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THE GUARDIAN

Last Exit to Brooklyn

Read in conjunction with Welsh's highly personal introduction, this authorial note will be illuminating for longstanding fans, and make Last Exit to Brooklyn easier to swallow for newcomers.

STAR TRIBUNE

Here is New York

I have a bad feeling about today - I'm fairly sure there will be "a few" tornadoes later today - best chance western and central Minnesota.

KIRKUS REVIEWS

Netherland

Novelist and memoirist O'Neill (Blood-Dark Track: A Family History, 2001, etc.), born in Ireland and raised in Holland, goes for broke in this challenging novel set largely in post-9/11 New York City.

KIRKUS REVIEWS

What's Not to Love?: The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer

A mildly perverted, mildly humorous compilation of Ames's New York Press columns into one chunky memoir of sexridden angst.

KIRKUS

Motherless Brooklyn

Another terrific entertainment from Lethem, one of contemporary fiction’s most inspired risk-takers. Don’t miss this one.

KIRKUS REVIEWS

The Department of Lost & Found

A predictable debut about a 30-year-old go-getter whose life is put on hold when she's diagnosed with breast cancer.

BC BOOKS

The Good Fairies of New York

You've heard of cyberpunk - welcome to the world of faepunk.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

The House of Mirth

A newly revealed letter sheds light on what exactly happens at the end of “The House of Mirth.”

KIRKUS 5

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

This is a repeat for a novel we reported last March (see P. 125). We liked it then; we like it still. Literary Guild choice for September, it should go farther than the usual first novel.

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