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Green Girl

A young woman stumbles through London, pondering the hazards of her beauty.

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Arts & Entertainments

A failed actor strikes a Faustian bargain: sex tapes, reality TV, and absolution.

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The Mad and the Bad

A new translation of a noir cult classic lets fists and guns do the talking.

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Cataract City

A smash-mouth story of fraternity in dire straits, with the soul of gruff rock 'n' roll.

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The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even

An obsessive-compulsive love story with a taste for Dada asks readers to pay close attention.

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Song of the Shank

The true story of a nineteenth-century musical prodigy becomes a novel about the depths words can't fathom.

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Enchanting Devices: Stuart Dybek's Short Fiction

Two new collections display the writer's evanescent spellcraft.

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I'm Gone

The story of a gallery owner's life is a study in surfaces.

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I'll Be Right There

The author of Please Look After Mom turns to South Korea's turbulent 1980s in her new novel.

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The Book of Unknown Americans

Crossing the U.S.-Mexican border with a family living in the Land of Opportunity's shadows.

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Lost for Words

A novelist shines mercilessly comic light on the insular world of literary prizes.

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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

A misanthropic dentist -- and all-around skeptic -- is pulled into the mystery of an ancient tribe of doubters.

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All the Light We Cannot See

The lives of a blind Parisian girl and a German radio prodigy converge during the Nazi occupation of France.

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Next Life Might Be Kinder

A husband's grief over his wife's death leads to an unsettling set of possibilities.

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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip

A dark comedy captures the tension and suspense of seventh grade conformity.

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Ruby

One southern woman's haunting story recalls the works of Toni Morrison and Alice Walker.

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Pushkin Hills

A comedy of Russian art and politics finds a frustrated writer being torn apart at the seams.

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In Paradise

A guided tour through Nazi concentration camps makes for a haunting end to the life and career of a twentieth-century master.

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Every Day Is for the Thief

A Nigerian expatriate returns to Lagos, with altered vision.

 

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All Our Names

American reinvention meets African revolution in the tale of a friendship and its aftermath.

 

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A Country for Old Men

Fiction's Old Guard is in anything but retreat.

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Quesadillas

A Mexican family's comic woes vibrantly recall Greek mythology and the young James Joyce.

 

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Perfect

A pair of damaged souls try to knit together worlds unraveled by circumstance.

 

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Dept. of Speculation

A novel of a writer's life at a crossroads -- as seen through snapshots from the mind's eye.

 

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Silence Once Begun

The story of a set of mysterious disappearances in Japan takes readers down a rabbit hole of deceit.

 

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Orfeo

A National Book Award winner's gripping tale of a music teacher who's branded a terrorist.

 

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The Scent of Pine

A road trip to Maine offers a Russian immigrant transportive memories of her past, and a prospective ally in her future.

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The Secret History of Las Vegas

A mystery in the Nevada desert has roots in the terrible legacy of apartheid.

 

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At Night We Walk in Circles

An actor's journey into a mysterious role plays out against the aftermath of a dictatorial regime.

 

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The Signature of All Things

The author of Eat, Pray, Love spins a globetrotting tale of a 19th-century naturalist's quest for understanding.

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July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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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).