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“requires concentration, but the rewards are worth the effort. Highly recommended.”

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Among the Ten Thousand Things is praise-worthy. Stunningly written . . .”

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“The rules of the brunch were short and sweet: Ladies had to wear hats, no photographs or photographers were allowed, and it didn’t matter if you were in a Phantom Drophead or a corporate limousine

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Richard Kadrey’s seventh novel in his urban fantasy Sandman Slim series puts his protagonist, James Stark, right into the thick of a yet another possible end of the world event: the attempted murde

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"A very old woman stands at the bottom of a very steep hill. It's Voting Day, she's an American, and by God, she is going to vote. Lillian is her name."

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A group of 70-something friends, determined to check items off their bucket lists, get together one night to skinny dip in the backyard pool.

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It takes guts to write a novel entitled A Cure for Suicide. It takes guts to read it.

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“a stimulating thinking-person’s read . . .”

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“. . . a mystery starting out small and building to a large and fiery climax.”

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In a nation of immigrants, at a time when immigration is the hot topic, it is refreshing to read a novel in which hyphenated Americans have a chance, without political scrutiny, to express the tug

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Three-dimensional chess barely conveys the multiple levels, breadth, and ambition that comprise Book of Numbers, Joshua Cohen’s epic of the Internet age and fourth novel.

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What's the best cure for a man who hates the mountains? Send him to the mountains. What's the best cure for a misanthrope? Send him to live with other people.

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“Sometimes the world tells you to do something new.”

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Mia Couto is a prize-winning writer living in Maputo, Mozambique, where he practices as a biologist. He writes in Portuguese and is well known in Portuguese speaking literary circles.

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“perfect for young children just learning America’s history, long-time history buffs, and readers who love a stroll down memory lane . . .”

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment first appeared in 1866, serialized monthly in The Russian Messenger.

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“a compelling read, an unflinching exploration of one of life’s most inexplicable horrors.” 

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“a perfect summer read.”

The Sweetheart Deal is a solid first novel by Polly Dugan, which in spite of the sweetness of the title, never strays toward sappiness.

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A good yarn often happens over a good meal. With the right food and a glass of fine wine, people talk.

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“This is a novel for the bold of heart.”

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Practice makes perfect, as evidenced by the latest by Peter Lovesey novel—number 15 in the Peter Diamond crime series, and more than 30 books altogether.

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There is nothing little about this book including its emotional impact.

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How does a little Egyptian boy who comes from a family of "tomb robbers" get a chance to participate in an archaeological dig to find King Tut's tomb? 

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“All the right foundation stones are there on which to build a solid series.”

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“moving and deeply beautiful art illustrating stories of risk, choices, loss and life.”

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