Fiction

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“It’s unusual to find a crime page-turner that’s this compelling while also probing affection and loyalty, without gore or grotesque maneuvers.

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“Rushdie’s Victory City is another fabulous novel set in his native India, even if it doesn’t reach the heights of Midnight’s Children.”

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“Haynes is a perceptive writer, and you’ll likely find yourself agreeing with her interpretation of the Medusa myth.”

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“Hats were to be kept on at lunch, but not worn in the evening. Nothing that sparkled before sunset. No white shoes after Labor Day.

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Hard science fiction has a new virtuoso, and Critical Mass is a fine piece of futurism, startlingly entertaining and exceptionally thought provoking.”

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“this novel asks one of humanity’s most important questions . . .”

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“Fellowes’ goal is to give the reader enough clues to consider who the killers are without giving away too much . . .”

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“Iggy continues to be Iggy.

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“Friendship and the idea of new and exciting possibilities open wide the imagination and the idea that if there is something you want to learn, it can be discovered through reading.”

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A perfect ten, Bea is a woman who knows her own worth and is willing to employ her beauty to achieve her ultimate goal—marrying not just a rich man, but a mega-millionaire.

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“Hats off to Straub and Gómez for creating a book that every children’s book writer/illustrator will wish they had thought of. Very Good Hats will remain a favorite . .

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“an engrossing war story”

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After Sappho is a women’s text in that it is non-linear, non-hierarchical, multi-voiced, innovative, and highly creative and original.”

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“Each story with its holiday thread will be well received by cozy fanciers.”

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“this debut is a page-turner that will keep the reader . . . glued . . .”

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"as charming today as when it was originally published . . . a true treasure."

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“Stokes-Chapman’s writing is strong; her story travels a direct line from beginning to end with no distractions or excessive backstory.

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The Mitford Affair, an historical novel, begins in July 1932 and follows the aristocratic Mitford family through April 1941, as Britain recovers from World War I and reluctantly plunges in

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Born and raised in poverty on a plantation in Martinique, Stephanie St. Clair (Queenie) eventually arrives in New York. In the 1930s; she makes a name for herself as a racketeer and bootlegger.

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“Ash is such a compelling, if disturbing, character, and Hall’s writing is so eloquent that Glitterland is more substantial than the usual gay romcom.”

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“paints the conflicts and stories that define the ordinary and memorable, finely etched with myriad details, that altogether reflect back on the readers’ essential humanity.”

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“With its language and momentum, the book propels a reader to the last page.”

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“After the first ‘future shock’” this chatty two-points-of-view crime investigation could easily be a Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot detective novel.”

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“Watching Lew solve her cases, while still fly fishing on the side, adds up to a solid and relaxing traditional mystery with plenty of Northwoods flavor.”

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