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This New Book Deflates The 'Eat, Pray, Love' Fantasy

This New Book Deflates The 'Eat, Pray, Love' Fantasy

Claire Fallon  04.29.2015
Dropping the word “enlightenment” into a novel’s title can be read as a provocation of sorts. It implies certain aspirations,...
Celebrate Bold Women With These Brilliantly Macabre Stories

Celebrate Bold Women With These Brilliantly Macabre Stories

Maddie Crum  04.21.2015
In the title story of Amelia Gray’s latest collection, a man cries out after being shot in the gut: “I’m gutshot!” The punchy...
The Modern-Day 'Lolita' Every Nabokov Fan Should Read

The Modern-Day 'Lolita' Every Nabokov Fan Should Read

Claire Fallon  04.15.2015
Two words so rarely juxtaposed: lurid and cute. Yet as Adam Thirlwell’s third novel, Lurid & Cute, convincingly suggests, there...
These Terrifying Stories About Small-Town America Will Haunt You

These Terrifying Stories About Small-Town America Will Haunt You

Maddie Crum  04. 9.2015
The towns in Steven Millhauser’s stories are haunted. The characters -- nearly all of them -- are frenzied. They see phantoms,...
The New Book That Delves Into Our National Problem With Violence

The New Book That Delves Into Our National Problem With Violence

Claire Fallon  04. 3.2015
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle Ecco, $27.99 Published March 31, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot description...
This Short, Simple Book Is A Must-Read For Nature Lovers

This Short, Simple Book Is A Must-Read For Nature Lovers

Maddie Crum  03.26.2015
The Dig by Cynan Jones Coffee House Press, $15.95 Publishes April 7, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot description...
The Stunning Domestic Thriller Every Language Lover Should Read

The Stunning Domestic Thriller Every Language Lover Should Read

Claire Fallon  03.17.2015
Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum Random House, $26.00 Published March 17, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot description...
Everyone Who Wants To Understand Loss And Trauma Should Read This Stunning New Book

Everyone Who Wants To Understand Loss And Trauma Should Read This Stunning New Book

Claire Fallon  03.11.2015
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Doubleday, $30.00 Published March 10, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot description...
This Satire About Race In America Is Seriously Funny

This Satire About Race In America Is Seriously Funny

Maddie Crum  03. 4.2015
The Sellout by Paul Beatty Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26.00 Published March 3, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot...
The Unsettling Racial Satire America Needs Right Now

The Unsettling Racial Satire America Needs Right Now

Claire Fallon  02.27.2015
Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson William Morrow, $25.99 Published Feb. 17, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining...
This Might Be The Weirdest Book To Come Out This Year

This Might Be The Weirdest Book To Come Out This Year

Maddie Crum  02.19.2015
Satin Island by Tom McCarthy Knopf, $24.00 Published Feb. 17, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot description and analysis...
This New Book Puts A Fresh Spin On Dystopian Stories

This New Book Puts A Fresh Spin On Dystopian Stories

Maddie Crum  02.11.2015
Find Me by Laura van den Berg Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26.00 Publishes Feb. 17, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot...
The Bottom Line: 'Funny Girl' By Nick Hornby

The Bottom Line: 'Funny Girl' By Nick Hornby

Claire Fallon  02. 4.2015
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby Riverhead, $27.95 Published Feb. 3, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot description and analysis...
New Book Unearths The Dark Corners Of The Catholic Church

New Book Unearths The Dark Corners Of The Catholic Church

Maddie Crum  01.28.2015
A History of Loneliness by John Boyne Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26.00 Publishes February 3, 2015 The Book We're Talking About is a weekly...