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“. . . a decidedly New York book . . . well crafted for the most part and worth reading, despite its disappointing passages and missed opportunities.”

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“Priscille Sibley is courageous . . . both an excellent storyteller and a competent clinical writer. May this be the first of many Sibley novels.”

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“. . . an elegiac masterpiece, equally dramatic as it is eloquent.”

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“. . . an intense and compelling tale.”

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“. . . a novel whose promise falls short.”

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“. . . rich in history, steeped in family tradition, and full of emotion—a lesson in practiced elegance.”

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Inside touches on the complicated interdependency of divergent personalities, creating an authentic and empathetic read.”

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“Always Coca-Cola’s best moments illustrate the fault-line between tradition and modernity . . .

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“Ben Marcus was already known as a daring, experimental writer’s writer on the strength of his three previous books of fiction.

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You already know the ending. Of course, in some cases getting there is most of the fun.

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“When Mr. Banks is on a roll . . . it’s a pleasure to go along for the ride. . . . this is a rewarding novel, full of vigorous prose, grappling with the American experience.”

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“In Last Man in Tower, it is immediately apparent that author Adiga’s writing has matured.

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“If the reader has never had the pleasure of experiencing Jamaica or its people before reading The Goat Woman of Largo Bay, s/he will be captivated by a cast of characters as inter

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“Slated for film, Hick is a gripping, gut-wrenching story depicting the harsh realities of the life of a young, defenseless runaway.

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“Heartwishes won’t be a Deveraux favorite, but it probably won’t be a disappointment to her fans, either.”

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“From page 90 on, the plot of Headhunters is so convoluted (and unbelievable) that the publisher ought to give merit badges to readers who were able to follow it. . . .

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“Though the theme of selling one’s soul is an ancient one, this page-turner is a contemporary look into the moral and psychological implications of one’s cherished desires being manifested

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Pilot & Huxley #2: The Next Adventure is a combination of “Beavis and Butthead” with the inappropriate and indulgent humor of “South Park.”

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“It’s all there for the reader to expect the unexpected. Timing, so important in comedy, is also exacting in the Mr. Norman’s expert hands. . . .

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“Sharp wit—by the bucketful! . . . what a journey! . . . an incredibly good read . . .

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“. . . a coherent and compelling—not to mention inventive—page-turner. . . .

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“Electrifying and compelling from start to finish, The Vault is an absorbing and skilful exploration of evil told with the distinctive and par excellence voice of author Rendell at

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