Our July/August 2012 issue is now available!


  • Novels on Politics
  • Carlos Fuentes, Book by Book
  • Dystopian Fiction
  • Awards, Reader Picks, Book Group, more
  • Comprehensive New Books Guide: Almost 50 New Books Reviewed!

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Book Author Rating

Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel four-stars


Richard Ford four-stars

Carry the One

Carol Anshaw four-stars


Kathryn Harrison four-stars

Half-Blood Blues

Esi Edugyan four-stars


Toni Morrison three-and-half-stars

In One Person

John Irving three-and-half-stars

Sacre Bleu

Christopher Moore four-stars

Schmidt Steps Back

Louis Begley three-and-half-stars

The Beginner's Goodbye

Anne Tyler three-stars

The Cove

Ron Rash four-stars

The Lifeboat

Charlotte Rogan four-stars

The Newlyweds

Nell Freudenberger three-and-half-stars

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack

Mark Leyner three-and-half-stars

The Vanishers

Heidi Julavits three-and-half-stars

Truth Like the Sun

Jim Lynch three-and-half-stars

Wish You Were Here

Graham Swift four-stars