Literary

The Picture Book

By Jo Baker - Published 2011Published 2012

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LiterarySaga

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ has a considerable following on TV as well-known people delve into family history. Author Jo Baker knows ...Read Review

I, Judas

By James Reich - Published 2011

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Literary

As Taliban fundamentalists dynamited the Bamiyan Buddhas, with this book Reich blows up the Gospels. How can I, Judas possibly be described for ...Read Review

On Canaan’s Side

By Sebastian Barry - Published 2011

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Literary

The narrator of On Canaan’s Side, 89-year-old Lilly Bere, feels herself at the end of her life. She is the midst of ...Read Review

Three Weeks in December

By Audrey Schulman - Published 2012

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AdventureLiteraryThriller

Schulman has written two stories here in alternating chapters; each stands on its own, so good you hate to leave its fully imagined ...Read Review

The Day Before Happiness

By Erri De Luca - By Michael F. Moore (trans.) - Published 2011

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Literary

De Luca’s tale of an orphan boy in Naples after World War II is short but powerful. Our unnamed narrator tells of ...Read Review

The Centaur in the Garden

By Moacyr Scliar - Published 2011

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FantasyLiterary

During the early 19th century, a Jewish family escapes the brutality of the Russian Cossacks by immigrating to a small farming community in ...Read Review

The Prague Cemetery

By Umberto Eco - Published 2011

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Literary

Renowned primarily for his novel The Name of the Rose, the reader approaches a new Eco work of fiction wondering what sort of ...Read Review

Half-Blood Blues

By Esi Edugyan - Published 2011

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Literary

Sid Griffiths is a “dependable” bass player who, with his old neighborhood friend Chip Jones from Baltimore, was part of a jazz band ...Read Review

Waiting for Robert Capa

By Adriana V. Lόpez (trans.) - By Susana Fortes - Published 2011

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Biographical FictionLiterary

Almost everything in this novel violates the rules writers are told to follow. The author uses fragmented sentences, tells a lot more than ...Read Review

The Yellow Emperor’s Cure

By Kunal Basu - Published 2011Published 2012

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Literary

Antonio Maria is the most famous surgeon in Lisbon in the late 1800s. Admired both by colleagues and the ladies of the city, ...Read Review

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