Contemporary

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Lane Meckler is a columnist known as “Ask Roxie” in which she gives advice to help people online with problems.

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“Rob Doyle’s writing leaves us with—'the sense, euphoric and terrifying, that everything was possible again.’”

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“eminently readable and emotionally intense.”

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Garden Jungle as a piece of art is original and noteworthy.”

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Maeve Stephens, a 36-year-old sportswriter has just lost her job when the periodical she writes for claims bankruptcy.

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“It’s a book about the unexpected comfort of being a woman, of living alone, of having friends, of loving family members. It’s smart and unexpected and delightful.”

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“Arianna Dagnino is to be complimented on her storytelling ability. She describes the beauty of South Africa through the careful choice of words, providing a cultural educa

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“This is an author who never fails to entertain.”

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If you’ve read Mary Miller’s captivating debut, The Last Days of California—an eccentrically peopled coming-of-age tale—you might be expecting something similar from her second novel,

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“Too Fat to Go to the Moon mainly distinguishes itself by its lack of charm, insight, plot, humanity, or willingness to engage on any real intellectual level.

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“Throw Me to the Wolves is a powerful story of media manipulation and how otherwise decent people can be corrupted by the power of money and influence.”

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“The Children’s House is best read slowly. It’s a story to be savored, lingered over rather than hurried through to its surprise ending . . .”

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“cleverly suffused with New York sensibilities, politics, pop culture, and celebrity as it seamlessly segues between fact and fiction.”

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The Ensemble is a novel played to music. It’s the story of four musicians who at college decide to form a string quartet.

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“Bealport is often uproariously and corrosively funny.”

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“For readers who savor stories of relationships, redemption, and transformation, the Backman oeuvre virtually demands binge-reading.”

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Ever walked into a forest? Evocations of enchantment, majesty, beauty, and even fear are all around. The stuff of fairytales.

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For those of us living in the Appalachian corridor, the American black bear is seldom an animal to pay much heed.

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Although it is possible that a better suspense novel may be published in 2018, it is not probable. The Death of Mrs.

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At first glance, the timing of New York Review Books Classics’ rerelease of Helen Weinzweig’s Basic Black with Pearls is almost as intriguing as the novel itself.

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“This book will be a welcome addition to modern-day discussions of women’s rights, multiculturalism, and online technologies.”

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Jules Davis, a high school senior, loves her two best friends but envies them, too.

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Will Dando, a 20-something down on his luck New York musician, wakes one morning filled with a dream that accurately predicts 108 future events.

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Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen is a novel in miniature.

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“well written, masterfully translated . . . rewards rereading.”

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