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Joyce Carol Oates is the exact opposite of a Hallmark greetings card
Furiously paced real-life thriller set in 1970s Hollywood
This novel tackles serious teenage struggles
Despite the title, there’s not a castle in sight here
Heart-stomping work that tempers a Henry James creepiness with a Lawrence of Arabia moodiness.
Emmanuel Carrère has been known and loved for psychologically probing third-person narratives that stretch tautly and tensely through his novels
A writer for both McSweeney’s and Salon, Kevin Guilfoile positions his second novel, The Thousand, as a thinking person’s Da Vinci Code
It’s always good to see a Dutch writer translated into English – even better when the author is an award-winning novelist
Seldom has a story collection been as aptly named as Deborah Willis’s debut, Vanishing
‘Nobody wants to discuss how lonely life is,’ a character in Richard Yates quips
Linda, a young woman coming of age in small-town North Carolina, has a fascinating condition
Encounter might as well be entitled ‘Ending’, so interested is Milan Kundera in exploring what he foresees as the end of art
Spending more than 300 pages with Pollack yammering on about hatha is about as funny as watching a beginner try ashtanga.
Shortly after the Elisabeth Fritzl story broke, Emma Donoghue decided to write a story on how confinement could affect a child.
Set during World War II, The Search follows the story of Jan – a nine-year-old boy from a village in Czechoslovakia
In Star Island, our main characters are types you’ve seen elsewhere, and better. Good stuff, but not as good as Hiaasen can be
Had Shteyngart set out to write a postmillennial, pop-culture-saturated homage to War and Peace, he's succeeded.
The Ice Storm author Rick Moody takes us on a journey of dead astronauts, a deadly virus and a talking chimpanzee.
A modern day bodice-ripping yarn, this is a novel one could cheerfully curl up with on a long-haul flight
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Eat unlimited lobster at Dunes Café or have a movie night with Gone Girl
Think pink at Nais Italian Kitchen or saddle up for the Cycle Challenge
Watch a bodybuilding competition or Dubai Camel Racing Festival