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A Sunless Sea: A William Monk Novel
Kirkus Reviews : A sunless sea (August 15, 2012)

Lumbering, repetitive and preachy. But the final surprise packs a punch, and the overlong courtroom sequences show how much Perry’s learned about legal testimony since Cain His Brother (1995).


Freud's Sister: A Novel

A sensitive portrayal and a well-crafted debut.


Every Day
NY Times : Bodies and Soul (August 23, 2012)

It demonstrates Levithan’s talent for empathy, which is paired in the best parts of the book with a persuasive optimism about the odds for happiness and for true love.


Lionel Asbo: State of England

It reads less like a big “state of England” novel than a smallish postcard mailed from there some years ago.


Lionel Asbo: State of England
Kirkus Reviews : Lionel Asbo (August 01, 2012)

A social satire with a wickedly funny setup fails to sustain momentum and provide much of a payoff.


The Orchardist

The Orchardist is a stunning accomplishment, hypnotic in its storytelling power, by turns lyrical and gritty, and filled with marvels.


Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You

Intense, keenly insightful, nuanced and affecting.


Bones Are Forever: A Novel

Bones Are Forever is a decent detective yarn.


Bones Are Forever: A Novel

Reichs (Flash and Bones, 2011, etc.) delivers solid, albeit grueling, post-mortem work, nonstop complications and enough action for a weekend at the bijou. Even if you can’t keep track of all the suspects, you’ll be deeply relieved when she brings down the curtain.


The Absent One: A Department Q Novel

The Absent One will remind you of that group of kids from school that everyone tried to avoid, and make you wonder where they are. Far, far away, hopefully. And it will also no doubt cause you to put Adler-Olsen on the top of your must-read list in indelible ink. You cannot miss this one.


Bones Are Forever: A Novel

Fans relish the explicit forensic minutiae and often, as in the case of Bones Are Forever, receive the bonus of a comprehensive and fascinating background on diamonds, their creation and the complexities of extracting them from the earth.


Last to Die: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel (with bonus short story John Doe)

The most compelling reason for reading it is that the entire narrative is propelled by an exciting and puzzling mystery.


Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

Where'd you go, Bernadette is a sassy page-turner, filled with sardonic commentary on parenting, progressive schools, Seattle, the life of the privileged, and more.


Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

A fun beach read for urban sophisticates or those who think they are.


Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

"Where'd You Go Bernadette," outrageously funny and deceptively deep, is a rewarding read.


Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

This is an inventive and very funny novel that gets bonus points for transcending form.


When It Happens to You

Ringwald's book is a deft exploration of the human capacity to rediscover oneself when faced with betrayal.