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The Son

By Philipp Meyer - Published 2013

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LiterarySagaWestern

As its page count implies, this is a behemoth of a book. And I devoured it in just a few days. Spanning over ...Read Review

Southern Cross the Dog

By Bill Cheng - Published 2013

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Cheng’s impressive debut is a journey along the back roads of Southern history, at a time—the ‘20s and ‘30s—when it ...Read Review

The Colour of Milk

By Nell Leyshon - Published 2012Published 2013

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“the story begins in the year of eighteen hundred and thirty. the years are of the lord.” And so begins the story of ...Read Review

The Accursed

By Joyce Carol Oates - Published 2013

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LiteraryThriller

Princeton, 1905. President (of the university, not yet the US) Woodrow Wilson works up to apoplexy in his Herculean struggle against the dean of ...Read Review

The Stockholm Octavo

By Karen Engelmann - Published 2012

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The Stockholm Octavo is set in 18th-century Stockholm against the background of the last years of Sweden’s Golden Age and the spread ...Read Review

The Cove

By Ron Rash - Published 2012

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Ron Rash’s new novel has all the elements I particularly enjoy in fiction: the story is set in the North Carolina mountains ...Read Review

The Song of Achilles

By Madeline Miller - Published 2011Published 2012

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AdventureEpicLiterary

Whether you are fascinated by the history and the people of The Iliad, or you’re looking for an achingly good love story, ...Read Review

Restoration

By Olaf Olafsson - Published 2012

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Literary

Restoration looks compassionately at the life of a young English expatriate who, in the decade preceding World War II, impulsively marries a somewhat ...Read Review

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures

By Caroline Preston - Published 2011

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Frankie Pratt’s mother gives her a scrapbook as a high school graduation gift. She finds her late father’s typewriter in the ...Read Review

The Sisters Brothers

By Patrick deWitt - Published 2011

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LiteraryWestern

Speaking as someone who won’t read Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove because it’s a Western, won’t see the evidently delicious ...Read Review