Red Country

Joe Abercrombie writes anti-Tolkien, hard-edged fantasy novels that, in his own words, walk the "fine lines between gritty and too gritty, violent and too violent, interestingly dark and utterly repulsive." His latest is set in the same universe as his First Law trilogy and concerns a young woman's quest to rescue her abducted siblings.


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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…