Fiction.

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“If you like writing that is so spare it glows of compressed energy and stories that often turn out to be combustible then your next visit to the bookstore should be for a Guilt tr

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“In addition to a cast of well developed yet mentally unstable characters that enhance a fantastically horrifying plot, Blackbirds possesses a natural progression that doesn’t rely on conve

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“Bruce Sterling has managed to pen a delivery vessel for a futuristic, anarchistic, dystopian idea of human potential.

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The trick of the young adult novel is one of illusion.

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“. . . that the author takes this niche subject and makes from it a tale with universal appeal is proof that Lysley Tenorio is a major new literary talent. . . .

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“Ms. Ivey’s debut novel is a triumph—a splendid retelling of a familiar tale that glows with the intensity of the northern lights and generates its own magic.

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“To Ms. Spencer-Fleming’s credit, she doesn’t have an easy answer to give—no one gets an easy out.

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“There’s no need to tell an abbreviation of Walter Mosley’s story here. If the reader wants a complicated and well-told mystery, it’s here.

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“This story of a young girl’s survival could easily be overly sentimental, but never is. The promise of this memoir’s early pages and what lingers when the story is finished is Ms.

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“Ms. Tyler’s plainspoken prose, rich character development and keen eye for the essential goodness of human beings continue to serve her, and us, well. Even the sound of a doorbell . . .

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“The tale of Mr g is about the creation (and the end) of the universe.

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“For a narrow niche of readers, Boarded Windows could be that once-in-a-generation revelatory depiction of an under-explored subculture—in this case, the Northern Plains slacker-in

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“Charlie Newton’s second thriller is as brilliant as his much awarded Calumet City.

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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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“This tender, coming of age debut novel is seasoned throughout with similes and metaphors, adding spice to the characters and the description of this scenic yet secluded setting.

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“In this story the author captures the chaotic life of most children and their parents.

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“Creative and inviting, Incarnate offers a new concept into the young adult genre, now overflowing with paranormal and fantasy titles.

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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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“As a fairy tale, Taft 2012: A Novel is a welcome tonic to the bottomless cynicism that can consume our politics.

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“A Quiet Vendetta is highly recommended for readers interested in the psychological makeup and motivation behind the actions of both the hunter and his prey.

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“The writing in Start Shooting is crisp, the dialogue excellent. The street vernacular and cop speak is right on.

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