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Bloodless: A Pendergast Novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central). Just out, and already at the top of bestseller lists. This great series, eerie and sometimes funny, has been a … more
A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next by Tom Standage (Bloomsbury). The title’s a bit of a trick, I suppose. But the subtitle owns up: this is (yet … more
Learning in Public by Courtney E. Martin (Little, Brown). This book will have you cringing when I’m only half through describing it—even as I’m telling you, well, but, you should … more
The Quiet Zone by Stephen Kurczy (Dey Street). In a town adjacent to a supersized electronic telescope monitoring the universe, cell phones and certain other common electronic screens to focus on … more
When We Were Strangers by Alex Richards (Bloomsbury). A YA novel, actually, though you mightn’t notice unless you’re a really attentive reader. Central characters are young and in the … more
The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish (Atria). It’s not exactly psychological suspense, though there’s psychology involved, of course; in fact, most of the suspense consists of: what … more
  The King of Infinite Space by Lyndsay Faye (Putnam). Big contemporary…hm-m, murder mystery, for one thing; but then, theater novel, gay drama—and still more, by this column … more
The Wonder Test by Michelle Richmond (Atlantic Monthly Press). First-rate espionage novel—but then some; then quite a lot, in fact. The intrepid FBI operative, a displaced New Yorker in … more
Together We Will Go by J. Michael Straczynski (Scout Press). Another smart, nervy novel by a person who also writes for television and film and comics…would be one way to introduce this … more
Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings by Earl Swift (Custom House). Wonderfully enjoyable, exhilarating read (and lots of photos). Everybody old … more
All suspense fiction this week. Something about the season? Suburban Dicks by Fabian Nicieza (Putnam). Outstanding first crime novel, set in a suburb, but a pretty distant one, where a mix of New … more
THE UGLY CRY: A MEMOIR by Danielle Henderson (Viking). An excellent title for a book full of rage and sorrow and tenderness and, overlying it all, pride and satisfaction, and not so much high hopes … more
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