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History of Wolves
By EMILY FRIDLUND
Posted by Anna Mundow
In Emily Fridlund's novel, the cold of a Minnesota town is more than metaphorical. Review by Anna Mundow.
Lincoln in the Bardo
by Liesl Schillinger
In the first novel from the celebrated author of "Tenth of December," Abraham Lincoln wrestles with grief -- and the fate of the nation hangs in the balance....
By KATIE KITAMURA
Reviewed by Hamilton Cain
In Katie Kitamura's new novel, a woman's uncertain journey to find her missing husband resonates with echoes of Greek myth. Review by Hamilton Cain.
Reviewed by Michelle Dean
In "Outline," Rachel Cusk joined the literary movement that blurs the boundaries between fiction, essay, and memoir. Will her new work take readers even further? Review by Michelle Dean.
The Women Who Mapped Heaven
Essay by Jennifer Carson
Looking at the careers of groundbreaking women in astronomy and the space program, the wonder isn't how they stood out, but how well they fit in. By Jennifer Carson.
Homesick for Another World
By OTESSA MOSHFEGH
Reviewed by Sarah L. Courteau
In her novel "Eileen" and in a new set of short stories, Otessa Moshfegh creates narratives that feel "ike dark rooms in which someone has briefly turned on a light." Review by Sarah L. Courteau.
Best Friends Forever
Essay by Lizzie Skurnick
In the most resonant stories of girls coming of age, writes Lizzie Skurnick, nobody goes it alone.
The Book that Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation
By RANDALL FULLER
Reviewed by Barbara Spindel
When a network of American readers passed around a single copy of Darwin's revolutionary work, they enlisted the book in a cause dear to their hearts. Review by Barbara Spindel.
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
By PETER GODFREY-SMITH
Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson
What is the self? Ask an octopus, suggest Peter Godfrey-Smith. Review by Melissa H. Pierson.
The Gardens of Consolation
By PARISA REZA
Reviewed by Anna Mundow
A novel of Iran in the decades leading to Revolution is both a love story and a political epic. Review by Anna Mundow.
By ARAVIND ADIGA
Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers
The author of "The White Tiger" returns with a novel that looks at contemporary India through the lens of an obsession with sport. Review by Katherine A. Powers....
By ANDRÉ ACIMAN
Reviewed by Mark Athitakis
Andre Aciman's new novel might just be the ultimate refutation of the Bad Sex in Fiction Award. Review by Mark Athitakis.