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Last week, we wrote about ‘Books at Play’, Google’s new project with experimental publisher Visual Editions to create digital reading experiences in the form of “books that cannot be printed.”Read more »

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“Kate Hamer’s gripping debut novel immediately recalls the explosion of similarly titled books and movies, from Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, to The Girl on the Train to Gone Girl … What kicks The Girl in the Red Coat out of the loop of familiarity is Ms. Hamer’s keen understanding of her two central characters: Carmel and her devastated mother, Beth, who narrate alternating chapters … Both emerge as individuals depicted with sympathy but also with unsparing emotional precision.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, on The Girl in the Red Coat

“Michael M. Thomas’s ‘Fixers’ isn’t just an audacious financial thriller, it’s also, even primarily, a meditation on values. The novel juxtaposes traditional ideals of loyalty, service, patriotism and noblesse oblige against the relentless, pathological venality of contemporary Wall Street, where, as Thomas’s narrator observes, ‘legality is the sole animating principle of morality.’”Michael Dirda, The Washington Post, on Fixers

“A true delight, a big, beautiful cabinet of wonders that is by turns an ominous modern thriller, a supernatural mystery, and an enchanting historical adventure story…A splendid masterpiece, to be loved like a long-lost friend, an epic with near-universal appeal.”—Publishers Weekly starred review on The Mirror Thief

“[A] spectacular debut…The trajectories of the novel’s two leads—through despair, hope, and redemption—are believable and nuanced, resulting in a morally complex, haunting read.” —Publishers Weekly starred review on The Girl in the Red Coat

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