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Book Author Rating

A Dark Matter

Peter Straub three-and-half-stars

A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta

Paul Theroux two-and-half-stars

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Seth Grahame-Smith three-stars

Black Hills: A Novel

Dan Simmons three-and-half-stars


Connie Willis three-and-half-stars

Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

Garry Wills three-and-half-stars

Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory

Peter Hessler four-stars

Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of The Berlin Airlift-June 1948-May 1949

Richard Reeves four-stars

Doors Open

Ian Rankin three-and-half-stars

Eight White Nights: A Novel

André Aciman three-stars

Horns: A Novel

Joe Hill four-stars

House Rules: A Novel

Jodi Picoult three-and-half-stars

Known to Evil

Walter Mosley three-and-half-stars

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel

Helen Simonson four-stars

Making Toast

Roger Rosenblatt four-stars

On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System

Henry M. Paulson Jr. three-stars

Ordinary Thunderstorms: A Novel

William Boyd three-and-half-stars

Point Omega: A Novel

Don DeLillo three-stars


David Malouf four-stars

Reality Hunger: A Manifesto

David Shields three-stars

Secrets of Eden

Chris Bohjalian three-and-half-stars

Shadow Tag: A Novel

Louise Erdrich three-and-half-stars


Charlie Huston four-stars

So Much for That: A Novel

Lionel Shriver four-stars

Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

Melissa Milgrom three-and-half-stars

The Ask: A Novel

Sam Lipsyte four-stars

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Michael Lewis three-and-half-stars

The Devil's Star: A Novel

Jo Nesbo four-stars

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Heidi W. Durrow four-stars

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot four-and-half-stars

The Infinities

John Banville three-and-half-stars

The Information Officer: A Novel

Mark Mills four-stars

The Irresistible Henry House: A Novel

Lisa Grunwald three-stars

The Lost Books of the Odyssey

Zachary Mason four-stars

The Man From Beijing

Henning Mankell three-and-half-stars

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

Deborah Blum four-stars

The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

Elif Batuman four-stars

The Postmistress

Sarah Blake four-stars

The Room and the Chair

Lorraine Adams three-and-half-stars

The Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today

Ted Conover three-and-half-stars

The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

Timothy Ferris four-stars

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson: A Novel

Jerome Charyn two-and-half-stars

The Surrendered

Chang-rae Lee four-stars

The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea

Philip Hoare three-and-half-stars

This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All

Marilyn Johnson four-stars

Union Atlantic

Adam Haslett three-and-half-stars

Wild Child: And Other Stories

T. C. Boyle four-stars

Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend

James S. Hirsch three-and-half-stars