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Winter by Ali Smith

★★★★☆ The second volume of her seasonal tetralogy, Ali Smith’s Winter is a hazy Christmastime tale about a family reuniting over the winter holiday. Like Autumn before it, Winter uses a relatively simple plot to...

Katalin Street by Magda Szabo 0

Katalin Street by Magda Szabo

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Centered on the 1944 occupation of Hungary and spanning nearly thirty-five years over a handful of chapters, Katalin Street follows three neighboring families during World War II and the...

Mrs. Osmond by John Banville 0

Mrs. Osmond by John Banville

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ With Mrs. Osmond, John Banville has achieved an unthinkably bold feat: adopting the sumptuous prose of Henry James, Banville has penned a sequel to James’ celebrated masterwork The Portrait...

Hope Valley by Jon Manuel 0

Hope Valley by John Manuel

★★★★☆ Regional novels published by small presses face great difficulty gaining traction in the massive world of publishing. Tens of thousands of books are published each year, most of them by major publishers who...