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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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A collection of short, fictional profiles of women who chose to “love” the most notorious monsters of our time, including such failures at the most fundamental acts of human empathy and decency as

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“A brilliant and fanciful young adult novel inspired by the supposed survival of Anastasia, daughter of the last Romonov ruler of Russia.”

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“I thought about the fact that there is such a high cost to anything a woman chose to do with her life, unless she simply aimed low. But I knew that already, didn’t I?”

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After reading this book, you’ll want to tape over the camera eye on all of your devices and go back to paying for things in cash and communicating on paper.

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Dr. Leigh Culver is a physician in the small town of Timberlake, Colorado, after moving from a job with long hours at a Chicago hospital. Leigh finds the slower pace in the mountains to her liking,

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They say you can never go home again, and after being away for a long period of time, it can be frightening to go back. This is what Teddi Lerner is facing.

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Well known and adored by millions of readers worldwide, Chilean-American author, Isabel Allende with her 21st novel In the Midst of Winter will please multitudes of her fans and also leave

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