Less, by Andrew Sean Greer

Less, by Andrew Sean Greer

The moment I finished this book I wanted to start again from page one. Less, by Andrew Sean Greer, is the kind of story you could find something new in each reading, so nuanced are the narrator’s observations. Poor Arthur Less. Things are just falling apart. He...
Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue

Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue

Behold the Dreamers opens unlike most novels. (A good reason why “rules” are made to be broken.) Everything in Jende’s world is good, make that great. He immigrated to the US from Cameroon with the help of his cousin, found a small but decent...
What to Do About the Solomons, by Bethany Ball

What to Do About the Solomons, by Bethany Ball

When I finished reading What to Do About the Solomons by Bethany Ball, I exhaled. I needed a moment. I realized I’d kind of been holding my breath for the better part of the novel. Not because there are any high-speed car chase scenes but because this family saga...
Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders Confession: for the first few chapters, I wasn’t sure I was going to finish this novel. It is largely formatted as a type of play with each line of dialogue attributed to the character. There is little to no narration. If...

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