Contemporary

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

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Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen is a novel in miniature.

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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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“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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“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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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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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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“the most frightening book to be published this year . . . Lizzie Borden . . . reminds one that the scariest monster is always a human one.”

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“Sacrificed places Chanette Paul among the classiest thriller writers of our day.”

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“Paris in the Present Tense deserves to be read and devoured. It is nearly a perfect contemporary novel.”

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“Something happened here that summer. Something Louise blamed my mom for.”

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Cole is a high school boy, which means Cole thinks about sex—a lot.

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“This novel is one the reader will finish with a sigh, and then set his sights on the nearest bookshop in hopes of finding his own happily ever after.”

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“Read The Quiet Child for the absorbing story, strong characterizations, and entertaining writing.”

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“A cautionary tale of mining life for one’s art. And of giving one’s fantasies too much free rein.”

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