Things You Should Know: A Collection of Stories book by A.M. Holmes reviewed by Katherine Poltorak

“I am lost”—a short sentence in the first paragraph of “The Chinese Lesson”— sums up the main theme of...

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Prague book by Arthur Phillips reviewed by Conor O’Toole

Among this novel’s unexpected features is its setting: not Prague but Budapest, Hungary, in 1990. There, a...

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You Shall Know Our Velocity book by David Eggers reviewed by Alexander Benaim

David Eggers’s fiction debut “You Shall Know Our Velocity,” falls staggeringly short of the high...

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Versailles: A Novel book by Kathryn Davis reviewed by Sophie Pinkham

In the summers of my youth, I devoured my father’s old children’s books. Among these was a collection of...

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You Are Not a Stranger Here book by Adam Haslett reviewed by Marisa Knox

Writing about depression is a perilous practice. The temptation in seeking to realistically depict what Macbeth calls...

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The Partly Cloudy Patriot book by Sarah Vowell reviewed by Ellen Thompson

The Partly Cloudy Patriot makes an unusual addition to the bedstands of most readers of American history. In this...

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