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GUARDIAN 4

Marbles

Forney has a delightfully clear sense of self, and it's this that makes her book, for all its inherent pain, such a blast.

NY TIMES 5

Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

The book is a heartfelt, charmingly profound American epic. At a breezy 113 pages, it charts pretty much the entire 20th century, through a series of interlocking lives.

NPR 5

Hand-Drying in America

Hand-Drying in America is a large book...Not only does this make it easier to appreciate Katchor's backgrounds...but it also encourages us to linger over these pages and the rich, wry and quietly rema ...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The Borgias

To his credit, Meyer (The Tudors) is forthright about how this supposed “hidden history” of the Italian Renaissance’s most controversial family came to be: it is the product of “[a] year of re ...

NPR 5

The Underwater Welder

Happily, Lemire allows the story's most powerful moments...to register without comment, because none is needed. These pages are poignant and masterful, and represent some of the very best work he's ev ...

BC BOOKS

Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search Part 2

Sure, in this particular case the choice is whether to possibly destroy your friend just in case he is slowly becoming as evil as his father, but stripping away all of that you get a story of maturity ...

KIRKUS REVIEWS

Maus II: A Survivor's Tale

 Together with the much-acclaimed first volume of Spiegelman's Maus (1987—not reviewed), this unusual Holocaust tale will forever alter the way serious readers think of graphic narratives (i.e. ...

GUARDIAN 4

The Complete Maus

...Maus is a masterpiece, and it's in the nature of such things to generate mysteries, and pose more questions than they answer. But if the notion of a canon means anything, Maus is there at the heart ...

KIRKUS REVIEWS

Night Shift

His big opening tale, "Jerusalem's Lot"--about a deserted village--is obviously his first shot at 'Salem's Lot and, in its dependence on a gigantic worm out of Poe and Lovecraft, it misses the novel's ...

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