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Skinny, by Diana Spechler is as divine, decadent, and sumptuous as a gourmet dessert.

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Cole Riley, an author of erotica in his own right, has written several street classics including Hot Smoke Night, The Devil to Pay, and the recent Harlem Confidential.

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J. M. Tohline’s first novel, The Great Lenore, is a beautiful book. It is beautiful in the same way that J. D. Salinger’s books are beautiful.

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The Donegal Plantation keeps its head above the muddy waters of the Mississippi by operating as a high-class restaurant and guesthouse. It is steeped in history and haunting legends.

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Charlie Hardie, an ex-cop still reeling from the revenge killing of his former partner’s entire family, fears one thing above all else: that he’ll suffer the same fate.

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Bonnie Jo Campbell (a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) takes on tough subjects in her fiction, and this tale of a rebellious wilderness girl in Michigan is no ex

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A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes was a book unlike than those I normally review—an utterly different experience from science and health-related nonfiction; nonetheless, this mystery novel dr

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There’s enough pressure on parents to hold the perfect birthday party for a six-year-old these days, but when someone drops dead at said celebration, the goody bags are probably not going to make u

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Primarily a World War One story, but also a coming-of-age novel and a tale about fathers and sons and brothers, Andrew Krivak’s well-researched and well-told tale, The Sojourn, is a valuab

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Nestled in the hills of northern New Mexico is Agua Bendita—a sleepy village where the laws of physics snooze in the afternoon sun and memories are the only road signs.

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The Warsaw Anagrams is a fast-moving, powerful and intellectual murder mystery set within wartime Warsaw Poland during World War II.

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Here we are in the time of our aging baby-boomers.

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Every town has an ”it” girl: The one that shines just a little too brightly, lives life a little too fully, and yet still manages to draw the attention of everyone.

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Although the straightforward, no frills western genre seems to exist only in today’s paperback market, where the proliferation of the “weird” western tableau is visible everywhere.

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“A story is like a dance. It takes at least two people to make it come to life, the one who does the telling and the one who does the listening.”

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Sometimes the scope of human tragedy is too large to comprehend. The mind grasps for alternate explanations in order to come to terms with staggering loss.

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Courtney Milan’s latest novel Unveiled demonstrates why she is the author to watch in historical romance.

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Anna, Portia, and Emery return home after their mother, Louise, has a massive heart attack.

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Think of fiction as falling into two broad categories and leave aside all of the subgenres that you’ll find a book under in bookstores or libraries.

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How many wonder what their life would be like if they chose a different path? This is the crux of Ellen Meister’s riveting novel, The Other Life.

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Language is magic. It allows us to communicate the intangible as well as the concrete; to relate history, invent story, and blend both into the sometimes maddening mix called legend.

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A ten-spread (20 page) board book with a nice puffy cover, All Kinds of Kisses explores, well, all kinds of kisses.

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The ravages of war can be horrendous, both physically as well as emotionally, and nowhere is this more evident than in this true-to-life story about three close friends and their love for the men w

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“The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”
—Thomas Hobbes, English political philosopher (1588-–1679), The Leviathan

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This is a novel that finishes well. That being said, the first half of the novel is a muddy bog.

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