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  • FICTION

    WHAT'S MINE AND YOURS

    MARCH 2, 2021

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    EARLY MORNING RISER

    APRIL 13, 2021

FICTION

EARLY MORNING RISER

by Katherine Heiny

A heartwarming novel with a small-town vibe that sparkles like wine sipped with friends under backyard fairy lights. Full review >

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    INTIMACIES

    JULY 20, 2021

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INTIMACIES

by Katie Kitamura

This psychological tone poem is a barbed and splendid meditation on peril. Full review >

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    THE GREAT MISTAKE

    JUNE 15, 2021

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THE GREAT MISTAKE

by Jonathan Lee

A highly satisfying mix of mystery and character portrait, revealing the constrained heart beneath the public carapace. Full review >

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    THE BLIZZARD PARTY

    FEB. 23, 2021

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THE BLIZZARD PARTY

by Jack Livings

An exuberant, everything-and-the-kitchen-sink pleasure. Full review >

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    LEAN FALL STAND

    SEPT. 21, 2021

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

LEAN FALL STAND

by Jon McGregor

Lyrical and terse, funny and tragic—a marvelous addition to the McGregor canon. Full review >

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    THE LIFE OF THE MIND

    MARCH 2, 2021

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THE LIFE OF THE MIND

by Christine Smallwood

A Lucky Jim for the millennial woman; blistering, darkly comic, and splendidly written. Full review >

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    THE BLACKMAILER'S GUIDE TO LOVE

    MAY 25, 2021

FICTION

THE BLACKMAILER'S GUIDE TO LOVE

by Marian Thurm

Beautifully written, both sharp and bighearted, funny and true. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    I LOVE YOU BUT I'VE CHOSEN DARKNESS

    OCT. 5, 2021

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