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Buddhaland Brooklyn: A Novel

Morais’ presentation is admirable—he crafts flowery, easy-to-follow dreamlike passages as Oda gradually finds his place in the bustling metropolis—but it’s a toothless portrait of a religious man coming to terms with tragedy and making his own way in the world.


The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

The boldest part of The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry is the ending, which brings the whimsical premise into the cold light of reality. Joyce artfully crafts a finale that’s simultaneously tragic and uplifting, a perfect ending to the fulfilling journey on which she leads her readers.


Dead Stars

With “Dead Stars,” his sometimes exhilarating, often exasperating seventh novel, the dyspeptic provocateur is back in the hood, trying to up his own snarkiness ante.


The Cat's Table

Ondaatje brilliantly captures the piquant loss of youthful certainty, displaced by realisations about the complexity of relationships.


Tigers in Red Weather: A Novel

An immensely gripping and well-told tale of two generations of a family spanning the period from 1945 to 1969.


We Only Know So Much

A wry evocation of modern life, at once familiar but also revelatory.


Dead Stars

This novel feels more like a weary wallow in Hollywood scum than the sort of savage satire this gifted author is capable of writing.


Dare Me: A Novel

Megan Abbott has put her spirit fingers to the task of writing the Great American Cheerleader Novel, and — stop scowling — it’s spectacular.


Three Strong Women

“Three Strong Women” is the poised creation of a novelist unafraid to explore the extremes of human suffering.


The Prisoner of Heaven

Full of stylish writing, Gothic atmosphere and love letters to 19th-century novels.


In the Kingdom of Men

“In the Kingdom of Men” teaches a lesson some of us have already learned about the banality of evil, but it’s good for us, as American readers, to be reminded of it again.


Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

An unabashed celebration of the mistress of haute cuisine published on the centennial of her birth. What it lacks in critical edge, the book makes up for in detail and context, arguing that Child was far more than the original celebrity chef.


Triburbia

"Triburbia" turns out to be less an urban version of Perrotta's "Little Children" than a savagely satirical, hipster take on "Our Town" or Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio," telling the story of a neighborhood via a chorus of voices, in this case the Tribeca dads and those closely related to them.


The Prisoner of Heaven

Zafón’s novels are page-turners, and his latest, The Prisoner of Heaven — the third installment of a series that includes The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game — is no exception.


Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety

This guided tour is entertaining and educational; read it, and you’ll learn the difference between fear and anxiety, between an anxiety attack and a panic attack, how these troubles start and why they never really end.


Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution

If the reader can slog past his narcissistic, undisciplined excesses, Fine still has the components of a solid tale here, the latest dispatch from the front in the 21st century version of Prohibition.


When It Happens to You

Overall, Ringwald weaves an emotional narrative that avoids getting bogged down in melodrama. With an economy of language, she keeps the story moving, taking readers inside characters’ heads without leaving them there too long.


Alys, Always: A Novel

It’s a well-written story told with verve, so much so that Frances, unlikable as she is, becomes perversely compelling: You keep turning the pages, certainly – perhaps more absorbedly than you’d like to admit.


Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger

Many of the harsh things people say about Jagger in these pages may indeed be true, but he deserves better than this.


Goodbye for Now

Goodbye For Now would be an excellent book club read - there's plenty to discuss and enjoy. What I loved most about it was how full of possibility and hope the story was.

If you are a fan of One Day you will adore this book.