Fiction

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Cowboy Graves lacks the wild ambition and gravity of Bolaño’s best work, but it’s still a tasty summation of his talents.”

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Jonathan Lee’s fourth novel, The Great Mistake, opens in slyly reportorial fashion, queuing up both a dense biographical backstory and a baffling murder: “The last attempt on the life of A

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“In a tumultuous time of instability and uncertainty, Nathan Harris brings to the foreground humanity’s aptitude for survival, compassion, and goodwill even in their darkest hour.”

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No one is innocent in the series A Chorus of Dragons. Even the protagonists in Jenn Lyons’ series have done terrible things in their pasts, killing, betraying, and abandoning others.

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Helen Oyeyemi’s craft improves with each successive novel.

“In a page-turning vicious and psychological death spiral, Hour of the Witch will surprise with plot twists and character arcs stunning in their visual details.”

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“A chilling tale of an abused child taught to become a killer, the girl who tried to save him, and the legacy he left behind.”

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“Whether Jim Shepard is a prophet or just a great writer with a clever concept, we’ll probably never really know.

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In the summer of 1981 came the New York Times’ article about “Forty-one homosexuals turning up in emergency rooms with a spectrum of mysterious and lethal symptoms.” Forty years later ther

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Haven Point, a small secluded coastal town in Maine, is where well-to-do families spend their summers to escape the heat from places such as Washington, D.C. and New York.

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“Deadly Delights moves along at warp speed, and just when the reader thinks s/he knows who the killer is, Walker throws a speed bump on the highway.”

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The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) is one of the latest additions to LyricPop’s collection of favorite song lyrics by renowned songwriters transformed into illustrated picture bo

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“Gilbert presents a good story, a fast read, and enough clues, red herrings, foreshadowings, and questions to keep the pages turning.”

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The Ghost Moths is an adventure story set in a fascinating part of the world by an author who knows it well. The metaphysical flavor adds to the intrigue.”

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“The truth about the bodies buried in the pineapple field will reveal a convoluted history of abuse, coercion, identity theft, and murder.”

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“A skillful blending of magic and mayhem, the supernatural with the mundane.

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A young, Black woman in Parsons, Georgia, raised by her grandmother and living somewhat contentedly in a community of God-fearing good folk comes of age in 1936, surrounded by a world built on slav

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The title of this book could have been Slow Burn, for that describes both the romance and the suspense elements of Nora Roberts’ new novel.

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Moon Camp is brilliantly implemented by Barry Gott as author and illustrator.”

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“With atmospheric writing and a literary bent, Palace of the Drowned is as much an exploration of the use of language and a study of the artistic experience, as it is a revelation

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“Compelling from beginning to end, Find You First will keep Barclay’s fans on the lookout for his next thrilling ride.”

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Fugitive Telemetry is the sixth installment in the Murderbot Diaries series, and it’s one of the better ones.

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Complex and moving, this read will get one thinking.”

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“a mashup of Norwegian noir and true crime at its finest, an amazing fictional account of Belle Gunness, one of the most prolific serial killers in history.”

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