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Many people go through the empty-nest syndrome when their children leave home. Some look forward to their newfound freedom, but some become depressed.

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Sixteen-year-old Brin Collins believes her life is falling apart. It all began when Delia, her mother got pregnant.

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“Etter has created that rare beast: an effective, startling poetic novel. Its story is coherent and progressive; Cassie herself is intensely sympathetic.

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Orange World and Other Stories exposes the difficulties of wanting. . . . Characters long for things that have no name. They live on the edge of terror.

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“Reading The History of Living Forever is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.”

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“The author has taken the isolation of the Okefenokee Swamp and magnified it into a story of dread, fear, and supernatural inevitability.”

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The Ghost Clause by Howard Norman is a novel about intellectuals. Or rather, it’s a novel about marriage and American village life as seen through intellectual eyes.

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In the Shadow of Spindrift House is filled with a creeping sense of dread culminating in a climax that will leave the reader with incipient sadness.”

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Henry Maxwell, the main character in Stewart O’Nan’s latest novel, Henry Himself, is an expert moderator at fraught family dinners.

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In The Dream Daughter, time travel, the Vietnam War, North Carolina, and the modern digital world are all backdrop for a mother’s connection with and devotion to her unborn child.

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“A story of loss and heartbreak, sacrifice and compassion, The Long Flight Home is ultimately a story of hope.”

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“Sweeney on the Rocks is one of the best crime books out this year. Here's hoping for a movie, or better yet, a mini-series.”

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Avery Greer always thought she'd leave her coastal hometown of Littleport, Maine, but she is still there. When she was 14, her parents died in a car crash, from which her grandmother s

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“A classic story of good versus evil, in which evil, though seemingly overcome, may simply lie dormant until it’s strong enough to strike from a different source.”

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Baby boomers and lovers of the Massachusetts islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket can reminisce over the year of 1969 when the younger generation was feeling their oats through f

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The Daughter’s Tale is a brilliant, engrossing, immersive novel with extremely compelling characters.

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“Maden has definitely made this character and his supporting cast his own in this excellent third trip through the Tom Clancy universe.”

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“Kwon wraps up the mystery of Sylvie’s disappearance at the end, but the discovery of how these characters change throughout the novel may be the more important journey.”

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“Labbé deliberately distorts conventional narrative forms to create a challenging but engaging text.”

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“Weir’s presentation of Anna is interesting, intense, filled with myriad crises, and a fast read.”

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In West Mills powerfully pays homage to the defiant and affirming spirit of Their Eyes Were Watching God while imagining a vivid and compelling world with distinctive cha

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“Like a machine gun spraying noir at you nonstop. Can you take it? Can you parse the churning prose, figure out what the hell’s going on, and keep turning the pages?

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“a gorgeously written novel about race, about class, about street life and gender and the ragged ways we have chosen to define them.”

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“What is most remarkable about Mostly Dead Things is that, despite the mishaps and travails of the Morton family, the novel is ultimately both highly entertaining and inspiring, as

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“My Life as a Rat is a quiet, contemplative tour-de-force.”

 

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