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Book Author Rating

A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Louise Penny four-stars

All Clear

Connie Willis four-stars

All the Time in the World: New and Selected Stories

E.L. Doctorow three-and-half-stars

Beauty Queens

Libba Bray four-stars

Bent Road

Lori Roy four-stars

Blink & Caution

Tim Wynne-Jones three-and-half-stars

Caleb's Crossing: A Novel

Geraldine Brooks three-and-half-stars


Lois McMaster Bujold three-and-half-stars


Veronica Roth three-stars

Elizabeth I: A Novel

Margaret George three-stars


China MiƩville four-stars

Field Gray

Philip Kerr three-and-half-stars

Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

Philip Connors three-and-half-stars

Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

Joseph Lelyveld four-stars

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

Erik Larson four-stars

Lee Krasner: A Biography

Gail Levin four-stars

Lord of Misrule

Jaimy Gordon four-stars

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Manning Marable four-stars

No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf

Carolyn Burke three-and-half-stars

On China

Henry Kissinger three-and-half-stars

One of Our Thursdays Is Missing: A Novel

Jasper Fforde three-and-half-stars

Open City: A Novel

Teju Cole three-and-half-stars


Lili Wilkinson four-stars

Please Look After Mom

Kyung-Sook Shin four-stars

Reading My Father: A Memoir

Alexandra Styron three-and-half-stars

Say Her Name: A Novel

Francisco Goldman four-stars

Spiral: A Novel

Paul McEuen three-and-half-stars

Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff

James B. Stewart three-and-half-stars

The Color of Night

Madison Smartt Bell three-and-half-stars

The Complaints

Ian Rankin three-and-half-stars

The Dragon's Path

Daniel Abraham four-stars

The Eichmann Trial

Deborah E. Lipstadt three-and-half-stars

The Fifth Witness

Michael Connelly four-stars

The Free World: A Novel

David Bezmozgis three-and-half-stars

The Great Night: A Novel

Chris Adrian three-and-half-stars

The Informant: An Otto Penzler Book

Thomas Perry four-stars

The Love of My Youth: A Novel

Mary Gordon three-stars

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

Francis Fukuyama four-stars

The Pale King

David Foster Wallace three-and-half-stars

The Snowman

Jo Nesbo four-stars

The Tragedy of Arthur: A Novel

Arthur Phillips four-stars

The Trinity Six

Charles Cumming four-stars

The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie

Wendy McClure three-and-half-stars

Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart

Stefan Kanfer three-stars

What Happened to Goodbye

Sarah Dessen four-stars

You Think That's Bad: Stories

Jim Shepard four-stars

You Think That's Bad: Stories

Jim Shepard four-stars