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The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

So heavily reliant is The Invisible Bridge on quotations from the writings of journalists past that it can have the feel of pastiche.


Bulletproof Vest

Told in sparse, Spanish-infused prose, Bulletproof Vest mythologises a family history that is – for the most part – compelling and impactful.


Ukraine Diaries

In this way, Ukraine’s recent history is made all the more human and real.


Hack Attack

Hack Attack is the book of a very bold reporter about a passage of arms that he won, to our great benefit.


The Disappearance Boy

The Disappearance Boy is a tender homage to all those unseen figures who enable dazzling onstage wizardry.


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

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.


Replay

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.


Visions
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.


The Equalizer
Bookreporter : The Equalizer (August 22, 2014)

It’s wonderful to have McCall back, a bit older but still active, and --- dare I say it --- out somewhere doing what he does. Strongly recommended for everyone, especially those who watched the original series.


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.