The Fifth Season: By  N. K. Jemisin
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The Fifth Season: By N. K. Jemisin

Benedict XVI: by Elio Guerriero
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Benedict XVI: by Elio Guerriero

Guerriero’s thorough analysis of Joseph Ratzinger tells this cautionary tale with a sobering moral lesson.

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The Virgin Suicides: by Jeffrey Eugenides
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The Virgin Suicides: by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Virgin Suicides serves as a reminder that the problems the country currently faces have gestated for decades.

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Southernmost: by Silas House
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Southernmost: by Silas House

Blossoms into a beautiful, powerful and still-important look at the nature of family and at the consequences of the choices we make in our lives.

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All God’s Creatures: by Daniel Horan
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All God’s Creatures: by Daniel Horan

Cautious scholars as well as any patient reader seeking a thoughtful consideration of what Thomas Berry calls “nature’s capacity to praise” will find in All God’s Creatures valuable…

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The Great Believers: by Rebecca Makkai
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The Great Believers: by Rebecca Makkai

The Great Believers is a gripping page-turner, a tragic mystery that will keep you reading late into the night.

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Read by Strangers: by Philip Dean Walker
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Read by Strangers: by Philip Dean Walker

Walker’s bold voice comes across with particular strength when he’s discussing the intimacy of love and hate.

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Heavy: by Kiese Laymon
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Heavy: by Kiese Laymon

This is a book about healing internally and extending that healing to those closest to you.

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History and Presence: by Robert Orsi
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History and Presence: by Robert Orsi

The Absolved: by Matthew Binder
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The Absolved: by Matthew Binder

Binder’s work recalls that of Brett Easton Ellis in that he can make an oversexed, overpaid, chauvinist protagonist dynamic and symbolic without bashing readers over the head with…

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