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13 Books To Read Before They’re Movies

  • NONFICTION

    DOPESICK

    AUG. 7, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

DOPESICK

by Beth Macy

An urgent, eye-opening look at a problem that promises to grow much worse in the face of inaction and indifference. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DUNE

    OCT. 15, 1965

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

DUNE

by Frank Herbert

With its bug-eyed monsters, one might think Dune was written thirty years ago; it has a fantastically complex schemata and... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE TENDER BAR

    SEPT. 7, 2005

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE TENDER BAR

by J.R. Moehringer

A straight-up account of masculinity, maturity and memory that leaves a smile on the face and an ache in the heart. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MOTHERING SUNDAY

    APRIL 19, 2016

FICTION

MOTHERING SUNDAY

by Graham Swift

Swift has fun with language, with class conventions, and with narrative expectations in a novel where nothing is as simple... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON

    JAN. 14, 2020

CHILDREN'S

FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON

by Janae Marks

An extraordinary, timely, must-read debut about love, family, friendship, and justice. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ANIMAL

    JUNE 8, 2021

FICTION

ANIMAL

by Lisa Taddeo

As full of sensuality, amorality, and drama as its riveting narrator. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WHITE NOISE

    JAN. 1, 1984

FICTION

WHITE NOISE

by Don DeLillo

DeLillo turns a TV-movie disaster scenario into a new Book of Revelations in these pages: a very disturbing, very impressive... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HANA KHAN CARRIES ON

    APRIL 13, 2021

FICTION

HANA KHAN CARRIES ON

by Uzma Jalaluddin

A delicious treat filled with South Asian fervor and Canadian heart. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BAD MONKEY

    JUNE 12, 2013

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

BAD MONKEY

by Carl Hiaasen

Not as funny as Hiaasen’s best (Star Island, 2010, etc.), with a title character more vicious than amusing, but still the... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

    APRIL 18, 2017

HISTORY

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

by David Grann

Dogged original research and superb narrative skills come together in this gripping account of pitiless evil. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE ALCHEMIST

    JULY 1, 1993

FICTION

THE ALCHEMIST

by Paulo Coelho & translated by Margaret Jull Costa

Coelho's placebo has racked up impressive sales in Brazil and Europe. Americans should flock to it like gulls. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HAMNET

    JULY 21, 2020

FICTION

HAMNET

by Maggie O'Farrell

A gripping drama of the conflict between love and destiny. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE IDEA OF YOU

    JUNE 13, 2017

FICTION

THE IDEA OF YOU

by Robinne Lee

A fascinating, thought-provoking, genre-bending romantic read. Full review >

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