Fiction

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“Before She Disappeared introduces what may be the most powerful sleuth of the decade, an ‘ordinary’ woman driven to uncover the truth at any personal cost.

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“Bing West has written a novel that really captures the complexities of the Afghan War in a highly engrossing page-turner.”

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“Kellerman’s writing frames deep tenderness among her characters very well.

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The Danger of Smoking in Bed underlines the darkness of evil.

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“A brilliant job of engaging even the most reluctant reader, showing how much fun a book can be.”

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“Only a reader skilled in picking out details will guess this story’s finish.”

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Spin is an appropriate name for this techno-thriller because it can make your head spin.

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Marvelous and painful, truthful and penetrating, this novel, with every page, requires the reader to sense, to live in and cherish the present moment.

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“All the Colors of Night is an entertaining, easy to read novel into which you can immerse yourself for a day or two.”

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“Nick Petrie keeps it all moving, with all the balls in the air, so there isn’t really time for disbelief—just for the next weapon and defensive maneuver, with an edge of self-sacrifice.”

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“With the history of a centuries’ old nursery rhyme as its starting point, it’s the best Bryan and May mystery by far.”

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The Children’s Train is a sympathetic, well-crafted novel filled with vacation-worthy sights and authentic experiences from an Italy that balances folk tradition with modernity.”

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Reading the boldly inventive and fast paced novel Aphasia, is like road tripping through a warm country with your smartest friend; it might be one of the best trips you are likely to take

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“wonderfully sophisticated and beautifully conceived . . .”

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“Like his earlier books, Sleep Well, My Lady gives Quartey, a Ghana-born Californian physician as well as writer, plenty of space to lay out issues of class and wealth, as well as

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“Grushin’s facility with language . . . is a marvel. It’s the kind of prose that demands you submerge yourself.”

What comes after “Happily ever after?”

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“Preston and Child have designed an intricate thriller that takes several twists and turns, but never totally diverts from the crux of the story.”

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“Rowland is good at designing strong tension and conflict scenes that keep the pages turning. Her ending conflict scenes are especially well written.”

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This book is perfect for readers who love details.

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Twenty is an excellent legal thriller by an experienced hand at storytelling . . .”

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For a growing number of COVID quarantiners, beset with cabin fever, the western North Carolina city of Asheville has become a relatively safe, getaway refuge, worth the cheap flight—or the longer d

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“The world that Mytting brings the reader into is a lost world of simplicity and harshness and a stunning beauty where almost everything is within plain sight, and yet almost nothing can be

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A Crooked Tree is a sonorous ode to youth with all its innocence, angst, disillusionment, and unfiltered honesty.

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“The story of Nick is the story of one lost soul on automatic pilot written in four compelling parts that dovetail to weave a psychic template of a WWI survivor.

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Critics for years have argued about whether T. S. Eliot was a closeted homosexual.

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