Cover of 'The House in Smyrna'

‘The House in Smyrna’, by Tatiana Salem Levy

A teasing novel about a Brazilian woman’s search for her Turkish roots. Review by Suzi Feay

Cover of 'The Dust that Falls from Dreams'

‘The Dust that Falls from Dreams’, by Louis de Bernières

The author segues from the horrors of war to the joys of early aviation in his latest novel. Review by Sue Gaisford

Front cover of ‘Our Souls at Night’, by Kent Haruf

‘Our Souls at Night’, by Kent Haruf

A final novel that quietly celebrates the joys of everyday life. Review by Francesca Wade

Front cover of ‘Hunters in the Dark’, by Lawrence Osborne

‘Hunters in the Dark’, by Lawrence Osborne

A novel in which the hapless hero goes badly astray in Cambodia. Review by Harriet Fitch Little

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‘Book of Numbers’, by Joshua Cohen

Cohen’s new book combines corporate drama with a sprawling meditation on life in the internet age. Review by Julius Purcell

‘When the Doves Disappeared’, by Sofi Oksanen

A novel that explores life in a country pummelled by one invader after another. Review by Paul Gould

‘Seveneves’, by Neal Stephenson

Review by James Lovegrove

‘Tightrope’, by Simon Mawer

The follow-up to ‘The Girl Who Fell from the Sky’ recalls vintage le Carré. Review by Michael Prodger

Illustration by Simon Pemberton
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Milan Kundera’s ‘The Festival of Insignificance’

Simon Schama reviews the Czech author’s first novel for more than a decade

Illustration of a house by Tom Clohosy Cole
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‘This House is Not for Sale’, by EC Osondu

A novel set in Nigeria deftly combines the swiftness of the folk tale with the sparseness of the American short story. Review by Hedley Twidle