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Witches on the Road Tonight

A family myth casts a spell over generations.

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The Tiger's Wife

In The Tiger's Wife, Téa Obreht follows the trail of a network of myths. Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews.

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Emily & Einstein

Poetic justice demands an imperfect husband's shaggy reincarnation in this affecting tale of a girl and her dog.

Poetic justice demands an imperfect husband's shaggy reincarnation in this affecting tale of a girl and her dog.

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Rodin's Debutante

Ward Just puts his Chicago hometown in perspective with a novel of fathers, sons, and secrets.

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In Brief

A Posthumous Confession

A Dostoevskian tale of murderer, newly translated by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Disgrace.

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The Paris Wife

A novel of Ernest Hemingway's wife Hadley among the exiles in 1920s Paris.

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When the Killing's Done

A new novel engages the question of animal rights and discovers that humans playing god is not the answer.

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Ghost Light

The twilight of an actress from the era of Yeats and Synge, from the author of Star of the Sea.

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I Think I Love You

Adolescent anxieties and popstar pinups are at the heart of this tale of a girl's coming of age and first love.

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The Oracle of Stamboul

The Ottoman capital is the site of a young woman's discovery of her mysterious, magical destiny.

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Montecore

A rollicking novel of a Tunisian emigrant to Sweden, told in an exuberant remix of languages.

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The Storyteller of Marrakesh

A tale of truth and lies in a legendary Moroccan square.

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The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

A chimpanzee's tale of sentience, love, and murder.

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Dream of Ding Village

A moving tale from one of China's literary giants is rooted in a scandalous true story of "blood-selling."

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Being Polite to Hitler

The story of an ordinary woman, a younger man, and the strictures of small-town life.

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