Relationships

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“Roxana Robinson is one of our best novelists, writing about mature people and their very real emotions.”

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Brooklyn, NY, resident, Hannah Brewster and author of women’s romantic comedies has a deadline to meet for her second book, and she is dealing with writer’s block.

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“Jiaming Tang’s first novel is a beautiful meditation on love, loss, and the haunting power of the past.”

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“the characters are complex, three-dimensional, and not always likable people, struggling with engrossing dilemma—the fixings of a good novel.”

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Always fascinated by photos, Lucy is eager to see her colleague’s snapshots from her honeymoon in the Maldives.

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What makes Keegan’s writing so rich is her economy of words and her ability to create vivid and powerful scenes while maintaining a simple style.”

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“In a business in which feminine beauty is what they’re selling, both Arden and Rubenstein eschewed those qualities society deemed feminine.”

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The House of Doors is a fascinating, beautiful book.

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In Bryan Washington’s second novel, Family Meal, three narrators speak to us in the easy, conversational style familiar from both Washington’s debut short story collection, Lot, a

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"This is a short book, one in which every sentence deserves to be savored, one that holds hidden depths in the astute observations of a brilliant writer."

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“Like in the best comedy, Goddard disguises some of our deepest and hardest truths in jokes that make us both laugh and then . . .

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Never has an evil woman been portrayed so deliciously as in Susan Angard’s The Persian Glories.

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“This is Joella’s first novel, and it’s an assured performance, full of nicely observed detail. It may not have a Big Theme, but it has lots and lots of heart.”

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Why is sexual abuse so rampant?

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“romantic novels exist not just to sustain a fantasy, but also to help people learn how to love and celebrate it.”

“Sometimes the highway doesn’t take you all that far.”

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Beneficence, Meredith Hall’s first novel, appears 13 years after her prize-winning memoir Without a Map.

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Emma Donoghue is a magnificent writer, but Akin is not her best novel. Still, it’s a high bar.

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Mason, Missouri, is a typical small town where everyone knows everyone—and their business, too.

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“You will end up in love with Olive because she is a ton of well-written fun. You’ll enjoy her musings and put-downs and her reflections.

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“Each novel Man Booker finalist Deborah Levy writes comes nearer perfection.

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“Despite the seriousness of much of the content that the book hints at, this is a quick read for the last days of summer.”

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“It does not take long for Marlena to realize that her loving husband is a man of many demands, and she wonders if tragedy happens in threes.”

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“A pleasant page-turner with an important reminder about the value of social activism.”

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“Matt's eyes were on me, but he was still looking right through me. ‘I think she's dead.’”

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