Fiction

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“Strong as Steel is an over-written splatterfest that may be fine for the shoot-’em-up crowd . . .

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“Lansdale delivers another exciting East Texas action thriller that will satisfy his many fans, while whetting their appetite for adventures with Hap and Leonard. Well done, Mr.

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“Guestbook is best appreciated as a portable art installation. The book is enigmatic at every turn, but gorgeously realized.

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“[T]his sequel to The Big Empty offers several days of literary entertainment. There’s plenty of action and the main characters are extremely likable.”

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“Emily Eternal is a fast-paced, well-written science fiction thriller . . .”

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“Hyde is a master at mining the emotional depths of her characters and bringing them out the other side.”

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“This novel may be a ghost story with more than a tinge of the Gothic, but in the end it’s actually a story of near-obsessive love.”

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“Only when Isabel finally learns the truth about her mother’s past will she be able to . . . move forward with her own life.

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“Doctorow would have been better served to render his ideas as essays, so that he could give them the complexity they deserve, and release his barely realized characters from their politica

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“Serious Moonlight succeeds in its story mission.”

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“The Poison Bed is a riveting retelling of history.”

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“Veteran novelist Timothy Jay Smith knows how to spin an interesting tale.”

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Every woman wants the perfect man, and Celeste Jones believes she has this with Emerson Willis. Not only is he handsome, but he's a cop, so his standards must be high, right?

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“Entertaining and easy to read, this book offers serious reflection on the hazards of online dating for those not fully prepared for the risks involved while affording readers another chanc

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Ardent was the word that Joshua Speed, Abraham Lincoln’s best friend, used to describe Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd.

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Machines Like Me is the result of very special literary brain, the master of all he turns his writing to, fantasying deep into our imagination, a novelist with the ability to turn complex

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“The Summer Cottage is not only a lighthearted read about a woman discovering her authentic self, but it also offers a glimpse into coastal Michigan's history with

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Katie Ellis, who is divorcing her cheating husband Eric, is shocked when he brings his "friend" to the lawyer's office.

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“Intertwined in the two narratives is a pattern of betrayals, secrets and lies—sometimes well-meant, sometimes conflicted, sometimes for sheer self-preservation, but almost always with pain

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The stories in Ha Seong-Nan’s Flowers of Mold are an acquired taste. Fortunately, taste for them can be developed awfully fast.

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“well worth reading; however, readers should be prepared for the breadth of the stories and the occasionally problematic sexual encounters.”

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Rocky Mountain National Park Ranger Tim McIntyre thinks best when he’s fly-fishing. The best scenes in this book are when he does exactly that.

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“The Damascus Road might be read as a parable of our own times with its mad men, visionaries, true believers, and pagans . . .”

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“Sometimes agreeing to be friends and roommates is the family structure that will be the most emotionally successful . . .”

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“The Yellow Suitcase is truly a touching glimpse through a multicultural window into what would otherwise be a very private world.”

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