Fiction

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The characters in Alison Stine's new novel, her second, have names like Trillium, Rattlesnake Master, Shanghai, Miami, and Coral, a young woman who was abandoned by her mother and who has lost her

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“From the first page, As the Wicked Watch, told in first person through the eyes of Jordan Manning, straps readers in and takes them on a breathless and bumpy ‘whodunit’ ride that

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That Jonathan Franzen has large ambitions as an author is not news. Nor is it news that his success has been large.

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“Stine’s writing is clear, unadorned, and honest yet electrifying, much like her characters, and the story is a pleasure to read.”

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Trauma can have long-term and devastating effects on one’s mind, body, and spirit. In Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s novel Savage Tongues, the author explores the aftermath of trauma.

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At age 50, Amberrose Murphy lives the good life as a meteorologist in Palm Springs, California.

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For mystery readers looking for an entertaining read with a character who is off the beaten path, Grave Reservations will be a pleasing entry.”

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“Colleen Cambridge has done her homework on English society and provides us with a clear picture of her characters, where they live, and how they act.”

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Tasha Jenkins is somewhat lonely, residing in a studio apartment in Vista Peak, Colorado, with her cat, Milo, and many debts mounting.

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“Silverview is a gift to scholars, aficionados of the genre, and readers at large eager for one last look at the creative mind of an acknowledged master.”

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“For those familiar with Williams' work, her latest short story collection How High?—That High is more of the same: oft-perplexing, oft-illuminating.”

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How many people do not live with some regret or the desire to have done things differently? It is 1995, and 15-year-old Maggie Dawes believes she lives in the shadow of her older sister, Morgan, wh

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Piret Raud is back! Readers may recall Raud’s The Ear (reviewed here in February 2019), a darling story about an ear that specializes in listening.

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Marked Man presents strong writing, interesting crimes, evocative settings, dark realities, and diverse, plausible characters.”

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“‘Every private eye from Sherlock Holmes to Matt Scudder needs a line into the factory. Sam Spade had his tame sergeant, Tom Polhaus.

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Innovative British author Anthony Horowitz is up to his usual intertextual antics in A Line to Kill, a sequel to The Word Is Murder and The Sentence Is Death.

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Once Upon a Wardrobe tells the story of the inspirational threads author C. S. Lewis wove together in his 1950 fantasy novel for children, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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“What author Kalani Pickhart has achieved is a novel that is at once tragic and beautiful.”

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"Our research has proved that the chicken came not just before the egg, but before anything else in the known universe."

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“the suspenseful action and Hausman’s engaging prose make Sleepless worth the effort.”

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In this debut, Huisman has already given her readers a richly textured portrait of an enthralling woman you might love as a dinner companion—but never as your mother.”

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“Beard’s writing brings the premise of each chapter to life, allowing the reader to become the protagonist of the moment, experiencing the situation in which she finds herself.”

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“Strout, once again, demonstrates that she certainly knows human nature.”

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Web-design expert Lindy Carmichael is trying hard to prove herself with a project assigned at her company Media Blast.

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“Archer proves once again that he is a creative storyteller who moves his tale without distractions or asides that create diversions.

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