Families

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“a nerve-shredding psychological thriller that will keep readers guessing to the very last page.”

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“The collection’s prevailing tone may be that of quiet melancholy, but it is suffused with joy.” 

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“Baby Teeth is a very satisfying read. More psychological thriller than horror, it’s a finely crafted exploration of the breakdown of the family unit . .

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In her follow up to The Half-Drowned King, Linnea Hartsuyker continues her novelization of Snorri Sturlison’s “The Saga of Harald Harfagr” in an immaculately researched story that stands u

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Ah, the mother-teenage daughter relationship: anxiety, pressure, sullen silence, forced cheerfulness, eye-rolling, snippy comments, guilt, fear, and a few precious moments of sweetness.

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“bleak, despairing, and an utterly compelling examination of freewill versus fate.”

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“Tense and dramatic . . . amusing and uplifting. This is a superb, timeless book.”

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Twenty years ago, Hope, 14, and her sister Eden, 16, were kidnapped. They barely made it out alive and now their kidnapper, Larry, is up for parole. The sisters might be called upon to testify.

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Though listed as a mystery, The Shades by Evgenia Citkowitz is a challenging novel to classify.

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A suspicious death, two families from the opposite ends of the economic spectrum, each with secrets to keep, and a love story entice the reader to keep turning the pages no matter how late it gets,

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“as satisfying as a plate of General Tso’s chicken after a night of drinking.”

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Ever walked into a forest? Evocations of enchantment, majesty, beauty, and even fear are all around. The stuff of fairytales.

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Caleb Johnson’s debut, Treeborne, is a story about a family living in Elberta, Alabama, where a parcel of land, 700 acres in total, arouses deep emotions as it’s about to be flooded over w

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Upstate is a quiet, slightly boring, beautiful piece of writing, a bit like the image conveyed by its title, a rural retreat far from the lights and bustle of New York City.

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Patrick “Pack” Walsh may not know exactly where he’s going in life, but he’s happy where he is. He’s got a girlfriend who gets him. His single dad is his best friend.

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Martha Weisberg lives a carefully crafted existence. Her days run together one like another and she finds this predictability comforting.

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“the tale of a man who’s offered what many of us say we’d like to have: a chance to do it over again, and again, and again . . .”

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Shadow Child is a detective story set in 1960s Manhattan, and also a historical saga of a Japanese-American woman during World War II, and also a tale of teen rivalry, which shifts from pa

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John Cyrus Bellman—widower, farmer, and father to a ten-year-old daughter—seems to surprise even himself one day when he decides to leave everything behind to head west in search of “a creature ent

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For roughly three years, between ages 37 and 40, the unnamed narrator of Motherhood—a Canadian writer living with her long-term boyfriend, Miles, a criminal defense lawyer—debates whether

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In The Driest Season, it is 1943, a war is being fought, a drought is threatening middle America’s farmland, and death visits unexpectedly.

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"required reading for those who want sour along with the sweet of life."

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Greer Kadetsky, the brilliant, introverted child of two totally apathetic parents has never quite been able to find her voice—or, if she has found it, hasn’t been able to use it.

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Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen is a novel in miniature.

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The United States has passed the Personhood Amendment, giving fertilized human eggs full legal rights as citizens. As a result, abortion is banned.

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