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THE PLURALITY OF IMAGINARY WORLDS

Brian Stableford
Black Coat
ISBN 978-1612275031
672 pages
$49.95

Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who reviews books on Thursdays in The Washington Post Style section.

For 25 years and counting, Gary K. Wolfe has been the ...Read more

LOSING IT

Emma Rathbone
Riverhead
ISBN 978-1594634772
272 pages
$26

Reviewed by Jennifer Miller, who is the author of two novels, "The Year of the Gadfly" and "The Heart You Carry Home."

Julia Greenfield is treading water. She's a ...Read more

RIVERINE

Angela Palm
Graywolf
ISBN 978-1555977467
253 pages
$16

Reviewed by Michele Filgate, who?is a freelance writer and contributing editor at Literary Hub and VP/Awards for the National Book Critics Circle. She lives in Brooklyn.

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RISE THE DARK

Michael Koryta
Little, Brown
ISBN 978-0316293839
400 pages
$26

Reviewed by Patrick Anderson, who Anderson?regularly reviews mysteries and thrillers for The Washington Post.

In Michael Koryta's exciting "Rise the Dark," ...Read more

TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD

Eowyn Ivey
Little, Brown
ISBN 978-0316242851
417 pages
$26

Reviewed by Chris Bohjalian, who is the author of 19 books. His most recent novel is "The Guest Room."

I'm going to come clean right away: I'm addicted to Arctic ...Read more

DOG GONE: A Lost Pet's Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home

Pauls Toutonghi
Knopf
ISBN 978-1101947012
252 pages
$25

Reviewed by James Hill

The relationship between humans and their pets has been a staple of literature almost since, say, the advent of movable type. So one would think...Read more

ON TRAILS: An Exploration

Robert Moor
Simon & Schuster
ISBN 978-1476739212
340 pages
$25

Reviewed by Dennis Drabelle

You might think of Robert Moor as the Roger Angell of trail-walking. Just as Angell's reports on specific baseball games segue ...Read more

BRIGHT, PRECIOUS DAYS

Jay McInerney
Knopf
ISBN 978-1101948002
397 pages
$27.95

Reviewed by Ron Charles

You can't say he didn't warn us. Jay McInerney's new novel, "Bright, Precious Days," is bright and precious.

It's his third ...Read more

SCREAM: A Memoir of Glamour and Dysfunction

Tama Janowitz
Dey St.
ISBN 978-0062391322
285 pages
$25.99

Reviewed by Lisa Zeidner

In 1986, when Tama Janowitz read at Rutgers University, she had an audience of almost 500. You can count on little more than one hand the ...Read more

NECESSARY TROUBLE: Americans in Revolt

Sarah Jaffe
Nation Books
ISBN 978-1568585369
338 pages
$26.99

Reviewed by Carlos Lozada

"Necessary Trouble" is a travelogue of protest and radicalism in 21st-century America, the kind of guidebook you use if you want to ...Read more

KNOWN AND STRANGE THINGS: Essays

Teju Cole
Random House
ISBN 978-0812989786
393 pages
$17. Paperback

Reviewed by Cinque Henderson

There is a line in Teju Cole's remarkable debut novel, "Open City," that still stumps me. The protagonist, a medical doctor, ...Read more

ADNAN'S STORY: The Search for Truth and Justice after 'Serial'

Rabia Chaudry
St. Martin’s
ISBN 978-1250087102
$26.99

Reviewed by Daniel Stashower

'She's adorable-looking, but you definitely shouldn't mess with her," Sarah Koenig remarked in the first episode of the wildly popular "Serial" ...Read more

WHO SHOT SPORTS: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

Gail Buckland
Knopf
ISBN 978-0385352239
344 pages
$45

Reviewed by Timothy R. Smith

As you revel in Olympic glory this summer, take a moment to consider the sports photographers. Their work is how you'll remember the events ...Read more

Tales From the Pentagon

Rosa Brooks
Simon & Schuster
ISBN 978-1476777863
438 pages
$29.95

Reviewed by Celeste Ward Gventer

The laser-guided Hellfire missile is highly accurate. When one is fired from a Predator drone at an alleged enemy of the ...Read more

COOKING FOR PICASSO

Camille Aubray
Ballantine
ISBN 978-0399177651
390 pages
$27

Reviewed by Bethanne Patrick

About halfway through this colorful family saga, a young American named Celine encounters the celebrated and temperamental Chef Gil ...Read more

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Colson Whitehead
Doubleday
ISBN 978-0385542364
306 pages
$26.95

Reviewed by Ron Charles, who is the editor of The Washington Post Book World. You can follow him on Twitter @RonCharles.

Nobody could wait for Colson Whitehead...Read more

THREE THRILLERS ADD SOME SUSPENSE TO YOUR SUMMER

ISBN NA

Reviewed by Carol Memmott, who in Northern Virginia, also reviews books for the Chicago Tribune.

Bombings in Paris and Amsterdam are just dress rehearsals for an Islamic State attack on the United States that Israeli intelligence agent Gabriel Allon is ...Read more

CHRISTODORA

Tim Murphy
Grove/Atlantic
ISBN 978-0802125286
432 pages
$26

Reviewed by Garth Greenwell, who is the author of the novel "What Belongs to You."

Tim Murphy's hugely ambitious new novel, "Christodora," tackles the legacy and ...Read more

CAROUSEL COURT

Joe McGinniss Jr
Simon & Schuster
ISBN 978-1476791272
354 pages
$26

Reviewed by Ian Shapira, who is a staff writer for The Washington Post. His email address is ian.shapira@washpost.com.

In the opening pages of "Carousel ...Read more

SLACKER

Gordon Korman
Scholastic Press. Ages 8 to 12.
ISBN 978-0545823159
230 pages

Reviewed by Christina Barron

Do you ever find yourself sucked into a video game so deeply that anything not coming through your headphones sounds like a ...Read more

 
 

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