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Martin Amis's Latest: A Provocative Holocaust Telling

'Who are you. You don’t know. Then you come to the Zone of Interest, and it tells you who you are.' –Paul Doll

September 29, 2014

A Thriller Unlike Any Other: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

'I was a perfect candidate for the secret world, Hayes’s narrator, codenamed Pilgrim, begins. I was smart. I had always been a loner, and I was damaged deep in my soul.'

September 28, 2014

Carl Hiaasen Goes YA with Skink, Gators, Wi-fi, and a Missing Eye.

In Hiaasen’s first foray into YA literature, a slightly wacky homeless guy with only one eye turns out to be the supposedly dead Governor of Florida. Shenanigans of a Hiaasen-esque nature ensue.

September 27, 2014

3 Can't-Miss Romances: Something for Everyone

New romances from Mira Lyn Kelly, Katie Rose, and Vonnie Davis promise something for fans of all kinds of romance.

September 25, 2014

How to Read Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley’s editor, Gerald Howard, shares his thoughts on how best to work your way through the Mosley canon.

September 22, 2014

Stronger, Faster, Better: Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

He was better than all of them. Stronger, faster, better. Strongest, fastest, best. Daniel Kelly lives at the center of Christos Tsiolkas's novel Barracuda.

September 20, 2014

Discover the Beauty of Claudia Connor's New Romance, Worth the Fall

Claudia Connor’s new romance novel, Worth the Fall, will introduce you to the McKinney brothers – who you’ll surely be glad you met.

September 18, 2014

Great Fiction from the Musician's Mind: John Darnielle's Wolf in White Van

Anyone who's listened to the entirety of a Mountain Goats' album knows that Darnielle is essentially a short story writer who happens to release his collections set to music.

September 16, 2014

Be Tricked Into Reading Margaret Atwood's Stone Mattress

The tales in Atwood's latest collection aren't aren’t the 'quiet stories' that your friend who rolls his own cigarettes recommends. The protagonists are as much bodies in motion as they are well-written portraits.

September 15, 2014

Adrift in Dubai: Joseph O'Neill's The Dog

Joseph O’Neill’s new novel has been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize – and only adds to the achievement that is The Dog.

September 13, 2014

The Mob Takes on Terrorism: Lorenzo Carcaterra's The Wolf

In his new novel, The Wolf, New York Times bestselling author Lorenzo Carcaterra stages a fight to the death between organized crime and international terrorism.

September 11, 2014

Exquisite, Complex, McEwan: The Children Act

In The Children Act by Ian McEwan, the modern-day complexities of everyday life underlie the intriguing, exquisite story he tells.

September 9, 2014

Station Eleven: Emily St. John Mandel on Survival and Story

This is the way the world ends in Emily St. John Mandel's new novel, Station Eleven: Almost everyone dies. The Georgia Flu pandemic wipes out 99.99 percent of the world's population in about a month. The lights turn off, gas runs out, and time is divided between before and after. We start over at Year […]

September 8, 2014

Technology, Love, and the Future: A Worthwhile Debut from Gregory Sherl

Can science go so far as to take the guesswork out of finding love? In The Future for Curious People, Gregory Sherl’s imaginative and heartwarming debut novel, technology has been designed to do just that.

September 7, 2014

12 Books Every Young Adult Should Read

An avid reader and publishing professional shares her picks for the twelve books that every young adult should read.