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  • Awards, Book Group, more
  • Comprehensive New Books Guide: Almost 50 New Books Reviewed!

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Book Author Rating

A Lonely Death: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

Charles Todd four-stars

A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth

Louis Auchincloss three-stars

An Object of Beauty: A Novel

Steve Martin three-and-half-stars

And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris

Alan Riding four-stars


Jean-Christophe Valtat four-stars

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Amy Chua

Amy Chua three-and-half-stars

Bird Cloud: A Memoir

Annie Proulx three-stars

Caribou Island: A Novel

David Vann three-and-half-stars

Chalcot Crescent

Fay Weldon three-stars

Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel

Susan Vreeland three-and-half-stars

Cocaine's Son: A Memoir

Dave Itzkoff three-stars

Colonel Roosevelt

Edmund Morris four-stars

Compass Rose

John Casey four-stars

Destiny and Desire: A Novel

Carlos Fuentes three-and-half-stars

Frank: The Voice

James Kaplan three-and-half-stars

Gryphon: New and Selected Stories

Charles Baxter three-and-half-stars

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Michael Korda four-stars

Hollywood Hills: A Novel

Joseph Wambaugh four-stars

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

Mike Brown three-and-half-stars

J. D. Salinger: A Life

Kenneth Slawenski three-and-half-stars


Tricia Sullivan three-and-half-stars

Listen to This

Alex Ross four-stars

Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography

Susan Cheever three-stars

Pictures of You

Caroline Leavitt four-stars

Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

Claire Dederer four-stars

Surface Detail

Iain M. Banks four-stars

The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality

Richard Panek three-and-half-stars

The Border Lords

T. Jefferson Parker four-stars

The Broken Kingdoms

N.K. Jemisin four-stars

The Empty Family: Stories

Colm Tóibín three-and-half-stars

The Hard Way Around: The Passages of Joshua Slocum

Geoffrey Wolff three-and-half-stars

The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

Douglas Starr four-stars

The Killing of Crazy Horse

Thomas Powers four-stars

The Lake of Dreams: A Novel

Kim Edwards two-and-half-stars

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

Walter Mosley three-and-half-stars

The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe

Andrew O'Hagan three-and-half-stars

The Memory Chalet

Tony Judt four-stars

The New Yorker Stories

Ann Beattie three-and-half-stars

The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear

Seth Mnookin four-stars

The Passages of H. M.: A Novel of Herman Melville

Jay Parini three-stars

The Radleys: A Novel

Matt Haig three-and-half-stars

The Red Garden

Alice Hoffman four-stars

The Sentry

Robert Crais four-stars

The Sherlockian

Graham Moore three-and-half-stars

Three Seconds

Anders Roslund four-stars