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Time Bomb by Penelope Wright

★★★★☆ Penelope Wright’s Time Bomb: Book 1 of The Collapse is a Waterworld-style dystopia with time travel, a sassy protagonist, and radiation. Typically, Rosarita Columbia only goes back in time to steal items necessary...

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Berta Isla by Javier Marías

★★☆☆☆ A shadowy novel about espionage and emotional fidelity, Berta Isla follows a woman’s unrelenting commitment to her husband and his secrets. Tomás Nevinson and Berta Isla were teenage sweethearts and set on maintaining...

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Going Dutch by James Gregor

★★★★☆ Big city dating is quite the battlefield, and James Gregor’s Going Dutch is as current and insightful a portrait as one might find. At his worst, the story’s protagonist Richard treats social capital...

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In Other Words by Christopher J. Moore

★★★★☆ The American language is a pastiche of borrowed words from across the world. We borrowed from British English, of course. Then words and phrases (“hunters’ moon,” for example) were appropriated from Native Americans...