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“very funny . . . if you’re ready to laugh at pandemic absurdities, this is the book for you.”

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Tracy Flick Can’t Win is a deeply humanist work by a master of observation.”

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“Few books strike that balance so well, delivering laughter and smiles inside a story that feels like it matters. . . .

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“The book could be read as a warning about where we are headed as a society.”

The Patron Saint of Second Chances is a wry and inventive novel about a small-town mayor, Signor Speranza, in the cobblestoned hamlet of Prometto (Italian for "promise").

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"‘Becoming the library, as if it were swallowing her whole . . . an infinite nothing—everything, a god—no, a place—which is it? . . . a realm, a guide, a library, a god.’"

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Readers who haven’t yet discovered the savvy, comedic rom-coms of award-winning author Bethany Turner are in for a treat with her latest second-chance romance, The Do-Over.

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"I saw the two of them leave the party. I could think of no appropriate reason for them to sneak off together, but I told myself it was none of my business."

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“Ashton’s emphasis is clearly on the moral and philosophical implications of the Mickeys, however, not on first contact, cross-cultural relations, or the evils of colonialism.

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Recommended reading for those looking for a more lighthearted take on a region riven by suffering and war.

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Calla Henkel’s debut novel has a lot to please readers who want a heavy party scene, a frothy narrative that pulses with a heavy metal beat.

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Based on true events, Brent Spiner, of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, takes a weird, often hilarious look at his early career via the lens of a fan stalking event that involves, amon

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“If you’re looking for distinctive international bouquet in your ‘Scandi noir,’ this isn’t going to fit your collection.

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“The plot barrels along at an intense pace, straight into . . . a shocking cliffhanger of an ending.

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“Klune has a way of elevating life’s tender, beautifully ordinary moments to highlight how achingly special they actually are.”

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“A novel that is disturbing as well as heartwrenching with its look at the possible fate of mankind.”

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Swept Away is a breezy trip into academia, a place where danger is present but manageable—as long as you pay attention to both your surroundings and your colleagues.”

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“What a pleasure it is! Page after page features passages that beg to be read again, with wonderfully inventive visuals along the way. . . .

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“thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining. Eoin Colfer’s specialty is magical realism, and it shines through this entire tale.”

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Mother for Dinner is a deeply uncomfortable novel. At times, it’s funny. At others, it’s a too-accurate examination of family ties. It’s also. . . about eating human flesh . . .

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“Flip through the pages and find and remember the parts that will most challenge, inspire, delight. Find your own gems within Inside Story and treasure them.”

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The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop is a captivating novel with characters and relationships to be savored, as well as ample servings of hope and inspiration.”

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“The denouement ties life, love, and mystery together, as all excellent murder mysteries do.”

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“Deft with prose, inventive with structure, and gruesome in his delivery, Palahniuk’s latest will no doubt test some readers’ stomachs, while simultaneously guaranteeing him a brand-new bat

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“In this case, fiction gives a much truer representation of humans behind the news than the supposedly factual media do.”

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