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Book Author Rating

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan four-stars

Anthropology of an American Girl: A Novel

Hilary Thayer Hamann three-and-half-stars

Beautiful Maria of My Soul

Oscar Hijuelos three-and-half-stars

Blood Oath

Christopher Farnsworth three-and-half-stars

Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light

Jane Brox three-and-half-stars

Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century

Michael Hiltzik four-stars

Dear Money

Martha McPhee three-stars

Deep Creek

Dana Hand three-and-half-stars

Faithful Place: A Novel

Tana French three-and-half-stars

Father of the Rain: A Novel

Lily King four-stars

Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America

Eric Jay Dolin three-and-half-stars

Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century

Sam Kashner four-stars

Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language

Robert McCrum three-stars

Hitch-22: A Memoir

Christopher Hitchens three-and-half-stars

How Did You Get This Number

Sloane Crosley three-and-half-stars

Imperial Bedrooms

Bret Easton Ellis two-stars

Kings of the Earth: A Novel

Jon Clinch four-stars


China MiƩville four-stars

Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds

Lyndall Gordon four-stars


Laurence Gonzales three-and-half-stars

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

Anthony Bourdain three-stars

Mr. Peanut

Adam Ross three-stars

Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations

Ayaan Hirsi Ali three-stars

Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory

Ben Macintyre four-stars

Pearl Buck in China: Journey to The Good Earth

Hilary Spurling three-and-half-stars

Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man: A Memoir

Bill Clegg three-and-half-stars

Red Hook Road

Ayelet Waldman three-stars

Role Models

John Waters three-and-half-stars

So Cold the River

Michael Koryta three-stars

Spies of the Balkans: A Novel

Alan Furst four-stars


Thomas Perry four-stars

Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel

Gary Shteyngart three-and-half-stars

The Cookbook Collector: A Novel

Allegra Goodman four-stars

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

Sam Kean four-stars

The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris

Mark Kurlansky three-stars

The Long Song: A Novel

Andrea Levy three-and-half-stars

The Lovers: A Novel

Vendela Vida three-and-half-stars

The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824

Harvey Sachs four-stars

The Nobodies Album

Carolyn Parkhurst three-and-half-stars

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel

Aimee Bender three-and-half-stars

The Passage

Justin Cronin four-stars

The Promise: President Obama, Year One

Jonathan Alter four-stars

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography

Selina Hastings four-stars

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Nicholas Carr three-and-half-stars

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella

Stephenie Meyer two-stars

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel

David Mitchell three-and-half-stars

The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898

Evan Thomas four-stars

Under Heaven

Guy Gavriel Kay four-stars

Walks With Men: Fiction

Ann Beattie three-and-half-stars

Work Song

Ivan Doig three-stars

Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

Thomas French three-stars