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Ardent was the word that Joshua Speed, Abraham Lincoln’s best friend, used to describe Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd.

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“Intertwined in the two narratives is a pattern of betrayals, secrets and lies—sometimes well-meant, sometimes conflicted, sometimes for sheer self-preservation, but almost always with pain

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“The Damascus Road might be read as a parable of our own times with its mad men, visionaries, true believers, and pagans . . .”

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“The Orphan of the Salt Winds is a gothic novel both because of its sinister setting—an old, remote house filled with secrets and surrounded by danger—and a heavy

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Marlon James delivers a twisting, hallucinatory epic fairy tale that delivers a punch that can be felt ’round the world.”

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“The Last Year of the War is timely and important today, when thousands of would-be immigrants from Latin America are cruelly being held in detention centers or de

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“Readers can relax and enjoy a fast-moving romp through the shadows of Siberia in Finding Katarina M., learning about an area of the world that is strange, enticing, and also forbi

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“In American Duchess the reader is afforded a remarkable and realistic portrait of a life well-lived in spite of and often in opposition to societal expectations.

“Once more, Winspear demonstrates her exceptional ability to craft a suspenseful mystery and graphic picture of a critical time and place.”

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“A horror story, a novel of psychological terror, or simply a mystery in a historical setting, The Devil’s Aspect is all three and more.” 

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“this novel reflects Sandra Byrd’s excellent historical research and meticulous use of period detail.”  

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“The Bird King is a beautiful read, paying fine attention to the natural environment and the nuances of the characters’ interactions.”

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“unusual and often gripping novel . . .”

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“Macallister’s exploration of both the public and the personal takes this novel to a higher level.”

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“What is wrong and what is right these days? It was getting awfully hard to tell in California.”

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“Louis L’Amour fans and potential fans, hit the bookstores! This is one of his novels not to miss.”

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“A fast-paced and beautifully written tale, Lynda Cohen Loigman’s latest brilliantly portrays tragedy, triumph and the complicated nature of family.”

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“There’s a lilting music to this writer’s sentences, a love of language throughout.”

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“‘You have to forget the past so that you can live the future,’ a Syrian immigrant tells Jonas, revealing Lichtman’s key for Jonas to move forward through his pain.”

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“Daughters of the Lake provides an immersive reading experience to those who love ghostly mysteries, time travel, and lovely descriptions.”

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“It’s a foregone conclusion that adults picking up The Golden Tresses of the Dead are sneakily opening up the book on their own, under the covers at night.”

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"The Kingdom of Copper will appeal to fans of epic fantasy across the board . . ."

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“For such an unabashedly polemical first novel, The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill works surprising well, due in large measure to the unremitting intensity of Charlesworth’s wri

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“Author David R. Gillham has taken the brave, difficult risk of turning an icon into a real teenager.”

This is not your mother’s Anne Frank.

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"Chigozie Obiama is one of many top-notch Nigerian novelists writing today."

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