A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini
Afghan life--from the female perspective.
Charlotte Observer EXCELLENT/CLASSIC
"He surpasses the power and depth of his first novel, The Kite Runner."
By Phil LaMarche
Coming of age, 21st century-style.
Los Angeles Times CLASSIC
"... one of the most savagely beautiful, emotionally devastating and accurate readings of what it means to grow up in our soul-starved homeland that I've ever read."
The Raw Shark Texts
By Steven Hall
Memory and identity get postmodern.
Minneapolis Star Tribune EXCELLENT/CLASSIC
"This book is going to be a huge success; the movie is already optioned and the computer game can't be far behind."
What the Dead Know
By Laura Lippman
A triumph from Tess Monaghan's creator.
Philadelphia Inquirer EXCELLENT/CLASSIC
"Lippman has not only expanded the frontiers of genre fiction, she has also enriched the body of American literature."
By Ian McDonald
Three stories, infinite possibilities.
Sci Fi Weekly EXCELLENT/CLASSIC
"... a tripartite thriller that whipsaws the reader's expectations and enjoyment around like a motorcycle ride straight down the Sugarloaf."
By Haruki Murakami
An alternate nocturnal world.
Denver Post EXCELLENT/CLASSIC
"After Dark fully fulfills expectations, but its slim size ... makes it arguably the most accessible of his work."
By Tova Reich
How to exploit genocide.
Washington Post EXCELLENT/CLASSIC
"Serious and hilarious and utterly scathing--no, lacerating; no, disemboweling--My Holocaust takes no prisoners."
His Life and Universe
By Walter Isaacson
The life of a genius.
Miami Herald EXCELLENT/CLASSIC
"Walter Isaacson's ambitious biography of Albert Einstein radiates intelligence, wit and eloquence."
This Mighty Scourge
Perspectives on the Civil War