Sunshine on Scotland Street

Bertie and company are now close on the heels of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, for characterizations, amusement, civility and common sense. Without being treacly, Smith delivers an armchair retreat from the meanness of the real world.

Black Lies, Red Blood

Eriksson writes at the political sharp-end of Swedish crime fiction, perhaps more so than Henning Mankell.

The Bone Seeker: An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery

This was an absorbing book, with an authentic feel of life for the Inuit in the Arctic, right down to the rather unappetising descriptions of Edie’s cooking.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel

It may not be his best but it is certainly one that won’t disappoint.

You: A novel

“You” is at once a road novel, a thriller that actually thrills, and a stylish experiment in point of view.

Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

“Working Stiff” is not a groundbreaking book: It joins a long list of memoirs by Melinek’s colleagues. But it’s fun, sentimental where appropriate and full of smart science. Fans of CSI — the real kind — will want to read it.

The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

So many of Birmingham’s close readings are judicious that these infelicitous moments are as jolting as moving from one episode to another in “Ulysses” can be.

The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

For all of the “liking” and “sharing,” Cole shows that the revolution’s most important triumphs took place in the sphere of physical effort — the “meatspace.”