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The Shining Girls
The Shining Girls
by Lauren Beukes
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Lauren Beukes's extraordinary new mystery features a time-traveling serial killer and one of the most memorable heroines I've ever encountered. The Shining Girls is a compelling, oddly beautiful read from an original voice.... (read more)

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Unaccustomed Earth
Unaccustomed Earth
by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Unaccustomed Earth is in many ways a deeply and authentically sad book. I would not advise reading the stories too quickly; they will each haunt you for days afterward (and, unusually in a collection like this, they are all equally strong). But Lahiri's... (read more)

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What to Eat
What to Eat
by Marion Nestle
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I thought I knew quite a bit about food — I take flaxseed oil supplements because I'm a vegetarian, try to buy local organic produce, and buy my dairy antibiotic-free. But this information-packed book taught me that there's plenty I didn't realize... (read more)

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Under the Dome
Under the Dome
by Stephen King
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Well-written, compelling, and intelligent on ethical questions, this epic is worth its daunting page count. Reminiscent of his earlier work, particularly The Stand and It, Under the Dome is Stephen King's best book in years.... (read more)

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The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements: With Big Beautiful Photographs of All 118 Elements in the Periodic Table
The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements: With Big Beautiful Photographs of All 118 Elements in the Periodic Table
by Theodore Gray
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This gorgeous photographic card deck is a more portable version of Theodore Gray's bestselling book The Elements, and it's just as impossible to stop flipping through. With a beautifully represented element on every card, this deck is a wonderful... (read more)

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Little Failure: A Memoir
Little Failure: A Memoir
by Gary Shteyngart
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Gary Shteyngart is just as funny, lacerating, and intelligent in his memoir as he is in his novels. Little Failure is one of the first must-reads of the new year.... (read more)

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This Is the Water (P.S.)
This Is the Water (P.S.)
by Yannick Murphy
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Page-turning suspense Yannick Murphy style — always inventive, with gorgeous prose, surprising perspectives, and captivating characters. This Is the Water is a most unusual mystery.... (read more)

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Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
by Marisha Pessl
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What begins as an innocent (if quirky) adolescent tale swiftly transforms into an absorbing high school whodunit. If I had to compare it to a few recent films, it manages to come across both as gritty as Brick and as refreshing as Juno, but with a... (read more)

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Shadow of the Silk Road
Shadow of the Silk Road
by Colin Thubron
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Colin Thubron's Shadow of the Silk Road is a beautiful, important book; part travel writing, part sociology, part history, and part politics, it is hard to pin down to any one genre. But the book's warmth and genuine love for humanity and our... (read more)

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Away
Away
by Amy Bloom
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Lyrical and moving, terribly sad but funny, too, Away is a major accomplishment and a pleasure to read. Amy Bloom's language is precise and graceful, and her characters and their journeys make America in the 1920s shine with life.... (read more)

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The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
by Michael Cunningham
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Cunningham's eagerly anticipated new novel follows two brothers as they struggle with creativity, spirituality, and mortality. The Snow Queen is an elegant, poignant meditation on identity and family that presents Cunningham at the top of his powers.... (read more)

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New England White: A Novel
New England White: A Novel
by Stephen L. Carter
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I rarely read anything that could even vaguely be described as a thriller, but New England White, with its page-turning pace, multiple murders, and complex and far-reaching mysteries, must undoubtedly be called one. It is also a fascinating sociological... (read more)

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Saving Fish from Drowning
Saving Fish from Drowning
by Amy Tan
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Saving Fish from Drowning is a funny, almost magical look at group dynamics, altruism, and self-interest set against the beauty and repressive politics of Myanmar. Impressive and surprisingly moving.... (read more)

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Goldengrove
Goldengrove
by Francine Prose
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I normally prefer Francine Prose's nonfiction, but Goldengrove is an irresistible novel. A lyrical, character-driven meditation on grief, it is also a timeless coming-of-age story that's impossible to put down.... (read more)

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Full Dark, No Stars
Full Dark, No Stars
by Stephen King
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Stephen King has done much of his best writing in the long-story form (including the novellas The Body, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, and The Langoliers), and Full Dark, No Stars proves no exception. These four tales are sinister, violent... (read more)

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Turn of Mind
Turn of Mind
by Alice LaPlante
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Alice LaPlante's remarkable debut novel is a page-turning mystery written with spellbinding language. But even more than that, it's an incredibly intimate portrait of a deteriorating mind. Heartbreaking, intelligent, and lyrical, Turn of Mind introduces... (read more)

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Intuition: A Novel
Intuition: A Novel
by Allegra Goodman
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Allegra Goodman is well known for her skillful, nuanced, and irreverent prose from such novels as Kaaterskill Falls and Paradise Park. Although the prose is just as strong in Intuition, the story and characters are so engrossing it's hard to slow down... (read more)

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Green Barbarians: Live Bravely on Your Home Planet
Green Barbarians: Live Bravely on Your Home Planet
by Ellen Sandbeck
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Ellen Sandbeck, author of Eat More Dirt and Green Housekeeping, brings us a thorough guide to living more healthfully with less stress, less money, and less impact on our planet. Green Barbarians is an amusing and refreshing handbook that includes... (read more)

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The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink
The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink
by Andrew F Smith
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The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink is an enormous, encyclopedic reference dedicated to both the larger trends and the minutiae of American cuisine, with articles on subjects ranging from Crisco to restaurant labor unions. With beautiful... (read more)

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Son of a Witch: A Novel
Son of a Witch: A Novel
by Gregory Maguire
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Son of a Witch is a pitch-perfect sequel to Wicked — as though Maguire hadn't written several other books in dramatically varied voices in the meantime. But his new novel is more meditative, symbolic, and unexpectedly relevant than its predecessor. Son... (read more)

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