Relationships

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Encircling, the brilliantly structured first novel of a trilogy by Norwegian author Carl Frode Tiller, seamlessly translated by Barbara J.

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Alice Simpson’s debut novel promises to be an interesting read [but] Ballroom doesn’t quite deliver on the promise.”

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“. . . an enjoyable read.”

Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan have what one might delicately describe as a “complicated” relationship.

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“Reading In the Bag is like taking a bite of fluffy pink cotton candy . . . Stash it in a beach bag for a quick, weightless summer read.”

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Inside touches on the complicated interdependency of divergent personalities, creating an authentic and empathetic read.”

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“. . . circus peanuts, pure and simple. . . . incredibly capable of generating a cheap buzz.”

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“Phases of Gravity is quiet, reflective, and intelligent, undoubtedly well written . . .”

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“Like our protagonist, we hope to soar to new heights, to conquer our fears, to land where we belong.

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“Edmund White who wrote The Beautiful Room Is Empty. Edmund White who gave us A Boy’s Own Story as well. It is as if he owes it to us to always excel.

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“Ultimately, The Marriage Plot is very much a moral tale while at the same time being a literary romp through 80s-style sex, love, and marriage.

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“The Twoweeks is written by a veteran author who is not trying to dazzle with literary showmanship but with intimate storytelling.”

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“Richard Paul Evans is a masterful writer who gets to the heart of friendship, family relationships, betrayal, and acceptance, making Lost December a heartfelt tale that is sure to

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“Delightfully entertaining with a killing sense of humor, Practical Jean: A Novel is worthy contender for Book of The Year. You’ll love it to death.”

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“The subject matter of Call Me When You Land might seem dark and depressing, but it’s not. It’s funny and human and real.

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“Toward the end of the novel there is a gutsy shift in narrative tone that lends the ending a sense of closure.

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“. . . don’t be put off by the magic and sorcery. If you like noir and hard-boiled mysteries, you might want to give Low Town a chance.