Fiction

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“. . . we all miss the Wild West: Cruller Heaven, Chet’s best pal Iggy, and Bernie’s son Charlie. . . . Let’s go home.”

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“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.”

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“. . . a thriller. . . on the lengths men will go to in order to possess something intangible: the creation of beauty . . .”

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“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

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“Although Back Channel is about thwarting the Cuban Missile Crisis, it is also about Margo navigating U.S. racial dynamics of the 1960s.”

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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

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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

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“In the past, mass violation of privacy was technically difficult but now is easy. . . .

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“. . . hopefully, with the cold, dark days of winter soon upon us, Emma Straub will huddle up next to the radiator and return to the literature that is in her blood.”

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David Rosenfelt is an award-winning writer who masterfully combines Grisham-like courtroom scenes with James Herriot’s love of dogs.”

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While Evans and Reid explore such concepts as sustainable and participatory development in reference to the poor south, the book’s curatorial perspective is decidedly West

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In The Infinitesimals, Kasischke stares relentlessly at illness, oblivion, suffering, magical thinking, mercy, kindness . . . at life.

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Mark SaFranko is a master storyteller who never shies away from the darkest themes of guilt and retribution.

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“In The Orpheus Descent, Harper uses his novelist’s skills to plausibly recreate time and place—his settings in ancient Italy and Greece are strong—as are his characters, including

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“Zimler’s character development is electrifying, and his plot rolls along ever faster into the depths of fear.

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“That there is a fascinating story to tell is indisputable. That Ms. Mills does a good job putting across the information she’s been given is also completely clear.

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The Heiresses by Sara Shepard is bad—bad, bad, bad, about as bad as any novel I’ve ever not read beyond the first two or three pages.”

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“The tale is interesting, captivating, and suspenseful.

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“. . . a feat worth celebrating, and . . . a book worth reading—if only for the writer’s charm and way with words.”

“I had a life. Now I have a situation.”

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“The book is a treasure; the photographs are a trove of fashion’s past and a chronicle of times gone by.”

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“In Don’t Try to Find Me, Brown, a practicing family therapist, offers a nuanced portrayal of the complex dance of marriage and familial relations.”

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“This volume, like its predecessors, can be read for sheer joy of the prose.

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“For some readers the science of Red Joan will resonate; for others, the politics will hold their interest; othe

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“All in all, though, One Plus One is a breezy summer read in the vein of Little Miss Sunshine, light and entertaining as long as one is content with unrealistic situations

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