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DOWNEAST: FIVE MAINE GIRLS AND THE UNSEEN STORY OF RURAL AMERICA by Gigi Georges (Harper). A book by a social scientist of insight, not only theories, and some gifts: for making character and … more
THE ANATOMY OF DESIRE by L. R. Dorn (Morrow). A thriller of sorts, and satisfying on that level, but also an ingenious and brilliantly executed, very contemporary re-telling in quite different form … more
THE LADY'S HANDBOOK FOR HER MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS: A MEMOIR by Sarah Ramey (Anchor). Just now out in paperback, somehow overlooked by the column when it was published to great acclaim a year or so ago … more
THE FREE WORLD: ART AND THOUGHT IN THE COLD WAR by Louis Menand (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Well…that “war” isn't really the point, here—there's even a touch of irony in the use of the term; … more
THE FREE WORLD: ART AND THOUGHT IN THE COLD WAR by Louis Menand (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Well…that “war” isn't really the point, here—there's even a touch of irony in the use of the term; … more
WHEREABOUTSby Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf). A deeply sad, even despairing, and still lovely short novel by this great American writer—and one from which it may be possible to learn something of language … more
WHEREABOUTS BY JHUMPA LAHIRI (Knopf). A deeply sad, even despairing, and still lovely short novel by this great American writer—and one from which it may be possible to learn something of language … more
THE MUSICAL HUMAN: A HISTORY OF LIFE ON EARTH by Michael Spitzer (Bloomsbury). The subtitle is a clue to the author's subtle wit. Of course his book is a history of music; yet it really is deep and … more
HEAVEN'S A LIE by Wallace Stroby (Mulholland). One of the best pure crime novelists—writers of dark doings by people that we root for without quite approving of them—one of the best we've got, I … more
HEAVEN'S A LIE by Wallace Stroby (Mulholland). One of the best pure crime novelists—writers of dark doings by people that we root for without quite approving of them—one of the best we've … more
THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS by Pip Williams (Ballantine). A novel, even a historical romance (of a sort), and certainly not a dictionary. It is fond of words, and of the OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY. … more
WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris Whitaker (Holt). A dark, demanding but rewarding thriller/noir/small town family novel—very American, convincingly so, though by an established British thriller writer. … more
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