Fiction

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“Living . . . is not made up of details, but rather of highlights.”

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The Orphan Sky adroitly marries Cold War history with intrigue and young love.”

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“The algorithm was the equivalent of giving the world a blood test, taking its temperature, assessing its mood.”

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“McCarthy uses his intelligence, wit, and skill to lead us deeper into the networks of the contemporary.”

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“a big investment, but one that will pay off with years of pleasure.”

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Ndibe is a writer’s writer, and this book is a lesson in the art of the novel.”

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Impulse is the first in a new military scifi series from Dave Bara, following the adventures of Lt. Peter Cochrane as he oversteps his bounds and eventually saves the day.

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It is not unusual for adoptees to wonder about the biological parent(s) who gave them up.

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Dead Wake is a masterfully researched, engrossing, and evocative book . . .”

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“silly people and situations, ending in improbable hearts and flowers. Unfortunate, indeed.”

“There is power in beauty. That’s the tragedy of it.”

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Of Child's many gifts, perhaps the greatest is her ability to imbue her characters with unforgettable voices.”

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“a beautifully written, stand-out debut . . .”

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“a solid, entertaining story every time while demonstrating that good really can win against evil.”

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“the work of a professional at the top of his game.”

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There are books that make us feel intensely and others that make us think deeply; one that does both is Gail Hareven’s opalescent and psychologically complex eleventh novel Lies, First Person

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“a winning combination from an expert storycrafter.”

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“astoundingly direct, thrilling, and well-written. If there’s any justice in the publishing world, this should be an award contender.”

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“a depth of feeling. A quiet passion. Many believe that Jim Harrison is one of our greatest living writers. No argument here.”

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“a force to be reckoned with among its genre.”

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“The problem with asking questions is that you can’t control all the answers. Life is like that. Especially for you and me.”

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“Filled with authentic factual information, The Devil You Know contains its own fictional spin to produce a totally riveting novel.”

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“There is no such thing as a bad Nick Hornby book, but this will likely be remembered as one of his lesser novels.”

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“a political thriller, complete with a vicious dictator, a bloody coup, the ascendance of an even more murderous dictator, and resulting grave danger to a main character.”

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“There was something really interesting going on somewhere just beyond the edges of what our eyes could see.”

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“In Girl Before a Mirror, Liza Palmer has taken a lovely look at post-feminist womanhood in which the desire to be accepted for who and what one might be is not a given.”

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