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by Tana French
The Secret Place is a powerful, haunting exploration of friendship and loyalty, and a gripping addition to the Dublin Murder Squad series.
by Randall Munroe
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.
by Sarah Waters
A love story, a tension-filled crime story, and a beautiful portrait of a 1920s post-war London, this is the author's finest achievement yet.
by John Danielle
Brilliantly constructed, Danielle’s gripping debut is beautifully written and unexpectedly moving. Longlisted for the National Book Award.
by Emily St. John Mandel
Set in the days of civilization's collapse, here is a story a nomadic group of actors risking everything for art and humanity. Longlisted for the National Book Award.
by Jeff Hobbs
A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets when he returns home.
by John Lahr
Longlisted for the National Book Award, this astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams's warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs and his misreported death.
by Ian McEwan
From the author of Atonement comes the story of a leading high court judge and a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy who is refusing for religious reasons the medical treatment that could save his life.
by Ben Lerner
Set in a New York of increasingly frequent superstorms and social unrest, 10:40 captures what it’s like to be alive during the twilight of an empire, when the difficulty of imagining a future is changing our relationship to both the present and the past.
by Terry Pratchett
Pratchett's first collection of nonfiction work brings together the finest examples of his extraordinary wit and his persuasive prose. Whether in short opinion pieces or in long essays, speeches, and interviews, this collection is a fascinating look inside an extraordinary writer's mind.
The best love story according to biographer John Lahr? Ivan Turgenev's First Love. In an interview with The New York Times, Lahr calls the book "almost cinematic in its swift telling [...] at once a punishing and thrilling depiction of infatuation and betrayal."
And finally, the 2014 Man Booker Prize shortlist features Richard Flanagan, Karen Joy Fowler, Howard Jacobson, Neel Mukherjee, Ali Smith and Joshua Ferris.
Award winning author J. California Cooper died September 20th, the LA Times reports. Cooper was known for work such as the novel Family and the short story collections A Piece of Mine, The Matter of Life and Homemade Love.
The National Post reports that social activist Naomi Klein and novelist Kathleen Winter are among the finalists for this year's Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Klein for This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, and Winter for Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage.