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The Happiest People in the World: A Novel

Clarke orchestrates the inevitable collision by beckoning each character from across the world and assembling them at the Lumber Lodge under the watchful eye of the moose.


Indigo: A Novel

This is a book that deserves to be read. Do you want the pitch? It’s like Ned Bauman and Tom McCarthy had a drink with Jennifer Egan and wrote an exquisite corpse.


Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Ms. Leovy’s narrative has its share of clichés and mildly soggy moments, yet on the whole she’s a crisp writer with a crisp mind and the ability to boil entire skies of information into hard journalistic rain.


Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

These senseless faits divers acquire logic only in the panorama, which is also where we are left with little choice but to perceive the virtual impossibility of the individual police officer’s task.


Outline

“Outline,” which reflects details from the author’s life as well as the narrator’s fascination with autobiography, renders everyday encounters in precise, almost anthropological detail.


The Internet Is Not the Answer

“The Internet Is Not the Answer” supports its convincing narrative with startling numbers and research cataloged over roughly 40 pages worth of endnotes.


Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

Hers is an important contribution to the sustainable agricultural genre.


The Deep

The Deep is not for the faint of heart. It is not for anyone who gets overly attached to animals or characters in books.


Amnesia: A novel

For all Mr. Carey’s formidable powers and the righteous fire he means to light here, “Amnesia” isn’t one of his most memorable efforts.


The Rabbit Back Literature Society

The Rabbit Back Literature Society is a voyeuristic literary mystery with bits of Blue Velvet and shades of The Shadow of the Wind, and it would not be a better book if it were sweeter or more straightforward.


Whipping Boy

In masterfully unraveling decades of crime, cruelty, deception, and repression, he probes the nature of what it means to have an enemy—and what it costs to give others so much power over us.


As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride

As You Wish made me want to throw myself into everything Princess Bride.


Mobile Library: A Novel

The story itself is a compelling and entertaining read, but it doesn’t linger past the final page.


Glow: A novel

Glow is ultimately a story about rhythms, and people who live outside them—the revolutionaries and corporate powers scheming beyond legal means, drug users seeing the world through skewed perspectives, insomniacs whose nocturnal lives set them apart.


The Boston Girl: A Novel

This is a great book for mothers and daughters to share, or for women’s book clubs. I highly recommend it! Outstanding!


Guantánamo Diary

“Guantánamo Diary” is the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be that collateral damage.


Modernity Britain: 1957-1962

Mr. Kynaston does not have an argument, but he does have some big themes. He traces the rise of a consumer society enjoying, for the first time, televisions and cars and washing machines — all the outward signs of the good life — and undergoing profound change as a result.


Whipping Boy

A vastly entertaining book of one man’s obsession and how childhood cruelty can both scar and drive us.


What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir

This is a book about so much: Friendship, love, sex, independence, travel, sitcom writing, family, self-destruction, self-confidence. It has it all and you should read it.


The Pearl that Broke Its Shell

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell is most definitely a challenging novel.