Fiction

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"gripping . . ."

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"quite a nicely baked short yarn, rather than a novel, but written a bit like a soufflé, rising in the oven but when eaten there isn’t that much substance."

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“I (Heart) Art gives youngsters their own elegant and timeless pocket museum that they can visit time and time again, independently, at their own pace, and, above

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“the chilling sections of the narration given from the killer’s point of view will be enough to send more than one shiver down the spine, no matter the room temperature.”

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“Tursten’s writing is witty and sharp, humorous and edgy. The stories read quickly and easily . . .”

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“a page-turner from the onset.”

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“Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine is a happy story of friendship, perfect for circle time at preschool or one-on-one time in a parent’s or grandparent’s lap.”

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"If [Madhuri Vijay] goes on like this she will enter the first rank along with Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, and half a dozen others. We will see much more of her."

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Tear It Down is a bit of a let-down. The story’s messy and implausible, . . .

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“For such an unabashedly polemical first novel, The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill works surprising well, due in large measure to the unremitting intensity of Charlesworth’s wri

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“A brilliant and fitting ending to a wickedly adored series.”

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"Mary Walker deserves better than this. And so do young readers."

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“Author David R. Gillham has taken the brave, difficult risk of turning an icon into a real teenager.”

This is not your mother’s Anne Frank.

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“Schaffhausen, a science journalist with a doctorate in psychology, explores this thread with such insight and sensitivity that readers will be eager to learn what happens between Ellery an

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Most alternate histories reimagine big turning points or the momentous decisions of famous people.

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“Pandian paints a lovely picture of relationships throughout the book’s mystery of greed and violence.”

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America is very accustomed to shootings, violence and the human suffering this evokes.

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“Shahla Ujayli uses Joumane’s thoughts as a frame in which to tell stories that are rich in their historical perspective of the region and the people who populate it.

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"Chigozie Obiama is one of many top-notch Nigerian novelists writing today."

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“This fictional biography, as narrated by the subject himself, has the fascinating flavor of those infamous but sought-after 19th century dime novels.”

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"a worthy read about this gorgeous and talented woman."

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"a gut-wrenching suspense thriller in which both the mother and daughter's only thoughts are to endure, reunite, and make amends while taking the reader on a heartrending journey of trepida

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"A Sky for Us Alone strives to be a novel of social commentary touching upon a wide variety of issues including drug abuse, economic inequality and hardship, fractured families, dome

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“Old Newgate Road is a complex and introspective account of one family's plight of abuse and heartbreak that plagues each member for decades.”

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