Fiction

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To appreciate this surrealistic story, you should know something about the realities of urban renewal worldwide, the city planner Le Corbusier devoted to the use of cement in his “Brutalist” struct

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“Tash Aw pulls no punches.”

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“In the end the mind-blowing art can’t save a book that fails to deliver on the promise of its premise.”

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“Trelease’s tale deftly weaves together fantasy, history, sisterly conflict, and young love into a rich tapestry. Her story brims with lovely, vivid descriptions . . .”

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I Am a Thief! is a cute picture book with an ambivalent message.

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Brief and beautiful, Druillet’s genius shines through in this madcap adventure across post-apocalyptic wastes.”

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“Make no mistake, author Peter Brandvold is keeping the Western genre alive and kicking . . .”

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“The final playing-out of the struggle for the future of Xibalba and the mortal world is satisfyingly both personal and mythic, in a way that rings true to the principles of the cosmology f

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“Rex’s compeling account of growing up poor and hungry will resonate with many readers in similar circumstances, and hopefully, trigger empathy in those who live more fortunate lives.”

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Maxim Loskutoff’s story collection Come West and See spans a wide chronology, from a story set in the 1893 Montana Territory to stories set in a not-so-distant future in which somewhat vag

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“King has a way of subliminally drawing in his reader to believe a horrific and chilling premise as quite possible.”

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“when it comes to gritty real life plots, believable characters, and on-point descriptions of both people and place Thomas Keis can't be beat.”

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“a lip-smacking light mystery flavored with lovable characters and Southern charm that readers of cozies will devour along with the scrumptious recipes included at the end.”

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“a big brava! to Sara Donati for giving us this novel. It shows a writer who never stops improving technically while still burning with passion for her subject.

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When you read a few hundred novels a year, you learn to tell from page one who’s got the storyteller gene. Or at least the storycrafter skill.

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To keep blood pumping through the veins of a dead novelist’s characters can be a risky undertaking, especially when those characters are as beloved as Robert B.

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Geertruida “Truus” Wijsmuller-Meijer certainly deserves to be the heroine of a novel.

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“a rollicking adventure, part misfit superhero story, part humorous friendship tale . . .”

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“Gideon the Ninth is a whirlwind of dark fantasy and dark humor, all wrapped up in sarcastic, delightfully sapphic Gideon Nav.

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The Warehouse reads as a treatise against the evils of big corporations and rampant capitalism.”

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“Sometimes the simplest stories are the best.”

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Claire Cook favors us again with her enchanting and humorous latest addition of her Must Love Dogs series with book #7.

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In her latest novel, New York Times bestselling author Alison McGhee tackles a moral conundrum that promises to push all the buttons around freedom of choice.

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“[an] exceptional novel.”

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“Overall, a disappointment . . .”

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