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An Outsider Is Drawn Into The Quest To Find A Missing Teen In 'The Searcher'

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'Leave The World Behind' Is A Signature Novel For This Blasted Year

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A Widow Discovers That Her Marriage Wasn't 'Monogamy'

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Penguin Random House

'Our Lady Of Perpetual Hunger' Is A Savory Memoir Of Food, Work And Love

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Harper Collins

'Black Bottom Saints' Is A Gorgeous Swirl Of Fiction, History And Detroit Motor Oil

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Remembering Pete Hamill, A Journalist With A Whitman-esque Embrace Of NYC

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HarperCollins

A Mean Ghost Story And A Souped-Up Crime Novel Will Wise You Up Fast

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Little Brown

1918 Flu Inspired Donoghue's 'Pull Of The Stars' — A Disquieting Pandemic Novel

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Del Rey

'Jane Eyre' Meets 'Dracula' In This Sharp, Inventive 'Mexican Gothic' Tale

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'Want' Captures The Precariousness Of America's Middle Class

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'The Tigers' Two-Way Travelogue Is A Journey Both Within And Without

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Identical Twins Become Divided By Race In 'The Vanishing Half'

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'St. Christopher On Pluto' Follows The Adventures Of 2 Friends In An Old Buick

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'Here We Are': What Would Philip Roth Have Made Of All This?

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'Sigh, Gone' Is A Refugee's Chaotic Memoir Of Displacement And Belonging

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