Book Review

The Idiot: A Novel

By Elif Batuman

This coming-of-age story for the post-Internet era offers insights into the changing nature of modern intimacy — or lack thereof.

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The Ridge: A Novel

By John Rector

A Chicago transplant unearths disturbing secrets about her new suburban community.

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In this collection of speeches, the famed historian reflects on what his countrymen are made of.

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A grieving teen finds solace with a sasquatch family in this Tarzan-and-Jane redux.

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A former Obama staffer dishes on what it was like being the youngest female higher-up in the Oval Office.

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Interlocking fictions embroider the myth of H.P. Lovecraft atop a nihilistic message about the search for redemption.

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An erudite, surprisingly witty account of who eats whom — and why.

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A fascinating statistical exploration of authors' preferred tricks of the trade.