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Amelia Atlas's reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Sun, and N1BR, among others. She blogs about books at www.ameliaatlas.com.

Farther Away

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Farther Away

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The novelist's essays take on the dangers of a networked world -- and the grief and anger left behind after a friend's death.

Sleight

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Sleight

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An atmospheric story of two sisters who engage in a mysterious art form.

River of Smoke

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River of Smoke

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The Opium Wars bring new trials—and fresh adventures—to the cast of characters introduced in the rollicking Sea of Poppies.

The Novels of Heinrich Böll

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The Novels of Heinrich Böll

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Heinrich Böll's novels confront the horror of Germany's past—and its willingness to turn away.

A Posthumous Confession

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A Posthumous Confession

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A Dostoevskian tale ofmurderer, newly translated by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Disgrace.

The Box

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The Box

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In a teasing blend offiction and memoir, the provocative writer turns the camera on the inner livesof his children.

Super Sad True Love Story

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Super Sad True Love Story

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A tale of love's labors in a New York of the near future, from the celebrated comic novelist.

Your Face Tomorrow, Vol. 3: Poison, Shadow, and Farewell

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Your Face Tomorrow, Vol. 3: Poison, Shadow, and Farewell

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An ambitious novel brings urgent suspense to a philosophical question: how we can know what our words really mean?
There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby

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There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby

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A new collection of stories from the Russian author stages 21st-century crises in a dream-haunted world.
Word Upon Word: Reading in a Foreign Language

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Word Upon Word: Reading in a Foreign Language

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A reader sets sail on the high seas of another tongue.
Glover’s Mistake

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Glover’s Mistake

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David Pinner, the caustic, self-absorbed malcontent at the center of Nick Laird’s new novel, is a tough sell...
White Is for Witching

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White Is for Witching

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A malevolent house works its will on a family in this heady gothic tale.