Fiction

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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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“Petterson’s language is immaculate.”

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a very fun read from beginning to end . . . never lags . . . extremely inventive . . . playful . . .”

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They can pretend to be worms, butterflies, snails, and any other creature that captures their imaginations.”

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Times have changed in the quarter century since Lesléa Newman first published Heather Has Two Mommies. Twenty-five years ago Newman could not find a publisher for the book.

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“sharp and in perfect pitch. Overall, Oates exhibits extremely fine authorial control, showing her puppet-master’s strings only when she wants.”

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Harlan Coben is the bestselling author of 16 previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Long Lost and Hold Tight. He is the winner of the Edgar Award, t

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Author Joakim Zander’s writing style in The Swimmer is difficult to describe.

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The Golden Age pulp magazine Weird Tales wasn’t a pulp that featured cowboys or detectives or men with rocket-packs on its covers. It had odd, scary things on its covers.

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Early in this novel, when Poxl West—the putative author of this supposed World War II memoir—is giving a book reading, an audience member asks, “Mr.

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Darlene Hardison once led a happy life. She married Nat, the man she loved since college and they owned Mount Hope Grocery, a local general store in tiny segregated town of Orvis, Louisiana.

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In this enticing historical novel about the French designer Coco Chanel, Edith Piaf meets Maria Duenas’s heroine in the well-received and compelling 2014 novel, The Time In Between.

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“Khadra’s didacticism ruins this book and leaves the novel bereft of his previously demonstrated literary power.”

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“an old story of injustice brought creatively to new life by an award-winning writer.”

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“a short, funny and rather disturbing novel . . .”

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“recommended to readers who enjoy interior prose and psychological literary fiction.”

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“an entertaining appetizer as fans await J. J. Abrams’ commandeering of the series with Episode VII: The Force Awakens . . .”

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“amazing . . . original and experimental . . .”

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Leaving Berlin is a novel of big ideas—historical, psychological, sociological—if also rather sizeable flaws.”

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“I come not to praise The Buried Giant, but to bury it. Alas.”

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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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