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- 28 May 2013
'The Son' by Philipp Meyer
The Son is an epic story of power and dynasty in Texas over 150 years—and it's a modern classic.
- 4 June 2013
'Trans-Atlantic' by Colum McCann
This latest novel goes from 1849 to 1918 to 1998 and explores the relationship between America and Ireland, slavery and freedom and war and peace.
'Big Brother' by Lionel Shriver
Inspired in part by Shriver's own relationship with her brother, who died of complications from diabetes and obesity in 2010, this is an unflinching look at the toll of obesity on family relationships.
'Sparta' by Roxana Robinson
Robinson takes on the issue of soldiers returning to the home front. Conrad enlisted after college, served his time without major incident, and comes home to his girlfriend and family. But he is unable to ease back into everyday life—and his bitterness turns into anger that might have serious consequences.
- 11 June 2013
'The Engagements' by J. Courtney Sullivan
In her third novel, Sullivan looks at the idea of marriage and how it has changed—or not—over the decades, tying her story in to the 1940s De Beers ad campaign that made the diamond engagement ring a touchstone of American culture.
- 18 June 2013
'The Ocean at the End of the Lane' by Neil Gaiman
This new modern fable—which, at 192 pages, is more of a novella—tells the story of a man who returns to his native English village and suddenly realizes the cost of the horrible evil he fought as a child, with the help of Lettie Hempstock and her extraordinary mother and grandmother.
- 25 June 2013
'The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells' by Andrew Sean Greer
Greta Wells experiences three alternate lives during a therapy session, all with different secrets and losses, pain and happiness. Which one will she ultimately choose?
'Sisterland' by Curtis Sittenfeld
Sittenfeld returns with the story of twin sisters: Vi, a professed psychic, and Kate, a wife and mother in denial of her talents. When Vi predicts a devastating earthquake is around the corner, Kate must decide whether to support her sister and out herself for the potential good of the community, or continue to ignore her own instincts.
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Tag Archives: fiction
Game Control by Lionel Shriver HarperPerennial • $13.95 • July 3, 2007 (originally published 1994) Getting through Lionel Shriver’s backlist is taking more time than it normally does when I discover an author I like (I picked up Kevin, my first Shriver, in … Continue reading
Book trailers have come a long way—as we’ve seen with the videos we highlight every week on Trailer Tuesday—but sometimes the simplest route is the best. In this video from Penguin, John le Carré reads an excerpt from his latest … Continue reading
Pat Conroy announced the National Book Award Finalists today at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home in Savannah, Georgia. There are certainly some surprises on the list—small press representation; an absence of Jonathan Franzen; the presence of rocker Patti Smith—along with … Continue reading
Another surprise prizewinner for the 2010 season: Howard Jacobson nabs the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question, just published today in the U.S. Betting on the prize in the U.K. had to be closed early after they got a … Continue reading
My spring reading list keeps getting longer and longer . . . and I like it that way! One of the best short story collections of the decade, David Bezmozgis‘ Natasha “packs a devastating wallop as it describes what it … Continue reading
The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly Pamela Dorman • $26.95 • ISBN 9780670022403 On sale January 10, 2011 January and February are usually big months for releasing debut novels, and this year is no exception. One of the most anticipated … Continue reading
Kevin Brockmeier is something of a writer’s writer—his two adult novels and two short story collections have generated a lot of critical buzz and solid sales, but despite being deemed one of the best young American novelists by Granta in … Continue reading
In case you missed it yesterday–a second trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I has been released. The movies just keep getting better; does this new glimpse have you looking forward to November 19?
I admit, I let out a gasp when I came across the catalog listing for The Uncoupling (Riverhead) by Meg Wolitzer. Her 2008 novel The Ten-Year Nap was one of my favorites of the year [read our interview here]; that was … Continue reading
The beginning of the year is the perfect time for publishers to introduce new faces, and two February debuts are already building up some buzz. Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (Feb. 17, 2011; Amy Einhorn Books): Three sisters named for … Continue reading
Here’s one item we can guarantee will be found under many readers’ trees this holiday season: a boxed set of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. Packaged in a slipcase, the three books include maps and beautifully designed endpapers. The set also … Continue reading