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True Grit

The new film adaptation of this  mordant Western is an occasion to celebrate the author's neglected storytelling mastery.

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The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe

Norma Jean's canine companion tells all.

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The Wolves of Andover

In a prequel to The Heretic's Daughter, a young woman in Colonial Massachusetts vies with beasts of more than one kind.

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Year's Best Reading: Fiction

Our editors choose their ten favorite fiction books of the year.

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A Geography of Secrets

Frederick Reuss's new novel tracks two men whose daily decisions can bring down innocent bystanders a world away.

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In Brief

In the Lap of the Gods

The story of an abandoned child and an unlikely rescue is told in the shadow of China's massive Three Gorges Dam project.

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Driving on the Rim

A Montana doctor takes the long way home in Thomas McGuane's funny and affecting new novel. Melissa Holbrook Pierson reviews.

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The Convent

In this potent psychological thriller, an infant’s arrival on the doorstep of a remote Spanish convent threatens the foundations of the nuns' cloistered society.

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Foreign Bodies

The new novel from the prizewinning writer is a shrewd twist on a Henry James story of the road not taken.

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Bound

A teenage girl confronts the mysteries of her mother's young life, in a town shadowed by the fear of a monster's rampage.

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Sunset Park

A searing novel about abandoned homes, broken families, and the never-extinguished urge to connect.

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Trespass

 A plot of French farmland, coveted by old residents and new arrivals, becomes the catalyst for violence.

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The Instructions

A precocious boy sets himself against injustice and casts himself as a new Messiah in Adam Levin's darkly comic, epic-length debut.

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The Wake of Forgiveness

A South Texas drama of fathers, sons, and horses unfolds with Faulknerian grandeur.

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The Finkler Question

This year's Booker Prize winner is a  talkative, masterful comedy that delights and disturbs.

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