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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Judas: A Novel

By Amos Oz

A thoughtful and grand meditation on Judaism, Jesus, and treachery set during a bleak winter in Jerusalem. 

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A Mayan woman adapts to the changing times in this well-researched novel set in post-civil-war Guatemala.

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The Heart Goes Last

By Margaret Atwood

This powerhouse of a novel is stuffed with ideas on economic hardship, sex, the surveillance state, and much, much more.

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Purity: A Novel

By Jonathan Franzen

This multi-layered, much-anticipated novel will make believers out of Franzen skeptics.

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The Green Road

By Anne Enright

Members of an Irish family struggle to reclaim themselves, their past, and their present.

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This densely populated family saga aims to be more than the sum of its parts.

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The Buried Giant

By Kazuo Ishiguro

A master storyteller spins a tale for the ages.