Book Review

Lemon: A Novel

By Kwon Yeo-sun; translated by Janet Hong

The murder of a high-school student changes the trajectory of three women’s lives.

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A Country for Dying

By Abdellah Taïa; translated by Emma Ramadan

This loosely constructed, vivid immigrant tale will both challenge and reward persevering readers.

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Here We Are

By Graham Swift

Adept narrative shapes this invigorating novel set along the Brighton seaside.

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Flat characters and overused tropes hobble this teen thriller.

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My Monticello: Fiction

By Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

A wry, captivating reimagining of history both recent and receding.

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The Dog of Tithwal: Stories

By Saadat Hasan Manto; translated by Khalid Hasan and Aatish Taseer

A charged, sober collection about life in post-partition India and Pakistan.

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The Body Scout: A Novel

By Lincoln Michel

Despite its many wild parts, this sci-fi/murder mystery comes together in an utterly satisfying whole.

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Crossroads: A Novel

By Jonathan Franzen

A 1970s Chicago family weathers change — personal, social, and spiritual — amid larger cultural upheaval.