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“How to Ruin a Queen and the Diamond Necklace Affair is a book that can be read again and again, each reading providing another layer of understanding.”
“Kamm calls on his vast experience with the L.A. County Fire Department . . . to insert the reader into the midst of all the action. . . .
“Ultimately, Chan shows that family, marriages, and friendships involve devotion, work, and the willingness to heal the past in order to save them.”
“The Miniaturist is a novel that could easily be read again and again, with awe and surprise stemming not just from the story, but from the author’s brilliant writing and her abili
“F cuts to the chase with impatience and too rapidly presents the solution to its own enigma. Haste makes waste, as the saying goes. True in life, true in literature.”
“Ultimately, bravery, love and hope are celebrated in The Fifty-First State, a state that is imagined, a state in which a better life is possible.”
“Greenstein weaves a story of past and present in a way that creates a sense of timelessness.”
“Mr. Sandford expertly uses historical and archival material to make Kennedy's and Macmillan's Special Relationship come to life.”
“. . . so jarringly poetic and heroic in their raw power you’ll want to read them more than once.”
“Botticelli’s Bastard is a delightful story, a fantasy revealing the extremes of human nature as well as the depths of emotion possession of a work of art may evok
“Engaging and true to life, Butternut Summer offers a story not limited just to a beach read.”
“Javier Cercas is a seasoned polisher of Spain’s recent past, taking a single event or memory and rubbing at it and peeling away the dust of myth that has
“The Scatter Here Is Too Great is a book about complicated topics presented via complicated narrative. . . .
“Bausch rushes us to a conclusion that is neither convincing nor artistic. He lost his way.”
“Written in the first person, sharing intimate details and emotions, Cancel the Wedding draws the reader into the sequence of events as though this is our own story.
“Marc Krulewitch has done a marvelous job in introducing this trilogy.
“. . . we all miss the Wild West: Cruller Heaven, Chet’s best pal Iggy, and Bernie’s son Charlie. . . . Let’s go home.”
“As it is, Lay it on my Heart is an excellent work, and Angela Pneuman reveals herself to be among the best of her generation.”
“Writers of memoirs and of poetry who refer to real people in their work, sometimes changing details to get at the deeper, emotional truths of a situation, have a narrow fence to walk. . .
“. . . a thriller. . . on the lengths men will go to in order to possess something intangible: the creation of beauty . . .”
“Set in the shadowy atmosphere of bayou country, where alligators prowl and cypress trees squat knee-deep in swamp water, Kimberley Griffiths Little’s exciting book gives us a spunky heroin
“The Major’s Daughter is a slice of wartime life, beautifully poised to be a favorite of readers who have nostalgia for the era and a feeling for the intricate dance between societ
“Although Back Channel is about thwarting the Cuban Missile Crisis, it is also about Margo navigating U.S. racial dynamics of the 1960s.”
“The Angel of Losses is recommended to nerdy (in the best sense of the word) secular Jewish and philo-Semitic readers whose genre interests include the confluence of contemporary a