Fiction.

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“Linda Urbach preserves the integrity of a classic, while adding another sparkling gem to the literary crown.”

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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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“While some famous authors seem to go downhill later in their career, getting lazy or sloppy, Ms. Roberts has improved over time, getting better at character development . . .”

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“Noir is not easy to write—and nearly impossible to do successfully in the first-person POV— especially when you know from the very first ‘I’ that the hero(ine) will survive, strangling

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“Morgan is an enduring character and one that deserves to be around for a long time to come. If he remains in Mr. Collins’ capable hands he no doubt shall.”

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“This review’s brief synopsis cannot possibly convey the novel’s wealth of detail and interconnected plot elements that demand attentive reading. . . .

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“. . . curiosity, that powerful driver of discovery, is only as valuable as what it turns up.

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“Adults and scholars will find much to enjoy both in the editor’s insightful introductory essay and in her concise, interesting biographies of the artists. . . .

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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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“that is exactly what Daniel Woodrell is: a storyteller, first and foremost.

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“Ms. Muller’s plotting is masterful, with her sure-footed, economical storytelling—even with the changes of narrator from chapter to chapter—supporting the plot as it glides easily along.

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“In this absorbing debut tale of excess and entertainment, the truth of both the music business and the artists themselves screams out from every page—testament not only to Mr.

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The Plot Against Hip Hop is a quick-moving murder mystery that educates its audience on Hip Hop’s pioneer generation along the way.

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“The action, indeed the story, seems like it takes place another world, distancing the reader from the reading experience—the opposite of what you want in a thriller.

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“So I will say it in simple language: Buy this book. Read this book. It is masterful. It is one of the best short story collections published this year.

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“Reminiscent of John Saul’s creepy, brainy novels, The Night Strangers is a psychological thriller overflowing with horror and suspense.

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A series of prose vignettes, an extended verse poem and a sequence of short meditations form the three sections of this bilingual collection.

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“The laced-up spinster and fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants bad boy is often seen in romance, but rarely with the depth of character and growth displayed here.

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“There is much to like about Lizard World, but the book ultimately resembles the spliced creatures that inhabit its narrative: It is an uncomely hybrid less than the sum of its par

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“Mr. Frazier’s writing is so fine it needs to be savored. These people are as unique as all human beings are; not one of them can be wholly admired or detested.

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“. . . with Star Gazing, Ms Gillard has undoubtedly created a thinking-woman’s romance that lingers in the memory long after the last page has been turned.”

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“The Mere Future reads like a modernized Candide by Voltaire crossed with Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

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“Sad Monsters crackles with wit, irony, and sarcasm.

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“A Discworld book is not simply a publication, it’s a universally celebrated event. And my goodness, what an event we are invited to in Snuff.

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“Wyatt is a fast-paced thriller with more action than a Bruce Willis’ movie, and a bigger knockout punch than Rocky.

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