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How To Be a Good Wife

How to Be a Good Wife is a fascinating, superbly written study on perception.

The Signature of All Things: A Novel

I greatly admired Gilbert’s book for its rich texture, its extremely odd heroine and its wry and subtle heart.

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Gladwell is a master at marching us off in one direction, only to end up taking us somewhere else instead – somewhere better.

Taken by the Wind

Taken By The Wind is a success: it takes the best parts of the cozy and the hardboiled, and in addition to a cracking good puzzle, Ellen Hart gives us characters we can believe in and care about.

Dying Is My Business

If you like your Urban Fantasy spiced up with elements that have made the adventures of Marvel Comics' heroes so exciting, powerful, and poignant, pick up Dying is My Business.

The Rosie Project: A Novel

Australian Graeme Simsion has written a genuinely funny novel.


Plame and Lovett tell their story in short, fast-paced action scenes that steadily build momentum.

The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World

With “The XX Factor” Wolf accomplishes a rare feat: She combines real breadth with real depth.


“Someone” is a wonderfully modest title for such a fine-tuned, beautiful book filled with so much universal experience, such haunting imagery, such urgent matters of life and death.

The Signature of All Things: A Novel

Whether readers will connect with Alma as they did Gilbert, however, is to be seen. At 500 pages, the book has its moments of brilliance, but its monotonous ones, too.

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

The Signature of All Things: A Novel

It’s a thrilling epic set at a time when intellectual curiosity met unbridled ambition and resulted in a whirlwind of discovery. If you don’t think science or historical fiction can be bright, funny and engaging, this novel will quickly prove you wrong.

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

In the end, "David and Goliath" feels like the work of two very different writers. One is an intelligent thinker who feels the need to illuminate hidden human truths. And the other is a showman, a master of ceremonies shuffling one performer after the other onto a stage, afraid that if he lingers too long on one act, he'll lose his big audience forever.

Thank You for Your Service

Finkel sketches a panoramic view of postwar life, which includes not just soldiers.

Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords And Their Godfathers

Hernández is a pitiless dissector of the received truths of official Mexico. She holds so little back in establishing her claims that what the reader is left feeling is more akin to a changed worldview than a history lesson.

The Circle

It’s not Mr. Eggers’s best work, but it draws upon enough of his prodigious talents to make for a fun and inventive read.

Goat Mountain

The novel is not about faith or forgiveness or hope or redemption. It’s about surviving our past and the fear of the gods we know.

Death, Taxes, and Green Tea Ice Cream

In Death, Taxes, and Green Tea Ice Cream, Diane Kelly proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that you can’t keep a good woman down.

The Signature of All Things: A Novel

This kind of storytelling is rare — one in which an author can depict the particulars of a moss colony as skillfully as she maps the landscape of the human heart.

The Rosie Project: A Novel

If you're looking for sparkling entertainment along the lines of Where'd You Go Bernadette and When Harry Met Sally, The Rosie Project is this season's fix.