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a terrifically entertaining ride with great atmosphere, zany and original characters.”

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“We all need protecting, even if we don’t always know what from.”

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“If you are looking for a Thomas Hardy-like adventure story with profanity, pornography, and passion, you will find it . . .”

This is not a harmless story.

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Kate Atkinson is a brilliant novelist, an historian, a tease, a practical joker; she’s empathetic, adventuresome, erudite. By now she's also probably quite wealthy . . . and with good reason.

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“a classic tale of murder with enough twists and turns of plot to please a casual mystery reader . . .”

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“highly recommended for all readers, not just those interested in the Golden Age of British crime writing.”

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sweet, lighthearted fun with a nice multi-layered world to spend some time in.”

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“Readers who like classic whodunits immersed in location, along with development of complex characters, will enjoy this story.”

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As the dust of World War II appears in the rearview mirror of our memories, it takes a special book to explain the inner workings of the Washington, DC, establishment of the late 1930s/early 1940s

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“It’s likely that Atkinson is looking at another award winner with A God in Ruins.”

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“If you know you’re going to be around to see it, you look at the fate of the world differently.”

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“Wormwood is an intergalactic, inter-dimensional, immortal, happy-go-lucky larval worm-thing with a liking for fine stout, strippers, and most of the other vices planet Earth has on offer.

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Anyone who can figure love out is a genius.

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Katie Cotugno’s 99 Days is about 83 days too long.

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Images are so clear it’s hard to believe you’re not in the story yourself, and people are so well drawn you’d swear you know them personally.”

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"DeStefano’s page-turner of a book with its cliffhanger ending deserves its multiple starred reviews."

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“a fully realized and mature work of fiction . . .”

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“this book may be the trigger to inspire a child to learn more.”

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“an essential entry into DC’s ongoing Celebration series of anthologies.”

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To read this novel is to feel the wonder of life anew and to become, however momentarily, a better person.”

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David Meltzer is, in his late seventies, an institution as well as a poet.

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“Toni Morrison’s gorgeously written, riveting, poignant novel is her finest work since Beloved. . . . a stunning work.”

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“a satisfying read for the diehard fans out there that are well versed in the worlds of zombies and the end of the world as we know it.”

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In Pleasantville, Locke offers another compelling look at the complex layers of life in a historically black community near Houston, Texas. 

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The End of The End of Everything is the latest collection of short stories written by fiction author Dale Bailey.

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