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Paris Vagabond

In his compulsive inventorying of specifics, he crafts a world of detritus and stupor, bad things done and worse things seen—but also of constant activity, motivation, and drama, where the most basic urges are forced to cohabit, sometimes hostilely.


My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir

It’s a fascinating story, written by a truly gifted author—one that didn’t fall too far from the family tree.


The Everything Box

A supernatural comic caper that reads like one of the late Donald Westlake’s Dortmunder novels sprinkled with some fairy dust.


Noble Chase: A Novel

A dandy debut novel featuring lawyers with both integrity and nautical skills.


Midnight in Berlin

Detailed yet quick-moving, MacManus’ tense, morally charged narrative ends with a possible sequel in sight.


The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom: A Novel

In keeping with her name, Love delivers a satisfying romantic tale enhanced by its bittersweet aftertaste.


Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice
Kirkus Reviews : Eligible (April 19, 2016)

Delight in this tale for its hilarious and endearing family drama, but don’t expect to get the same level of romantics and Darcy-inflicted swoon that make the original untouchable.


Design for Dying

Although the serenely levelheaded costumer designer gets to solve the mystery, Patrick often keeps her under wraps, and even the cameos by Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, Barbara Stanwyck, and Preston Sturges aren't an adequate substitute. Here’s hoping the promised series will redress the balance.


Before We Visit the Goddess: A Novel

A novel of quiet but deeply affecting moments.


Hard Light
Kirkus Reviews : Hard Light (April 20, 2016)

A must for fans of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy and Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike novels.


Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change

Agile, informative, even revelatory pieces that, together, show us both the great variety of humanity and the interior of a gifted writer’s heart.


'Til Death Do Us Part

Quick’s appealing new direction somehow balances Gothic intensity and lighthearted wit.


Panic at the Pump

In her new book, Panic at the Pump, Princeton professor Meg Jacobs makes a strong case that these twin energy shocks shook up the American psyche on the level of Watergate or Vietnam.


Getting to Green: Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution

Essential reading for anyone with a stake in the environmental debate.


Miller's Valley: A Novel

Quindlen taps easily into a pleasing, forgiving American sense of self and does so with affection and the relishable skill of a writer who understands her craft to a T.


The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu provides irrefutable evidence that culture and learning in Africa were far more advanced than in Europe by the 16th century when Timbuktu flourished as a center of learning.


Margaret the First: A Novel

an elegant and expansive work of art—one that is as much a tribute to the life of the mind writ large as it is to the spirit of the remarkable Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, that giant cucumber and benchmark of absurdity, the one and only Margaret Cavendish.


The Bed Moved: Stories

Schiff’s cultural commentary is sharp and lethal.


Heart of Glass: A Memoir

Is it too neat? Is it rushed? Is it strange that a celebrity, already inhabiting a persona, decides to use a fairy tale as the device that knits her book together? Hard to say.


Trouble the Water

This isn’t a book that lets the heart rest easy, but a book that makes the heart groan in order that it may also exult.