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The best fiction this week


Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

“House of Spies,” by Daniel Silva. Israeli art restorer and spy, Gabriel Allon hunts down a shadowy ISIS terrorist.

“A Gentleman in Moscow,” by Amor Towles. In 1922, a Russian count is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel for the rest of his life.

“The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide,” by Chris Colfer. Fairy tale characters and the human world collide.

“The Force,” by Don Winslow. A dirty New York cop on the force’s gang unit crosses the line.

“Camino Island,” by John Grisham (Doubleday: $28.95) A Florida bookstore owner, a struggling novelist and a heist from Princeton on a collision course.

“The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,” by Arundhati Roy. An intergenerational story of love and hope that crosses the Indian subcontinent.

“Do Not Become Alarmed,” by Maile Meloy. Two American families on a holiday cruise lose their children when they go ashore in Central America.