Contemporary

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“In Girl Before a Mirror, Liza Palmer has taken a lovely look at post-feminist womanhood in which the desire to be accepted for who and what one might be is not a given.”

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Sarah Grimké grew up in a slave-owning Charleston South Carolina family.

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Funny and heartwarming, Fetch You Later reflects Cook’s ability to inject comedy into everyday circumstances, supplying a remarkable and compelling read.”

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Sean Magee is running away from his mistakes, from bad times, and from the ones who love him. Sean always tried to please others, so when he believes he lets them down, he runs.

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Crazy Rich Asians is scathingly funny, outrageous at all times, and utterly credible.

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“Written in the first person, sharing intimate details and emotions, Cancel the Wedding draws the reader into the sequence of events as though this is our own story.

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“All in all, though, One Plus One is a breezy summer read in the vein of Little Miss Sunshine, light and entertaining as long as one is content with unrealistic situations

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Dorothea Benton Frank tells it like it is. She brings out the complexity in every character.

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“This book may put you off your game—if you aren’t careful.”

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“McNear has created a sweet romance wrapped in several interesting storylines.

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“‘The ballet is the result of endless repetitions: uncounted rehearsals of acts, of scenes, of combinations, of steps,’ Shipstead writes. So, she seems to be saying, is life.”

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“Zoe Fishman’s Driving Lessons is a sparkling comedy with a heart. . . . a delightful start to spring 2014 book releases!”

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Doing Time Outside refers to the painful and difficult period of time spent by a family member or friend of a person incarcerated in a correctional facility.

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“A wonderful debut novel . . .”

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“. . . sometimes poignant, often funny, and generally believable.”

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The choice of whether to live in the present or the past is a difficult one for many people, but not Corrie, the protagonist of Sherri Wood Emmons’ newest book, The Weight of Small Things.

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“. . . filled with authentic human emotion and believable drama.”

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“This is a book to be read for the same joy one garners from listening to Puccini’s ‘Madame Butterfly’—again and again.”

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“. . . a quick, satisfying read to whet readers’ appetites for the next installment.”

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“. . . I’m not convinced it was even worth turning to the second page.”

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