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This installment: electrifying short stories; a new memoir by Salzman that explains a lot; Strout’s wonderful latest;  fascinating YA novel; a Danish fantasy; and a chilling Outback tale...
This installment: a standup comedian’s memoir about adoption from China; a new mystery by C.J. Box; Satanic Verses on CD and much worth it; a fascinating hot new DVD about a hitherto obscure...
This installment: a difficult, rewarding novel; a lively one about Orthodox Jews; another difficult, rewarding novel (!); charming essays by a favorite Bosnian-American writer; Typhoid Mary brought...
  This installment: a fine old DVD and novels about: deathbed truths; communion with a favorite author; the slippery nature of public relations; a father absconding with his kid; a...
This installment: stories set in the Northwest; a memoir rooted in Alaska; three sisters at odds; a magical Gaiman tale; a very Jewish novel; and one that straddles Ghana and the States. ...
This installment:  an assistant to a difficult Parisian photographer gets in over her head; a father takes off spontaneously with baby in tow (uh oh); new novellas by Jim Harrison; woes of the...
This installment: an intense, fraught friendship between girls; the witty tale of an international newspaper; a delightful DVD about disability; a meaty, absurd novel from China; brilliant short...
This installment: a blocked and haunted Scandinavian writer; a cross-cultural novel (India/America); personal essays, each a gem; very Olde England via Crace; a magnificent, obscure Bad Girl memoir...
This installment: a nonfiction account of being stalked; a touching French-Canadian DVD; the latest film by Wes Anderson; Bollywood Apocalypse;  short stories by a physician—inside dope;...
This installment: the book behind the hot new TV series (read last winter); a charming, peculiar DVD; a horror stew by a versatile writer; creepy, quirky short stories; linked stories set in a coal-...