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A Case of Exploding Mangoes

Mohammed Hanif three-stars

A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain

Christopher Benfey four-stars

A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling: An Essay in Five Parts

V. S. Naipaul three-stars

America America

Ethan Canin three-and-half-stars

American Nerd: The Story of My People

Benjamin Nugent three-and-half-stars

An Autumn War

Daniel Abraham four-stars

Apples and Oranges: My Brother and Me, Lost and Found

Marie Brenner four-stars

Beijing Coma

Ma Jian four-stars

Books: A Memoir

Larry McMurtry three-stars


Tim Winton four-stars

Bright Shiny Morning

James Frey two-and-half-stars

Chasing Darkness

Robert Crais four-stars

City of Thieves

David Benioff four-stars


Roxana Robinson four-stars

Dear American Airlines

Jonathan Miles four-stars

Devil May Care: The New James Bond Novel

Sebastian Faulks two-and-half-stars


Jay Lake four-stars

Finding Nouf

Zoe Ferraris four-stars

Killing Rommel

Steven Pressfield four-stars

More Than It Hurts You

Darin Strauss three-and-half-stars

Moscow Rules

Daniel Silva four-stars

Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West

Deanne Stillman three-and-half-stars

One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

Michael Dobbs four-stars

Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China

Philip P. Pan four-stars

Palace Council

Stephen L. Carter two-and-half-stars

Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science

Richard Preston three-and-half-stars

Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World

David Maraniss three-and-half-stars

Rules of Deception

Christopher Reich three-and-half-stars

Say You're One of Them

Uwem Akpan four-stars


Chuck Palahniuk two-and-half-stars

Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

James Lee Burke three-and-half-stars

Telex from Cuba

Rachel Kushner four-stars

The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine

Benjamin Wallace four-stars

The Condition

Jennifer Haigh three-and-half-stars

The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars

Andrew X. Pham four-stars

The Enchantress of Florence

Salman Rushdie three-stars

The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century

Edward Dolnick four-stars

The Garden of Last Days

Andre Dubus III three-stars

The Gift of Rain

Tan Twan Eng four-stars

The Girl with No Shadow

Joanne Harris three-and-half-stars

The Legal Limit

Martin Clark four-stars

The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage

Daniel Mark Epstein three-stars

The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom

Simon Winchester four-stars

The Spies of Warsaw

Alan Furst four-stars

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

David Wroblewski four-and-half-stars


Peter David four-stars

We Are Now Beginning Our Descent

James Meek three-stars

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

David Sedaris three-and-half-stars

While They Slept: An Inquiry Into the Murder of a Family

Kathryn Harrison three-stars