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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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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“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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“Because of their bold decision to wander the globe in search of adventure, ‘We are healthier, happier, and more in touch with our world and our own selves.’”

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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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“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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“‘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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“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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I Never Knew That About New York is magical on account of its cumulative nature.

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“Anne Perry writes with great assurance about these Victorians stuck in their notions of how to behave, how desperate they are to maintain their superiority—and how little all that will mea

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