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‘Happiest People in the World’: Just a madcap comic satire about Islamofascism
When a Danish cartoonist offends Islamic terrorists, the CIA gives him a new identity in a small U.S. town.
 
Book review: ‘The Boston Girl,’ by Anita Diamant
(The Washington Post, December 9, 2014; 5:04 PM)
 
Book review: ‘How to Be Both,’ by Ali Smith
(The Washington Post, December 2, 2014; 5:15 PM)
 
Book review: ‘The Book of Strange New Things,’ by Michel Faber
(The Washington Post, November 25, 2014; 6:15 PM)
 
Book review: ‘A Map of Betrayal,’ by Ha Jin
(The Washington Post, November 18, 2014; 4:44 PM)
 
Book review: ‘All My Puny Sorrows,’ by Miriam Toews
(The Washington Post, November 10, 2014; 9:09 PM)
 
Nuruddin Farah’s ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ wrestles with grand political, social themes
(The Washington Post, November 4, 2014; 5:15 PM)
 
‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets
(The Washington Post, October 21, 2014; 6:41 PM)
 
Book review: ‘J,’ by Howard Jacobson, is a chilling tale of our anti-Semitic future
(The Washington Post, October 14, 2014; 9:02 PM)
 
Colm Tóibín’s ‘Nora Webster’: A masterful portrait of a grieving woman finding herself
(The Washington Post, October 7, 2014; 10:48 PM)
 
Marilynne Robinson’s ‘Lila:’ an exquisite novel of spiritual redemption and love
(The Washington Post, September 30, 2014; 5:45 PM)
 
In Hunt’s ‘Neverhome,’ natural poetry from a young wife who fights for the Union
(The Washington Post, September 23, 2014; 6:03 PM)
 
Review: ‘A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing,’ by Eimear McBride
(The Washington Post, September 16, 2014; 4:16 PM)
 
In Joseph O’Neill’s ‘The Dog,’ a depressed lawyer in Dubai won’t stop talking
(The Washington Post, September 9, 2014; 5:37 PM)
 
Review: ‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan puts beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses on trial
(The Washington Post, September 2, 2014; 5:18 PM)
 
Review: ‘The Bone Clocks,’ by David Mitchell
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2014; 6:49 PM)
 
Review: ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North,’ by Richard Flanagan
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2014; 5:46 PM)
 
Review: ‘Before, During, After,’ by Richard Bausch
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2014; 5:10 PM)
 
‘The Spark and the Drive,’ by Wayne Harrison
(The Washington Post, August 5, 2014; 4:53 PM)
 
‘Tigerman,’ by Nick Harkaway
(The Washington Post, July 29, 2014; 6:27 PM)
 
‘Panic in a Suitcase,’ by Yelena Akhtiorskaya
(The Washington Post, July 22, 2014; 7:02 PM)
 
‘How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky,’ by Lydia Netzer
(The Washington Post, July 15, 2014; 7:21 PM)
 
Book review: ‘High as the Horses’ Bridles,’ by Scott Cheshire
(The Washington Post, July 8, 2014; 7:57 PM)
 
Sue Miller’s ‘The Arsonist,’ reviewed by Ron Charles
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2014; 8:53 PM)
 
Book review: ‘The Rise & Fall of Great Powers,’ by Tom Rachman
(The Washington Post, June 10, 2014; 5:59 PM)
 
‘Fourth of July Creek,’ by Smith Henderson
(The Washington Post, June 3, 2014; 6:08 PM)
 
‘An Untamed State,’ by Roxane Gay
(The Washington Post, May 27, 2014; 6:53 PM)
 
Book World: ‘To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,’ by Joshua Ferris
(The Washington Post, May 13, 2014; 5:38 PM)
 
Bret Anthony Johnston’s ‘Remember Me Like This,’ reviewed by Ron Charles
(The Washington Post, May 6, 2014; 5:54 PM)
 
Book World: Michael Cunningham’s heavenly style rules in ‘The Snow Queen’
(The Washington Post, April 29, 2014; 5:17 PM)
 
‘Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932,’ by Francine Prose
(The Washington Post, April 22, 2014; 6:07 PM)
 
Maggie Shipstead’s ‘Astonish Me,’ reviewed by Ron Charles
(The Washington Post, April 15, 2014; 6:19 PM)
 
Book World: Peter Matthiessen’s ‘In Paradise’
(The Washington Post, April 5, 2014; 10:18 PM)
 
Ayelet Waldman’s ‘Love and Treasure,’ reviewed by Ron Charles
(The Washington Post, April 1, 2014; 6:46 PM)
 
‘Frog Music,’ by Emma Donoghue
(The Washington Post, March 25, 2014; 4:58 PM)
 
David Grand’s ‘Mount Terminus,’ reviewed by Ron Charles
(The Washington Post, March 18, 2014; 5:45 PM)
 
Amy Greene’s ‘Long Man,’ reviewed by Ron Charles
(The Washington Post, March 11, 2014; 5:54 PM)
 
Book review: ‘All Our Names,’ by Dinaw Mengestu
(The Washington Post, March 4, 2014; 6:44 PM)
 
Book World: ‘Boy, Snow, Bird,’ by Helen Oyeyemi, is a tale of edgy enchantment
(The Washington Post, February 25, 2014; 6:09 PM)
 
‘A Burnable Book,’ by Bruce Holsinger
(The Washington Post, February 18, 2014; 7:09 PM)
 
‘The Book of Jonah,’ by Joshua Max Feldman
(The Washington Post, February 11, 2014; 4:37 PM)
 
Review: ‘Dust,’ by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
(The Washington Post, February 4, 2014; 5:59 PM)
 
‘This Dark Road to Mercy,’ by Wiley Cash
(The Washington Post, January 28, 2014; 8:01 PM)
 
‘Orfeo,’ by Richard Powers
(The Washington Post, January 21, 2014; 6:17 PM)
 
‘Andrew’s Brain,’ by E.L. Doctorow: A wandering mind in search of a plot
(The Washington Post, January 13, 2014; 7:36 PM)
 
Fiction: ‘On Such a Full Sea,’ by Chang-rae Lee
(The Washington Post, January 7, 2014; 4:16 PM)
 
‘Radiance of Tomorrow,’ by Ishmael Beah
(The Washington Post, December 31, 2013; 4:20 PM)
 
Book World: ‘The Empty Chair’ and ‘Vatican Waltz’
(The Washington Post, December 24, 2013; 5:50 PM)
 
‘The Apartment,’ by Greg Baxter
(The Washington Post, December 17, 2013; 6:14 PM)
 
‘Rustication,’ by Charles Palliser
(The Washington Post, December 3, 2013; 6:34 PM)