September 30, 2013

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Take a dystopian book, a fantasy book, and a coming-of-age/new adult novel, throw them in a blender, and The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon will emerge.

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September 29, 2013

Elizabeth Wein’s Rose Under Fire: A Story of Unheralded Heroes

Rose Justice is a poet and a writer, and it’s these skills that help her survive during and after her WWII ordeal in the young adult novel Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein.

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September 28, 2013

Susan Hill's The Small Hand and Dolly: Horror at Its Best

To the delight of horror fans everywhere, Susan Hill’s latest book, The Small Hand and Dolly, returns to the genre with two short novels.

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September 27, 2013

Sean B. Carroll’s Brave Genius: Neither Victims Nor Executioners

Normally, a scientist in a lab is at home. But it's different in Sean Carroll's Brave Genius. Our protagonist is acting urgently … suspiciously. That’s because the year is 1943, and the setting is Nazi-occupied France.

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September 26, 2013

Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland: Latest Novel Worth the Wait

We've been waiting for this. It has been five years since Jhumpa Lahiri's last book, Unaccustomed Earth, was published. Lahiri's ability to portray a new American immigrant experience, juggling relationships, familial duty, and what it means to belong all comes forth in her latest novel, The Lowland.

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September 25, 2013

Jesmyn Ward’s Men We Reaped: A Raw and Moving Memoir

Jesmyn Ward’s newest work, Men We Reaped, is not a comfortable reading experience – but it's a necessary one.

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September 24, 2013

Julian Barnes Levels with Death in Levels of Life

Booker Prize winner Julian Barnes' new book, Levels of Life, a memoir of the author’s life after the death of his wife, begins with the unexpected ... and takes us on a journey that leaves us wishing for the best.

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