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'Severance' Is A Sardonic Wake-Up Call For All Of Us Stuck In Routine

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With Wit And Sadness, 'Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine' Has Echoes Of Salinger

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'The Incendiaries' Is An Angsty Back-To-School Novel About Believing In God

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In 'Give Me Your Hand,' A Bond Forged By Secrets Can't Be Broken

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Nostalgia (And Norovirus) Make For A Novel 'Last Cruise'

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Daring New Novel Fetishizes A Desperate Desire For Sleep

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Confused In Midlife? You're In Good Company With 'The Cost Of Living'

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2 Books Find Fuel In The American Landscape

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Pithy And Pointed 'There There' Puts Native American Voices Front And Center

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2 First-Rate Suspense Novels Deliver Chills, Thrills — And Stunning Endgames

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Southern Gothic 'Florida' Spins Tales Of Hurricanes, Humidity And Humanity

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Sexuality, Mortality, Failure — 'My Ex-Life' Has Fun Asking Big Questions

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'Barracoon' Offers A Vivid, First-Hand Account Of Slavery In America

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A Weird-But-True Story Takes Flight In 'The Feather Thief'

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'Art Of The Wasted Day' Makes A Case For Letting The Mind Wander

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