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Book Author Rating

Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong

Raymond Bonner four-stars


Nick Harkaway four-stars


Lauren Groff four-stars

Arctic Rising

Tobias S. Buckell four-stars

At Last: A Novel

Edward St. Aubyn four-stars

Available Dark: A Crime Novel

Elizabeth Hand three-and-half-stars

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

Katherine Boo four-and-half-stars

Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing

Jim Yardley four-stars

Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America

Christopher Bram three-stars

Girlchild: A Novel

Tupelo Hassman three-and-half-stars

God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

Cullen Murphy three-and-half-stars

Gods Without Men

Hari Kunzru four-stars

History of a Pleasure Seeker

Richard Mason four-stars

Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel

Shalom Auslander four-stars

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East

Anthony Shadid four-stars

Iago: A Novel

David Snodin two-stars

Imagine: How Creativity Works

Jonah Lehrer four-stars

Jack Holmes and His Friend: A Novel

Edmund White three-and-half-stars

Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats

Roger Rosenblatt four-stars

Raylan: A Novel

Elmore Leonard three-and-half-stars

Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

Alain de Botton three-stars

Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty

John M. Barry four-stars


Lissa Price three-and-half-stars

Stay with Me: A Novel

Sandra Rodriguez Barron four-stars

The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table

Tracie McMillan three-stars

The Chalk Girl

Carol O'Connell three-and-half-stars

The Disenchantments

Nina LaCour four-stars

The Fear Index

Robert Harris four-stars

The Flame Alphabet

Ben Marcus two-and-half-stars

The Flight of Gemma Hardy: A Novel

Margot Livesey three-and-half-stars

The Last Holiday

Gil Scott-Heron three-stars

The Lifespan of a Fact

John D'Agata three-and-half-stars

The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography

John Matteson four-stars

The Mirage: A Novel

Matt Ruff three-and-half-stars

The Quality of Mercy: A Novel

Barry Unsworth four-stars

The Snow Child: A Novel

Eowyn Ivey three-and-half-stars

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Jennifer E. Smith four-stars

The Street Sweeper

Elliot Perlman two-and-half-stars

Thinking the Twentieth Century

Tony Judt four-stars

Throne of the Crescent Moon

Saladin Ahmed four-stars

Vulture Peak

John Burdett four-stars

Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui

Deborah Scroggins four-stars

Watergate: A Novel

Thomas Mallon three-and-half-stars

What It Was

George Pelecanos four-stars

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories

Nathan Englander four-stars

Wild Thing: A Novel

Josh Bazell three-and-half-stars

Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room

Geoff Dyer three-and-half-stars