Fiction.

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Esther Friesner vividly reimagines the early life of Queen Himiko, fabled leader and sorceress of the Yayoi people of third century Japan in this latest story from her exciting and unique Princesse

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Discretion is intriguing, . . . leaves you wondering if the book is truly fiction—or not.”

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“This collection establishes Ms. Sigler as a leading chronicler of America’s smoldering Rust Belt underbelly. It is a pleasure to recommend this book.”

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“A perfectly timed novel of dystopian love . . . Smart, creative, and dazzling . . .”

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“The subject of same-sex marriages is tastefully handled in a manner preteens can understand and relate to.”

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“Three friends share their fears and secrets making More Like Her an intense contemporary novel of kinship—and learning the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fen

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Anne Blythe’s best friend Sarah is getting married. On top of that, Anne is coming off the most destructive of her generally unhealthy relationships—this one to a guy named Stuart.

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“. . . a wonderfully triumphant bit of storytelling.”

Hoka-hey! Larry Marder’s Beanworld is back!

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OK. So I feel like a lapsed Jew regarding what I am about to say. Or rather, scream:

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“Powerful, moving, and inspiring These Girls offers a look into the world of true female friendships . . .”

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“Anna Quindlen’s memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake is yet another example of the high quality of her writing and her effervescent personality—yet another literary reason for h

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“Russell Hill positively hits the mark.”

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The Book of Madness and Cures promises much but actually delivers little. . . . at least I think that’s a sex scene.

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“With works such as Isaac: A Modern Fable under his belt, Ivan Goldman may not be a ‘minor novelist’ for very much longer.”

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“Read Grave Mercy for the interesting view of history, the mysterious and absorbing religion of assassins, the adventure, the romance, the incredibly fine storytelling.

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“Royal Street is paranormal fantasy for readers who like to savor wry humor and vivid characters as much as dark magic.”

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“Janyce Stefan-Cole may not have had a tight hold on the reins in this novel, but there are numerous implied promises that there are stronger works waiting to roll off her keyboard.”

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“Amazingly, in weaving Charlotte Bronte’s beloved tome into the life of a modern day teenager, Eve Marie Mont has managed to create characters that believably embody dual roles in both sett

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“An authentic yet unique voice, Tony Black shows why he is leading the pack in British crime fiction today.

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“Mark Leyner is a take-no-prisoners author, one who challenges his readers to either keep up or give up, no apologies made.

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“While the story, like most crime novels, is focused on the who-done-it-and-how plotline, each scene has an emotional subtext that seeps into the reader’s heart and mind.

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“Ms. Black has created a deliciously dark and edgy world quite unlike anything else in today’s teen literature.

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“. . . beautifully expressive and so packed with movement and joy and color that you surely, positively, absolutely wish it would never end . . .

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“Infused with loads of personality, Lots of Bots! is packed with some of the most inventive (and useful—moms take note) robots a kid could ever need. . . .

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“David A. Carter adds to Seuss’s world-building by taking the author/illustrator’s ’tude and giving it the added dimension of 3-D. And Carter has surpassed himself here.

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