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There is a well-crafted tenderness in Jane Hamilton’s The Excellent Lombards that teases out the drama in ordinary life and quietly lulls the reader into Mary Frances “Frankie” Lombard’s w

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“It is astonishing, the beauty in humanity that sometimes accompanies the most hideous tragedy. . . . another hit-the-ball-out-of-the-park novel . . .”

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The publicity copy for Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories explains it all:

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There have been novels about oil (Giant by Edna Ferber), coal strip-mining (Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom), and traditional coal mining (Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh).

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“Rebecca Schiff’s prose is by turns poignant and wickedly pointed, and terribly funny.”

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There’s a reason some bestselling authors are so popular: They deliver stories that pull you right into a realistic world peopled with characters you love, or love to hate, in interesting scenarios

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Bohman’s prose is the literary equivalent of an undertow.”

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Starting in the 1960s and up to today, Mimi deftly weaves her tale, like the best and most intimate of diaries, skipping the dull moments and focusing on those that mean the most to the overall nar

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Elizabeth Nunez’s latest novel, a retelling of the tragedy King Lear set against a contemporary Caribbean landscape, takes place on the islands of Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad, exactly

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Described as a “fictional recreation” The Dig tells the story of the excavation of the famed Sutton Hoo burial site in Suffolk, the findings of which now have pride of place and a permanen

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“In the novel the protagonists are filmmakers, women who know how to create illusions through a camera lens and peddle them as reality.

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"You are what I cannot be on my own, as I am all that is missing in you."

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“Travis Mulhauser hits it out of the park in his first novel. . . . overwhelming triumph . . .”

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a highly recommended read.”

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“Joshilyn Jackson hits both emotional nerves and the funny bone in this insightful novel.”

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The heir is Evie, an American college girl sent on a quest through her dead mother’s letters. It leads her to Oxford University in England and discovery of her surprising birthright.

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Julia inherits a gift from her grandmother: the ability to see through a person’s eyes when they are in the most trouble and their soul is reaching out for help, from somewhere in the future.

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On July 1, 1967, B. passes her first counterfeit check.

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Harry Christmas is no longer an alcoholic. He’s pickled—so long in the drink, particularly Scotch, which he refers to as “the rot,” that there’s no memory of sobriety anymore.

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Potential is unrealized in Mingmei Yip’s newest novel. The dialogue is awkwardly delivered and falls flat.

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“a warm and slyly funny look at small towns and romance . . .”

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“We all in different dreams, everybody in the whole world.

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You don’t have to be a dog lover to love books about dogs—especially when the book is well written and has a good plot.

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“The heart wants someone to take away the fear. The heart wants answers even if they’re made up.”

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Tricky Twenty-Two is the most recent in the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich. Her heroine, Stephanie Plum, is a bounty hunter who works for her cousin Vinnie, a bail bondsman.

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