Book Review

Bonfire: A Novel

By Krysten Ritter

A 21st-century corporate scandal meets a small-town cover-up in this somewhat flawed debut.

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The Safe House: A Novel

By Christophe Boltanski; translated by Laura Marris

A Parisian manse becomes a metaphorical frame for a century of memories.

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Across the China Sea: A Novel

By Gaute Heivoll; translated by Nadia Christensen

A short tale of an altruistic Norwegian family that packs an emotional wallop.

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Trouble’s afoot in the frigid North, so the intrepid investigator bundles up and gets to the bottom of it.

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Read this one as children do: with eyes and heart open, giving in, ready to be swept away.

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While readying to testify against her murderer mother, a teen worries that evil may run in the family.

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This impressive debut collection features tightly wrapped tales that combine a sense of the everyday and otherworldly dread.

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Flood: A Novel

By Melissa Scholes Young

In this conceptual story that salutes the work of Mark Twain, a woman returns to her hometown to find nothing much has changed.