Fiction

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“There are many volumes that discuss in almost excruciating depth players’ stats, off field antics, amazing plays, and endless facts about the game itself.

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My Lady of the Bog is a page-turner with a corpse we can fall in love with, runes we should have read, and a sword-hacked scholar in a carpeted study of prim, modern-day London.”

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Andrew Gross is a skilled storyteller, and he drives the tension to its climatic point, pulling the reader along.

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“Cremer delivers it all: intrigue, romance, dangerous adventures, imaginative machines, and perilous secrets. What more could anyone ask for? This is a delightful read.”

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Flash Boys is mandatory reading for anyone who has ever owned a share of stock or might do so in the future.

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“It is probably not fair to compare C. K.

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“At the end this wide-ranging, deep, and reflective collection reminds us that Shakespeare is, was and always will be, of the people and for the people.”

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Author Holly Black calls her Curse Workers series “mobster fantasy,” an unusual description for a most engaging trilogy. 

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“This is a great collection in the same way that Frank King and Dick Moore’s work on Gasoline Alley in the early sixties was beautiful.

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“Mona Simpson once again proves herself a master . . . when describing the double-edged sword of human affection . . .”

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“Often the prose often becomes functional, leaden—rhyming off lists, dates in history, naming streets—but this serves to accentuate the more lyrical passages, the flecks of gold glinting in

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“Elegantly written, with poise and control, each of the stories presented in this collection beg to be pondered with great care.

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“Did Thielen convince me that one sect of Christianity is better than another? The simple answer is no.

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“Alien Encounter is a chapter book with plenty of mystery, quirky characters, some chills, and on-target, male-skewed humor for the elementary school set.”

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“‘The ballet is the result of endless repetitions: uncounted rehearsals of acts, of scenes, of combinations, of steps,’ Shipstead writes. So, she seems to be saying, is life.”

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“McNear has created a sweet romance wrapped in several interesting storylines.

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“Fear not—let your eyes glaze over through the Latin-studded rose begats—and glean the tantalizing and titillating bits of history behind them that you won’t find in any school books.”

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“Author Lowell keeps the tension building from the start, accumulating information and supposition into a lovely layer cake of mystery.

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“His narrative feels alive. And satisfying, too. If not a feast, no famine, either. Recite his words aloud and a reader tastes them on lips, teeth, tongue. Yum.”

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“David Grand’s third novel, Mount Terminus, is written in luscious, erudite prose so dense his readers have no choice but to read it slowly.”

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“Zoe Fishman’s Driving Lessons is a sparkling comedy with a heart. . . . a delightful start to spring 2014 book releases!”

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Love and Treasure unfolds with the classic perfection of a rose: from exquisite bud opening to perfumed flower of delicate or vivid color made ir

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Such a long and detailed story, The Sweetheart Rules, chock full of lovers and their animals, is also full of romance in 304 pages, including the epilogue of Swee

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“. . . a passionate, psychologically astute romance with a hero and heroine who are both charmingly flawed. The pages practically turn themselves.”

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“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice . . .”

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