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Great House

A desk passes from writer to writer, mapping the connections between them.

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The False Friend

An alpha-female of the schoolyard is visited by the memory of a haunting crime.

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In Brief

The Blindness of the Heart

A powerful novel of the numbing effects of violence and war on a German mother.

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Nemesis

A new novel on a polio outbreak in Newark in the 1940s brings Philip Roth's recent series of short fictions into surprising focus.

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The Pleasure Seekers

Enjoyments both physical and otherwise can wind up both a purpose of life, and a perpetual danger, suggests this warm-hearted family tale.

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The Wilding

Mother Nature's dark side comes to the fore in Benamin Percy's tale of a woodland excursion gone wrong.

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By Nightfall

A mid-life search for meaning in an increasingly commodified world, from the author of The Hours.

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A Curable Romantic

A lovelorn demon makes appointments with Sigmund Freud in this novel of fin de siecle Vienna.

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Skippy Dies

Paul Murray embraces tragedy and ribald comedy with a coming-of-age tale set in an Irish boys' school.

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You Were Wrong

An obnoxious stepfather, a lovely burglar, and an overwhelmed young math teacher wrestle with words.

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Man in the Woods

A rescue gone wrong puts a tale of crime, punishment, and forgiveness in motion.

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The Elephant's Journey

Nobel Laureate José Saramago's playful tale takes a trip through 16th-century Europe on a pachyderm's back.

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Our Tragic Universe

A metafictional foray into writing and not writing, by a novelist writing what she knows.

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C

Encryption and early 20th-century technology provide the Pynchon-esque atmosphere for this ambitious, adventurous novel.

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Ape House

The author of Water for Elephants returns with a captivating novel about a "lively, witty, warm-hearted and sharp" sextet of bonobos.

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