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The Bradshaw Variations

Rachel Cusk's new novel attempts a contemporary reprise of a Tolstoyan melody.

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Girl in Translation

Jean Kwok's novel of a Chinese-American girl's life is woven through with hard-won knowledge.

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The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

A "so-called believer" explores the argument and art of Philip Pullman's reimagining of gospel narratives.

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Georg Letham: Physician and Murderer

A new look at an Austrian novel that charts a doctor's unique and uncertain path to redemption.

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Molly Fox's Birthday

An Irish novelist's sly tale of a friendship with a bit of mystery at its heart.

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The Changeling

The latest novel from the 75-year-old Japanese Nobel Prize winner blends mystery and memory.

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A Dead Hand

In Paul Theroux's latest novel, a stymied writer is drawn into a mystery with religious overtones.

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The Pregnant Widow

Martin Amis's new novel remembers the sexual revolution as it was "well into its Reign of Terror phase."

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The Imperfectionists

A novel mourning the death of journalism, centered on the decline and fall of an English-language paper in Rome.

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The Lonely Polygamist

A gifted and confident storyteller plots the loneliness of a husband of four and father of 28.

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Private Life

The latest novel from Jane Smiley anatomizes a marriage in an era of tumultuous change.

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Apologize, Apologize!

A sparkling, sprawling comedy of a square peg in a family of screwballs.

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The Lake Shore Limited

Sue Miller's novel puts old friends on a collision course.

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Parrot and Olivier in America

The award-winning novelist spins a tale of mismatched master and servant, lost in America.

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Kapitoil

A Qatari computer whiz tries to reprogram himself as an American financial genius. Read more...

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