Fiction

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“The book desperately wants to convey its message of human connectedness with all the species that share this planet. Gil walks 2,400 miles to appreciate and then deliver this message.

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“This book is impressive as a picture of life in North Korea, but it goes beyond that, elevating the story into one that gets to the heart of what is so corrosive about propaganda, what is

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The Amish community of Shadow Lake, located near Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, is the setting for book #2 in the Shadow Lake series.

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“Prepare for more twists and turns than a winding mountain road, as Levison has crafted a suspenseful, mesmerizing tale of terror and redemption.”

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“Diversions like this add the layers of human interest that make a Jeffery Deaver novel so much more than a page-turner.

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“A beautiful, compelling portrait of dance . . sure to become a book group favorite, rich in discussion topics that are as provocative as they are complex.”

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“The entire Scholomance series is a master work of storytelling, filled with memorable characters, an original world, complex personal politics, difficult choices with real consequences, an

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A Beginner’s Guide to Murder is a humorous romp through unfamiliar territory. Stopps manages her four central characters through distinct portraits.

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“Since this is about show biz folks, there’s plenty of name-dropping of people, places, and events to titillate while bringing the story easily into the reader’s world, making it both conte

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“It was love at first sight for this magnifique book.”

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“Hannah’s major characters are well developed, the plot has some merit, but the writing is not tight and tends to wander, making for a confusing storyline.”

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Max Little is dying and wants to leave behind something of his life.

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“Anyone who is even remotely familiar with the Lindbergh kidnapping case knows how it ended, but Fredericks’ take on the story from the viewpoint of the Lindbergh nanny provides new insight

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“This short but intense novel will surely win the hearts of dog lovers globally; and even people who don’t know dogs, or feel no affinity for them, may find themselves wanting a dog like Ta

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“A tale filled with strong emotion, hope, and determination, this highly thought-provoking story and entertaining.”

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Author Cherie Priest in her latest cozy novel Flight Risk takes the cozy mystery down a somewhat different path.

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“With powerful language, Usami reveals a terrifying world of teenage fan obsession.”

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“Rosen is excellent at creating the perfect murder mystery setting and in peopling it with interesting characters and complex relationships.”

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“an important reminder of something that’s easily taken for granted: the right to participate directly in one’s own government.”

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“King knocks it smoothly out of the park.”

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Liberation Day is inventive, provocative, difficult, interesting, and annoying.

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So Much Snow is simple visual storytelling at its finest. Perfect for that panacea every elementary school kid yearns for: the first snow day of the school year!

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“This skillfully written and well-polished ‘new classic’ mystery is a perfect winter read, ideal for an armchair journey that’s a page-turner without forcing you to check the locks on the w

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“compelling, rich with suspects, twists, turns, and complex characters, wrapped up with a very gratifying ending.”

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“What saves this book, in addition to the passages of Ash’s powerful voice, are the characters. They are all original, fully imagined human beings, likable in different ways.”

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