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A Mad Desire to Dance

Elie Wiesel three-stars

A. Lincoln: A Biography

Ronald C. White Jr. four-stars


Bernard Cornwell three-and-half-stars

All the Colors of Darkness

Peter Robinson three-and-half-stars


Tim Davys three-and-half-stars

American Rust

Philipp Meyer three-and-half-stars

Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life

Adam Gopnik three-and-half-stars

Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals

Temple Grandin four-stars

Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals

Catherine Johnson four-stars

Banquet at Delmonico's: Great Minds, the Gilded Age, and the Triumph of Evolution in America

Barry Werth three-and-half-stars

Blonde Roots

Bernardine Evaristo four-stars


Yu Hua three-and-half-stars

Cheever: A Life

Blake Bailey three-and-half-stars

Cutting for Stone

Abraham Verghese four-stars

Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution

Adrain Desmond four-stars

Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution

James Moore four-stars

Dream House

Valerie Laken three-and-half-stars


Dan Simmons three-and-half-stars

Elsewhere, U.S.A.: How We Got From the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society ...

Dalton Conley three-stars

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Alison Goodman four-stars

Fatal Lies

Frank Tallis four-stars

Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor

Brad Gooch three-and-half-stars

Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde

Jeff Guinn four-stars

Handle with Care

Jodi Picoult three-and-half-stars

Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme

Tracy Daugherty four-stars

How to Live: A Search for Wisdom From Old People

Henry Alford three-stars

How We Decide

Jonah Lehrer three-and-half-stars

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Daniyal Mueenuddin four-stars


Greg Egan three-and-half-stars

Life Sentences

Laura Lippman three-and-half-stars

Little Bee

Chris Cleave four-stars

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

Liaquat Ahamed three-and-half-stars

Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans

Dan Baum four-stars

Our Life in Gardens

Wayne Winterrowd four-stars

Pictures at an Exhibition

Sara Houghteling three-and-half-stars

Sing Them Home

Stephanie Kallos three-and-half-stars

Spade and Archer: The Prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon

Joe Gores three-and-half-stars

The Believers

Zoe Heller three-and-half-stars

The Book of Night Women

Marlon James four-stars

The Caryatids

Bruce Sterling three-and-half-stars

The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008

Thomas E. Ricks four-stars

The Housekeeper and the Professor

Yoko Ogawa four-stars

The Kindly Ones

Jonathan Littell one-star

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

David Grann four-stars

The Rules of the Game

Leonard Downie Jr. four-stars

The Secret Scripture

Sebastian Barry four-stars

The Vagrants

Yiyun Li four-stars

The Way Through Doors

Jesse Ball four-stars

The Women

T. C. Boyle three-and-half-stars