There are a few baggy sections – it’s not as focused as The Round House, it meanders more – but it is still a book of beauty, a hymn to people’s ability to forgive.

Guardian

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Apr 18 2017

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Pace is right about one thing: The book is a “message of love” from a former president to the troops.

NY Times

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Apr 17 2017

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By the end, it’s as if Baldwin were wrestling with just what Nevertheless was supposed to be (besides an excuse to cash a cheque). If he had fought more with himself, and less with everyone else, then Alec Baldwin might have penned a memoir for the ages. Let’s call it a draw.

Globe and Mail

Rating Below average

Reviewed on Apr 13 2017

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That dichotomy between brooding schemer and extroverted leader has long defined the Nixon dynamic. But with The Life, Farrell has etched those history-shaking contradictions into the most vivid — and the most startling — relief to date.

NPR

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Reviewed on Apr 12 2017

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The physician-turned-journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal offers a very different answer in her eye-opening “An American Sickness.”...Where Rosenthal’s account falls short is in explaining why this deeply broken system persists.

NY Times

Rating Below average

Reviewed on Apr 04 2017

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Beautiful production makes this a book to keep, treasure and read again, and the end pages are a call to arms: space for readers to write their own story and draw their own portrait.

Guardian

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 04 2017

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We hear only whining: for all the pyrotechnics, Kunzru has primed us – from his title onwards – to see Seth’s story as nothing other than a matter of black and white.

Guardian

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Reviewed on Apr 03 2017

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I wanted them to pull this off, I wanted happy and better than that, I got hope as well. Watching the – three dimensional – people in their lives stand behind them when it counts was a cherry on the top.

Dear Author

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 03 2017

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...like Dubuffet's painting, the more you look, the more you see, and the harder it is to speak of what you see to someone who isn't also looking.

NPR

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Apr 02 2017

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She’s still devoted to Gallaghers, though, so even though she and Carter exchange “I love you’s” I’m not seeing a bright future. C- and it’s Carter who raises the grade to that.

Dear Author

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Reviewed on Apr 02 2017

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Fiddling with words, as if playing with them were all that mattered, her characters draw time to a standstill – then they stop, suddenly, blinking and thrilled. It’s beautiful, the way they get lost.

Guardian

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 01 2017

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...it is fascinating, all of it. Because McDonald has made a world that is ruthless in its consistency and living, breathing reality, and then made characters who are not just living in it, but wholly and fully of it.

NPR

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 01 2017

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American War is Omar El Akkad's first novel and it is masterful. Both the story and the writing are lucid, succinct, powerful and persuasive.

Globe and Mail

Rating Good

Reviewed on Mar 31 2017

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So “This Fight Is Our Fight” is a smart, tough-minded book. But is it an effective blueprint for progressive political revival? The evidence suggests that it’s incomplete.

NY Times

Rating Below average

Reviewed on Apr 18 2017

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Operatic in its reach, this is still essentially a tough crime procedural, with courtroom drama that is far more blistering than the John Grisham variety. Mississippi Blood is Southern Gothic delivered in the most incarnadine of hues.

Financial Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 13 2017

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His tone of voice is readily identifiable. It’s the careful expository tone of a tale told to children, of a good, scary story that will keep them listening. I can see how this could get irritating, but it is at the heart of his technique and success.

Guardian

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Apr 12 2017

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Berry’s fans will love his latest endeavor as he brings more detail into Malone’s past and how he came to be known as Cotton. The villains are a bit over the top, and their ultimate goal is somewhat confusing, but it doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

Washington Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 04 2017

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As distracting as these flights of floweriness can be, Foxlowe stays mostly on track. It's an unrelentingly eerie meditation on groupthink, societal taboos, parentage, and how the comparative morality of modern life can be taken to savage extremes.

NPR

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Reviewed on Apr 04 2017

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This book is haunting; it is smart and engaging. It was so engrossing that I read it in a day. But it’s also a deeply uneven book whose power in some moments only illuminates the absence of this force elsewhere.

NY Times

Rating Below average

Reviewed on Apr 03 2017

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Whether he was brawling on the field or hosting his own television variety show, Leo Durocher was a modern culture shaper, and Paul Dickson tells this complicated story with verve, sympathy and a keen eye.

Washington Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 03 2017

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It’s a compassionate, insightful novel, as rich thematically as it is narratively compelling. Through the characters of both Scott Burroughs and Bill Milligan – an outspoken news anchor who was also on the plane – Hawley explores the discord between fame and reality...

Guardian

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 02 2017

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Jerome Loving’s “Jack and Norman” is a book about the two books and the relationship between the two authors...This is certainly a lot of ground to cover in one book, but Mr. Loving largely succeeds.

Washington Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 02 2017

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Despite this, Ms Fine’s is a provocative and often fascinating book. Armed with an array of studies on everything from rats to humans, she shows that adaptive traits can take different forms depending on the circumstances, and nothing is fixed.

The Economist

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Apr 01 2017

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Arimah, who lives in Minneapolis, is a skillful storyteller who can render entire relationships with just a few lines of dialogue.

Star Tribune

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 01 2017

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A characteristically lucid but impassioned account of the power of ideas to change the way we see the world.

Guardian

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Reviewed on Mar 31 2017

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Carroll’s writing is most evocative when she describes, with a heartbreaking mixture of tenderness and disappointment, the moments of intimate connection between her and her father, her struggle to enjoy spending time with him...

NY Times

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Reviewed on Mar 31 2017

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