Coming of Age

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It may be tough to read complex novels in these days of social media platforms and fast food fiction, but Mama Hissa's Mice by Saud Al-Sanousi, translated by Sawad Hussain, is worth your t

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Nothing More Dangerous is the next best thing to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird . . .”

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This contemplative thriller commences in the summer of 1986 in Opal Beach, New Jersey, when posters dotted the area of a missing girl named Maureen Haddaway.

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“This finely textured novel is made up of many . . . small, intimate moments, yet the effect is sweeping, grand, and lavish—and all deeply moving.”

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In her latest novel, New York Times bestselling author Alison McGhee tackles a moral conundrum that promises to push all the buttons around freedom of choice.

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“a book you won't own. It will own you. Long, sprawling, and utterly captivating, readers will eat up every delicious word of it.”

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“a subtle novel that pulls you into the minutae of the story. The delight is in the detail.

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Lie with Me will enthrall the reader from start to finish. The prose is so spot on. Besson seems incapable of wasting a word.

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

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

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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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“a satisfying summer read.”

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Many little girls love parties, and in 1988 Zoe O'Flaherty, age five, is about to enter kindergarten.

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“an absorbing story sure to capture the hearts of historical fiction fans who appreciate a uniquely told tale of those willing to defy the status quo with bravery and steadfastness.”

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Shane was used to people asking if he was a boy or a girl. He was used to people sometimes assuming he was a girl because of his slender body and long blond hair.

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“This debut novel is nothing short of compelling . . . a captivating and haunting tale.”

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“Malerman’s world-building is rich, and Inspection’s quick chapters and brisk style make for a relentless, twisty read.”

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“full of compulsively readable little stories that each feel developed beyond their few pages.”

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“This is a rare coming-of-age story so richly told and wholly captivating that Czapnik may in time find herself held up and used as the example of what fine literary writing is all about.”

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“Sycamore seems to be forcing the reader to look at social injustices in a way that makes us realize the world is unfair.”

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"Chigozie Obiama is one of many top-notch Nigerian novelists writing today."

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“Noonan's complex novel grips the reader with fully textured characters and page turning suspense. A heartwrenching book you won't soon forget.”

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