Reviews of the best new books, and previews of dozens of books publishing soon

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  • I Am Livia
    Phyllis T. Smith
    Published 4/1/14

    Rome's maligned and adored first empress tells her own story. At the tender age of fourteen, Livia ...
  • In Praise of Hatred
    Khaled Khalifa
    Published 4/8/14

    In 1980s Syria, a young Muslim girl lives a secluded life behind the veil in the vast and ...
  • The Venetian Bargain
    Marina Fiorato
    Published 4/8/14

    Venice, 1576. Five years after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto, a ship ...

Publishing Soon

  • A Paris Apartment
    Michelle Gable
    Published 4/22/14

    Where The Paris Wife meets Moulin Rouge, A Paris Apartment is a rich and colorful debut painted ...
  • You Are Not Special
    Jr., David McCullough
    Published 4/22/14

    A profound expansion of David McCullough, Jr.'s popular commencement speech—a call to arms ...
  • Struck by Genius
    Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg
    Published 4/22/14

    No one sees the world as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, ...

Featured This Week

  • Mimi Malloy, At Last!
    Julia MacDonnell
    Published 4/8/14

    Mimi Malloy, At Last! is an unforgettable novel, alive with humor, unexpected romance, and the magic...
  • Frog Music
    Emma Donoghue
    Published 4/1/14

    Emma Donoghue digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime in a lyrical tale of love and bloodshed ...
  • Hyde
    Daniel Levine
    Published 3/18/14

    A reimagining of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from the monster's perspective, ...

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New in Hardcover

  • The Ten Thousand Things
    John Spurling
    Published 4/10/14

    A novel of fated meetings, grand battles, and riveting drama, and in its seamless fusion of the epic...
  • Noggin
    John C. Whaley
    Published 4/8/14

    Travis Coates has a good head…on someone else's shoulders. A touching, hilarious, and ...
  • Mimi Malloy, At Last!
    Julia MacDonnell
    Published 4/8/14

    Mimi Malloy, At Last! is an unforgettable novel, alive with humor, unexpected romance, and the magic...

New in Paperback

  • The Riddle of the Labyrinth
    Margalit Fox
    Published 4/15/14

    The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code tells one of the most intriguing ...
  • Visitation Street
    Ivy Pochoda
    Published 4/15/14

    A riveting literary mystery set against the rough-hewn backdrop of the New York waterfront in Red ...
  • Happier Endings
    Erica Brown
    Published 4/15/14

    A wise and affirming meditation on living fully and preparing for death, written by a highly ...

Top Recommendations for Book Clubs

  • The Fever Tree
    Jennifer McVeigh
    Published 2/4/14

    The Fever Tree is a compelling portrait of colonial South Africa, its raw beauty and deprivation ...
  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
    Anthony Marra
    Published 2/4/14

    A brilliant debut novel that brings to life an abandoned hospital where a tough-minded doctor ...
  • Above All Things
    Tanis Rideout
    Published 2/4/14

    "Tell me the story of Everest," she said, a fervent smile sweeping across her face, creasing the ...

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