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Trans: A Memoir

Her crisp, thoughtful volume – some new prose, some reworked from columns – strains against the limits that society and culture, journalism and publishing, place around people like her.

Devoted in Death
Bookreporter : Devoted in Death (September 23, 2015)

Robb has upped her game yet again. If you are unfamiliar with this series and wonder about its continued popularity, you need to read DEVOTED IN DEATH if you have even a passing interest in romantic suspense or police procedurals.

The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs

There will be accidents, lost friendships and sadness, but the consolations are rich: a savvy appreciation of Polly’s strength and Caroline’s own resiliency to forgive others and herself.

The Blue Guitar: A novel
Bookreporter : The Blue Guitar (September 18, 2015)

Flippancy and grief may sound like odd bedfellows, but, in the hands of a talent like Banville, that combination produces a powerful and profound experience.

Dishing the Dirt

Dishing the Dirt is a delightful cozy murder mystery that will amuse and confound fans of Agatha, both old and new.

Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years

Regardless of motive, Mallon has created a thoughtful and provocative novel that political junkies will enjoy. In American politics, entertainment often trumps policy; Finale is highly entertaining.

Sorcerer to the Crown

a charming Regency tale featuring a wizard-in-chief who is black --- himself a freed slave --- and a non-white enchantress who is determined to bust up the convention of forbidding girls to practice magic.

The Wake

Powerless, damaged, and damned, Buccmaster of Holland is an unsettling character and his story is as disturbingly human as they come.

Undermajordomo Minor

The story is surprisingly straightforward and unadorned, though the prose oozes with that odd DeWitt charm that makes it compelling.


There is something magical and heartening about a book that can go over so many bumps without the ride feeling unnecessarily shaky.

You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

The insidious and satiric dystopian elements of Kleeman’s story are inventive and will appeal to readers of Hubert Selby Jr.’s Requiem for a Dream, Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers, and Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story.

Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong

Cats have a hold on us—even those of us who do not consider ourselves a “cat person.” And now cat videos do too. All it takes is a click of a mouse, or, in the case of Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong, the turn of a page, to find out why.

Girl in the Woods

Girl In The Woods is eminently compelling, and taken as a whole is a valuable portrait of an actual human’s experience that hides in a rape statistic.

The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

So kick back, relax, and have some fun with it, because Atwood surely did. I mean, what good is the complete collapse of society if you can't enjoy it?

Why Not Me?
Kirkus Reviews : Why Not Me? (September 23, 2015)

Intrepid and often irreverent, Kaling humbly probes her own triumphs and defeats with laugh-out-loud results.

Lamp Black, Wolf Grey

For readers who like elements of fantasy weaved into their historical fiction, this one should definitely satisfy.

Finding Gabriel

Definitely not your run-of-the mill romance, this is a great book for those who are not big fans of that genre to try out. I definitely recommend this book!

Paradise of the Pacific

“Paradise of the Pacific,” Ms. Moore’s new nonfiction book about Hawaii — where she grew up and now lives — provides a fascinating history of that Pacific archipelago, though it lacks the evocative sorcery of her novels.

The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

Like it or not, something is hastening toward us too. And the question of what to do in the meantime — how to feel and what to think before we die — has rarely been reckoned with as bravely as it is in these very fine stories.

The Lost Landscape

Though her past seems to her fragmentary and elusive, what she remembers—or imagines—is warmly, gently told.