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REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Enchanting Devices: Stuart Dybek’s Short Fiction

Enchanting Devices: Stuart Dybek’s Short Fiction

“We were working late on the time machine in the little makeshift lab upstairs.” That’s the opening of the title story of Stuart Dybek’s new collection, Paper Lantern, and don’t you want to keep going? Since launching his career with […]

Posted by × July 7, 2014 ×

A READING LIFE

In the Wolf’s Mouth

In the Wolf’s Mouth

By ADAM FOULDS

Though not especially well known in this country, Adam Foulds has become so covered with British honors and awards — best young this and that, winner of various, shortlisted all over the place — it is a wonder he can […]

Posted by × July 3, 2014 ×

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I’m Gone

I’m Gone

By JEAN ECHENOZ

During the second half of the twentieth century, it was not unusual for Parisian artists and intellectuals — in France, these distinctions blur — to speak about their hometown with feelings of ambivalence shading towards contempt. Films like Playtime (1967) […]

Posted by × July 3, 2014 ×

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I’ll Be Right There

I’ll Be Right There

By KYUNG-SOOK SHIN

The author of Please Look After Mom turns to South Korea’s turbulent 1980s in her new novel.

Posted by × June 26, 2014 ×

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The Fever

The Fever

Megan Abbott took her genius for modern noir to the cheerleading squad with Dare Me, but her latest novel ventures into even more psychologically compelling territory, as a mysterious wave of seizures among teenage girls sweeps through an unsuspecting town.

Posted by × June 19, 2014 ×

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The Last Magazine

The Last Magazine

This posthumous novel from award-winning journalist Michael Hastings is poignant evidence of a great fiction career cut off by his untimely death.  A scathing, funny, rollicking look at the end of an era for print reporters, drawing on the author’s own improbable adventures in the field.

Posted by × June 18, 2014 ×

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Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret

Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret

When U.S.S.R forces arrive to build monuments on Angola’s beaches, the locals (including Dr. KnockKnock, a ghost, and a pet alligator) rush to save their grandmothers’ waterfront homes. Mononymous author Ondjaki delivers playful magical realism with delightful defiance.

Posted by × June 16, 2014 ×

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What is Visible

What is Visible

A novel narrated by Laura Bridgman, the first documented blind and deaf person to learn language, contains exceptionally lyrical prose from author Kimberly Elkins, and winning cameos from Bridgman’s true-life cohorts Charles Dickens and Helen Keller.

Posted by × June 16, 2014 ×

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Fortunes of War: The Levant Trilogy

Fortunes of War: The Levant Trilogy

Discover why Anthony Burgess called Olivia Manning’s expansive novel of a young ex-pat couple evading the Nazi Party “The finest fictional record of the war produced by a British writer.” A surprising – often poignantly joyful – look at Europe’s last pre-WWII hurrahs.

Posted by × June 16, 2014 ×

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The Book of Unknown Americans

The Book of Unknown Americans

By CRISTINA HENRÍQUEZ

Crossing the U.S.-Mexican border with a family living in the Land of Opportunity’s shadows.

Posted by × June 16, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Little Deaths: Walter Mosley on Pornography and Fiction

Little Deaths: Walter Mosley on Pornography and Fiction

The author of the beloved Easy Rawlins series on patrolling a bold new beat: the adult film industry.

Posted by × June 11, 2014 ×

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Midnight in Europe

Midnight in Europe

Hemingway meets Le Carre as an eclectic array of freedom fighters try to outwit Fascists in the heat of the Spanish Civil War. Espionage virtuoso Alan Furst winds up the suspense in his taut, intercontinental spy story.

Posted by × June 11, 2014 ×

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A Replacement Life

A Replacement Life

A journalist takes up a dangerous assignment: forging the coveted documents which secure Holocaust reparations for Jewish-Americans. Debuting novelist Boris Fishman places caustic humor on South Brooklyn tongues in this fearlessly sharp Discover Great New Writers selection.

Posted by × June 11, 2014 ×

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Adam

Adam

When a shy high schooler crashes with his Brooklynite sister over one summer, he finds the unexpected love of his life: a red-headed, transgendered beauty named Gillian. Comic artist Ariel Schrag’s debut novel triumphs in coupling evergreen youthful amour  with a unique and compassionate perspective.

Posted by × June 10, 2014 ×

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Klaus Klump: A Man

Klaus Klump: A Man

A foolish-but-fiercely competitive Portuguese publisher seeks fame and fortune during the breakout of a wild (downright absurdist) war in Goncalo Alvares’ offbeat character study, a pastiche recalling the heights of Roberto Bolano and Pier Paolo Pasolini. 

Posted by × June 10, 2014 ×