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June 24, 2009 Don't expect to read any recipes in Jason Sheehan's memoir of his time as a line cook — you'd probably rather not know what goes into these dishes.
June 24, 2009 Hunter S. Thompson, the original gonzo journalist, reveals himself to be an artisan reporter, not a hack, in this collection of interviews.
June 24, 2009 In this stimulating book, Oxford professor Margaret MacMillan exposes politicized manipulations of history and argues for the necessity of accurate understandings of the past.
June 24, 2009 With a superbly woven narrative, this history examines the unexpected connections between science and Romanticism.
June 24, 2009 Richard Rayner's nonfiction account of Los Angeles in the 1920s demonstrates the truth behind the noir.
May 26, 2009 New Zealand writer Bernard Beckett's slim yet satisfyingly cerebral novella is set at some point in the future, on an island nation that seals itself off from the outside world to survive a mysterious plag
June 19, 2009 Paulette Jiles crafts a novel from the scraps of a real historical life, evoking the clashes between settlers and American Indians in the years following the Civil War in powerful, moving prose.
June 19, 2009 This debut novel suggests that spectacularly clever plotting is hereditary--the author, Nick Harkaway, is the son of suspense master John Le Carre.
May 26, 2009 In S. J. Bolton's Awakening, someone in a quaint English village is stashing poisonous snakes in closets, beds and even a baby's crib.
May 26, 2009 While ripping up old carpet in a Washington, D.C. rowhouse that's being remodeled and "flipped" by a real estate agent, two workmen discover an Adidas bag stuffed with thousands of dollars' worth of cash in George Pelecanos' newest novel.
January 6, 2009 Jayne Anne Phillips' new novel Lark & Termite, which came along in darkest January, is a dense, sharply rhythmical work of fractured narrative about a nearly fractured West Virginia family.
June 19, 2009 Originally published in 1988, Muriel Spark's novel leads the reader satirically through literary London society, with a lovably droll narrator as guide.
June 19, 2009 This teen novel, with its irresistibly charming narrator, is perfect for 12- to 15-year-old girls looking for a relationship novel with a spine and some bite.
June 11, 2009 Kao Kalia Yang's memoir is both a family chronicle and a history of the Hmong people.
June 11, 2009 Whether you love to cook or not, you will be charmed by The School of Essential Ingredients. You need to be warned, though... you will want to eat your way through it.
June 11, 2009 Jane Hamilton's constantly entertaining novel centers around a Midwestern couple who become involved with a radio star.
May 23, 2008 Irina Reyn's deft debut novel dusts off Tolstoy's great 19th-century romantic heroine and re-imagines her as a complex — yet still dreamy-eyed — modern woman of today.
October 16, 2008 Matthew Quick's heart-warming, humorous and soul-satisfying first novel opens as 30-year-old Pat Peoples, a former high school history teacher, is being sprung from a Baltimore mental institution.
June 11, 2009 Set in Japan, Oh! follows a young man's search for the experience of mono no aware — "the beauty of sad things."
June 11, 2009 Composed of brief, enigmatic prose poems inventively organized, Mirrors ambitiously strives to paint a history of the whole world.
June 11, 2009 Kevin Wilson's stories combine keen explorations of love, family and absence with a slight sense of the absurd.
June 11, 2009 Without an excess of sentimentality, this novel updates and explores the changeling myth.
June 11, 2009 Iain Pears knows how to deliver a complex historical mystery. Stone's Fall is one of those gloriously long books that is never long enough.
June 11, 2009 Yoko Ogawa's poignant new story reminds us that the heart remembers what the mind forgets, and people can find order and solace in unexpected places.
June 11, 2009 Reif Larsen's book is a uniquely constructed novel whose story is enhanced by drawings and separate stories and musings in the margins.
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