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The simple sentences and unspoken words of My Name Is Lucy Barton are deceptive.

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Front Yard is a garden-variety slapstick comedy with elements of farce, witchcraft, and fairies.

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Izabella Rae Haywood, teenage heroine of What the Waves Know, has lost her words. She has not spoken in eight years, ever since her father disappeared on her sixth birthday.

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“. . . the writing and storytelling compelled the suspension of disbelief and acceptance of the unimaginable.

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“The ‘everyone’ characters in the book help the central characters weather their personal storms, making the novel heartwarming and inspiring. . .

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“Morley’s writing is magnetic, instantly attaching the reader to the story. We see, we feel, and we cringe at the victim’s circumstances.”

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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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“The Middlesteins will appeal to middlebrow readers . . .”

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“Mark Haddon is a talented novelist who knows how to create sympathetic, fallible, fumbling, well meaning, real characters . . .”

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“. . . a feat of literary necromancy . . .”

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

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“Phases of Gravity is quiet, reflective, and intelligent, undoubtedly well written . . .”

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“Gods Without Men is a handful of desert sand in which each grain has its own unique history, provenance, and abrasion pattern. Mr.

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“. . . the question, the one that has to do with the collected stories in questions, is: Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories worthy of the hoopla?

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“The Twoweeks is written by a veteran author who is not trying to dazzle with literary showmanship but with intimate storytelling.”

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“Richard Paul Evans is a masterful writer who gets to the heart of friendship, family relationships, betrayal, and acceptance, making Lost December a heartfelt tale that is sure to

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“Delightfully entertaining with a killing sense of humor, Practical Jean: A Novel is worthy contender for Book of The Year. You’ll love it to death.”

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“The subject matter of Call Me When You Land might seem dark and depressing, but it’s not. It’s funny and human and real.

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“Mr. Frazier’s writing is so fine it needs to be savored. These people are as unique as all human beings are; not one of them can be wholly admired or detested.

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“Toward the end of the novel there is a gutsy shift in narrative tone that lends the ending a sense of closure.

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“But, oh, there is fun to be had in The Goddess of Vengeance. Fun aplenty. . . . No one will ever accuse Jackie Collins of writing literature. . . .

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

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