Coming of Age

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“an enjoyable feast of nostalgia coupled with the poignant joi de vivre of the teenaged male.”

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“All the twists and turns and deliberate obfuscation of characters names and identities and piled on bizarre coincidences in overly descriptive scenes, only add to the Byzantian complexity

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“Some novels . . . stay with us and haunt us . . . The Zero and the One is one of those tales.”

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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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“Brimming with acute observation and inspired prose, Mary Miller’s The Last Days of California is a blessing of a book.”

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“. . . the story of a struggling LGBT youth on a journey toward self-understanding. . . . a well-written and contemporary story.”

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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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“Engaging and inventive, Ebba and the Green Dresses of Olivia Gomez in a Time of Conflict and War is an ambitious and confident novel by Joan Tewkesbury, a veteran writer for stage

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“How the Mistakes Were Made is a fiercely affectionate rendering of that period right before the general public was hungry for the Nirvanas and the Pearl Jams—but hadn’t yet heard