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Retrospective

Here, truth really is stranger than fiction--or in this case, more “novelable”--and the retention of the photos and excerpts of Marianella’s diary from the Spanish text contributes to the veracity of an engaging work.

Age of Vice

Impossible to put down; Kapoor is the real thing.
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Ascension

An exciting story where the undiscovered wonders of Earth prove as exciting as those out in the galaxy.
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The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise

While the premise and the prose seem a bit meandering at times, Iyer’s latest book is a joyful travelogue that many readers will likely enjoy.
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Seven Empty Houses

A sure bet for Schweblin fans and connoisseurs of off-kilter worlds, though some readers may feel distanced.
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Life Is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way

Libraries that serve those interested in philosophy will want to make this a first purchase.
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Best of Friends

Even as it displays upheaval in the lives of two women who are “best of friends,” Shamsie’s fascinating novel takes readers through political change in Pakistan under Presidents Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and Benazir Bhutto while also plumbing tensions in UK politics today. It will be especially welcomed by book clubs, as it will inspire vibrant conversation.
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Afterlives

Will appeal to aficionados of historical fiction but could leave others yearning for a deeper understanding of the characters’ motivations for their sometimes inexplicable actions. Still, the Nobel Prize bestowed renewed international acclaim on Gurnah’s body of work, making this novel a must-have.

The Last White Man

A provocative and welcomingly unpredictable work, taking readers to deeply humane places and through moving considerations that similar works rarely visit.
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