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In ‘The Incendiaries,’ Radical Religion and Romance Collide

At 210 pages, “The Incendiaries” is a compact novel, but Kwon packs it with sublime detail and fully fleshed-out characters, whose richly imagined inner lives lend their intricate story a haunted depth.

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'Baby Teeth' Has Some Growing To Do

Though at times chilling, “Baby Teeth” could have been so much more.

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‘Providence’ Destined for Mediocrity

Kepnes’s novel, which is inspired by and often directly alludes to “The Dunwich Horror,” comes as an ersatz replication of Lovecraft’s delicately wrought horror fiction.

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'Flavors of Taste': A Decadent Collection of Recipes and Anecdotes

With its crisp recipes, decadence, and copious amounts of research, “Flavors of Taste” will ensure both success in the kitchen and satisfaction to those eating their way through its recipes.

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‘Clock Dance’ Dances Around Resolution

With a little more character development, Tyler’s newest novel could have become more than just a pleasant summer read.

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‘All We Ever Wanted’ is a Nuanced Look at Sexual Harassment’s Ramifications

Emily Giffin’s newest novel, “All We Ever Wanted,” explores relationships between parents and children who are both survivors and perpetrators of sexual violence and harassment.

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‘The Death of Mrs. Westaway’: An Ending that Kills a Good Story

Ruth Ware succeeds in creating a creepy and gothic atmosphere in her latest novel, “The Death of Mrs. Westaway.”

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Tommy Orange’s ‘There There’ is a Powerful Exploration of Identity and Culture

Orange’s debut novel breaks from the concept of the standard American story.

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'The Summer Wives': Engaging And Facile

The drama’s set-up presents obstacles to that romance, and while those challenges are bitter, Williams injects a sense of hopefulness into her writing.

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‘War Storm:’ A Hurricane of Strong Female Characters

Aveyard has provided a satisfying ending for her thought-provoking series.

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‘My Year of Rest and Relaxation’ Is Neither Restful Nor Relaxing

The prose, just barely, drives along the story even when there is very little story to tell.

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Sayaka Murata’s ‘Convenience Store Woman’ Asks You to Reconsider ‘Normal’

Together, Murata and her protagonist lead a novel that is delightfully candid and unexpectedly empowering.

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‘The Word Is Murder’: A Mystery that Blends Fiction and Reality

​Anthony Horowitz isn’t afraid to change up the classic mystery, and “The Word Is Murder” is no exception.

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‘Legendary’ is Anything But

Garber takes advantage of the fact that her readers don’t have a complete grasp of the rules of her magical world and, frustratingly, makes the rules up as she sees fit.

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‘Florida:’ Intriguing Characters, Lackluster Endings

Each of Groff’s words feel deliberate, hardening the impact of her stories.

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