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The Televangelist: A Novel

By Ibrahim Essa; translated by Jonathan Wright

This moving commentary on Islam in Egypt offers insight for Westerners but suffers from a sluggish pace.

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This powerful collection of short stories dazzles from beginning to end.

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An absorbing tale of betrayal and deadly political alliances during the Renaissance.

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Commonwealth: A Novel

By Ann Patchett

The line between fiction and autobiography blurs in this wholly satisfying novel.

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A true story of crime and violence on both sides of the border.

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An abducted Indian child adopted by Americans struggles to find his birth family.

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A memoir set against a bleak, frigid backdrop refuses to be yet another landmark in contemporary feminist literature.

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An absorbing story of long-term friendship and its many tangled yet enduring permutations.