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  • Open Book: The Tao of Teo

    A gimlet-eyed teenage protagonist survives her quirky all-female family in steamy Singapore in Sharlene Teo's debut novel, 'Ponti.'

  • Open Book: If the Shoe Fits, Write a Novel About It

    Jewish Bostonian Spencer Wise finds revolution and redemption in the world of Chinese shoe factory workers in his debut novel, 'The Emperor of Shoes.'

  • Open Book: Every Little Thing Gonna Be All Right for This New Novel

    Bob Marley comes back from the dead in Marcia Douglas's mind-blowing 'The Marvellous Equations of the Dread,' a novel that dances to a bass riddim.

  • Open Book: Another Great Novel of the Great War

    A romance and a mystery swirl around Nick Dybek’s second novel, 'The Verdun Affair,' a stunning World War I novel.

  • Open Book: A Hidden Tragedy

    The Up Stairs Lounge fire in New Orleans takes its place in the history of civil rights and gay liberation—and in a new book by Robert W. Fieseler.

  • Open Book: In This Debut Novel, 'Tangerine' is No Fruit

    Morocco holds a lot of space in the imagination of writers, readers, and visitors—and continues to in Christine Mangan’s debut novel, 'Tangerine,' about two young women who reconnect and come to grief in 1956 Tangier.

  • Open Book: Shanghaied in Shanghai

    Paul French's 'City of Devils' spins a cautionary tale of gambling, dope, and vice in 1930s and ’40s Shanghai.

  • Open Book: Under the Sicilian Sun

    The charming first entry in Mario Giordano’s mystery series, 'Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions,' features a lusty Bavarian of a certain age.

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