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Beyond Words by Carl Safina

★★★★☆ Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel was published to rave reviews in 2015. Now in trade paperback format, it has lost none of its impact and thoughtful examination of what goes through...

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Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

★★★☆☆ Whispers of “literary gimmickry” have followed Jonathan Safran Foer endlessly, involving his choices in narration, typesetting, and vocabulary. Eleven years after his previous novel, we get Here I Am, a comparatively mammoth work...

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang

★★★★☆ Haunted by recurring visions of blood and viscera, Yeong-hye decides to become a vegetarian. Her husband, narrator of the first section of Han Kang’s allegorical novel The Vegetarian, cannot comprehend this decision as...

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Barkskins by Annie Proulx

★★★★☆ In 1693, in a muddy riverbank settlement of New France, René Sel and Charles Duquet meet their new master Monsieur Trépagny and journey inland to begin a new settlement. With the promise of...