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“Shannon Nering does a good job of plausibly illustrating the soulless, cutthroat world of show business and provides a great cast of characters to perfectly complement the story.

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“Despite coming in at just under 500 pages, If This Is Paradise, I Want My Money Back seems to go by in a flash.

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“Linda Urbach preserves the integrity of a classic, while adding another sparkling gem to the literary crown.”

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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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“This review’s brief synopsis cannot possibly convey the novel’s wealth of detail and interconnected plot elements that demand attentive reading. . . .

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“. . . curiosity, that powerful driver of discovery, is only as valuable as what it turns up.

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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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“Sad Monsters crackles with wit, irony, and sarcasm.

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“Mr. Jurjevics draws the reader into the narrative, as if he is experiencing the mission alongside Rider as he huffs through the jungle in wet boots, bugs feasting on his flesh. . . .

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“Child Wonder is an apt title; the author excels at capturing the essence of a young boy trying to navigate changing events in his life.

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“The Mere Future reads like a modernized Candide by Voltaire crossed with Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

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“. . . brilliant and gritty and urban . . . the most brutal coming of age story imaginable.”

The Kid is by far the most disturbing novel I have ever read.

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“Readers of There But For The have a similar choice to make.

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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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“Unlike most of the news stories we read these days, The Paris Correspondent provides a satisfying ending, with truth served and the honor of the journalism profession upheld—even

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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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“Ali Smith’s There But For The is a thoroughly modern book that plays with form, structure, and language, never allowing the reader to settle for comfortable passive reading; ultim

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“Whatever Willa Cather was, ‘brilliant writer’ would head the list for most admirers of the literary novel. . . .

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

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“. . . don’t be put off by the magic and sorcery. If you like noir and hard-boiled mysteries, you might want to give Low Town a chance.

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“. . . a plot-driven novel conveyed in crisp, descriptive, and thought-provoking prose via an engagingly intelligent third-person narrator. . . . an auspicious debut.”

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“Floating Staircase deserves to stand alongside a Stephen King or a Dean Koontz—at their best. . . .

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“Is Those Across the River readable? Emphatically yes!

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