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TransAtlantic

The author of Let the Great World Spin spans genres and generations in his latest historical fiction.

 

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A Delicate Truth

In an espionage master's latest, war is a booming private enterprise.

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The Woman Upstairs

How selfish must an artist be?

 

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Merivel: A Man of His Time

The frustrated doctor at the center of Restoration travels to Versailles and beyond.

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The Enchanted Wanderer

A nineteenth-century Russian comic storyteller shines in a bold new English translation.

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The Best of Youth

A star actor and his harried ghostwriter wage a war of words.

 

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Long Time, No See

A vision of a prelapsarian Ireland, circa 2006, where old and new exist together in serenity.

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Beautiful Ruins

A tale of manipulation, fame, love and fate crossing half a century centers on an Italian village and the making of a Hollywood epic.

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Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

The chaos of a Karachi hospital mirrors a nation pulled in multiple directions.

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Bring Up the Bodies

In the sequel to her novel Wolf Hall, a novelist continues her exploration of the enigmatic man at the heart of Tudor intrigues.

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The Cove

War threatens a remote recess in North Carolina's Appalachia.

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Coral Glynn

A tale of love, loneliness, and the mysteries of an English mansion reaches back to the gothic novels of the past.

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At Last

The final volume in the author's celebrated Patrick Melrose cycle faces pain with wit and unflinching honesty.

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The Orphan Master's Son

The story of a professional kidnapper's life takes on a surreal edge in the appropriately nightmarish world of North Korea.

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A Good Man

Courage and slaughter, dreams and betrayals, in the shadow of Little Bighorn.

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The Sisters Brothers

Patrick deWitt's blackly comic western outdraws the competition.

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Tides of War

Historical fiction set during the Napoleonic Wars.

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The Art of Fielding

A talented shortstop's story enacts a familiar literary baseball myth.

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King of the Badgers

The inhabitants of a small English town respond to a shocking crime.

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Doc

One of the Wild West's most mythic figures,  imagined into life again.

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Please Look After Mom

When a Korean matriarch goes missing her family is turned upside down.

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About the Columnist
Katherine A. Powers received the 2013 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle. She is the editor of Suitable Accommodations: An Autobiographical Story of Family Life: The Letters of J. F. Powers, 1942–1963.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).