Fiction.

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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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“Take a bow, Mr. Stashower, you’ve earned it.”

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“An engaging read with well-developed characters . . .”

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“. . . a slapdash effort . . .”

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“. . . rich in history, steeped in family tradition, and full of emotion—a lesson in practiced elegance.”

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“The authors have mastered the skill of pacing . . .”

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“. . . masterful . . . the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ of mysteries.”

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“. . . sit up and notice. A supremely intelligent novel, masterfully created with a telling hand and unique voice . . .”

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“Mark Haddon is a talented novelist who knows how to create sympathetic, fallible, fumbling, well meaning, real characters . . .”

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“The 13th Target will create a host of new fans for the author. . . . a winning formula.”

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“. . . a granny’s quilt. . . . fascinating and realistic.”

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“. . . the authors fall down in this book. Nurse Bess Crawford is too saintly a figure.”

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“a captivating voice . . . acute observations . . . bullet-speed pace . . . masterfully created . . .”

Mom always said, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” Mom also said to never tell a lie. Sometimes, Mom, it’s impossible to do one without the other.

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“These stories torment readers with the possibilities and unfulfilled potential . . .”

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“. . . undeniably a talented writer, Mr. Sasson’s stories differ wildly in quality from the excellent . . . to the melodramatic . . .”

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“. . . part family saga, part space opera, and part DaVinci Code thriller.”

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“. . . an engaging, rewarding, and sometimes lyrical search for a lost time.”

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“The Rock Star in Seat 3A will not, in and of itself, convince the Pulitzer committee that a prize is due in 2012, but a good time will be had by all.”

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“Second Person Singular is a complicated sonata of voices and identities, translating the identity politics of Palestinians in Israel . . .”

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“A delightful book for summer reading.”

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“. . . totally addictive . . . Powerful and not to be missed, Strong Vengeance is the best Caitlin Strong book yet.”

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“Ms. Barbieri’s writerly sense of whimsy and retrospection implies that anyone can work through adversity to happiness—if only the volition is present.”

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