Humor

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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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“Un-su Kim takes us on a ride, but a ride with both action and contemplation. Highly recommended.”

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When 15-year-old Jackie Stone’s father is diagnosed with a brain tumor, it sends her into a tailspin. Her father is her world.

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It seems too bizarre to be true, even in the dreamworld of surrealism.

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Goulash is a fun read, but to quote Gertrude Stein, out of context, ‘there’s no there there.’”

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“Braithwaite has the ability to interject the unexpected and interpolate the tension.”

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“With Kinsella’s typical warmth, wit and moments of true, laugh-out-loud hilarity, I Owe You One is another winner from a true master of the feel-

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“a smart, entertaining and highly readable novel, one that should appeal to a diverse audience.”

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“A story that is a sort of a Groundhog Day in the afterlife, Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return is a worthwhile, thoughtful—and hilarious—read.”

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“Tursten’s writing is witty and sharp, humorous and edgy. The stories read quickly and easily . . .”

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Jeeves and the King of Clubs is an experience not to be missed, a rollicking satire of stiff upper lips and gentlemanly capers in which even the title is a play on words.”

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"Hallinan is easily one of the most entertaining crime writers in the business today."

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This spooky book by Kate Coombs has 17 poems. It is creepy from beginning to end. The art is dark with lots of black, brown, olive green, orange, and pops of red and white.

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“Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners reminds us that laughter can be both enlightening and uplifting.

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Freiman is nothing if not an ambitious writer, unafraid to make vicious fun of those who take themselves far too seriously.

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Cecil Younger works as a criminal defense investigator at the Public Defender Agency in Sitka, Alaska.

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“a disgusting, disturbing, magnificent book.”

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“These stories are indeed strange, but no stranger than the political and moral universe we now inhabit, although infinitely more pleasurable and enticing.”

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“a rambling, innovative, cerebral, and wildly entertaining ‘trippy’ journey that drives home essential questions while providing none of the answers . . .”

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“For readers who savor stories of relationships, redemption, and transformation, the Backman oeuvre virtually demands binge-reading.”

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“Keith Gessen has written a highly engaging, thoughtful, sharply observed story of modern-day Russia and a delightfully flawed hero.”

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“With plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, When Life Gives You Lululemons is a must for any beach bag!”

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Raney Moore is no slacker. The morning after discovering that her seemingly wonderful husband Aaron has had an affair, she unleashes the hounds of hell on him.

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“This is the kind of book that makes the reader sad when it is finished, because the characters have become such dear and treasured friends.”

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In these days of nasty name-calling passing as humor there is thankfully one true practitioner of the literary art of satire still standing, and Christopher Buckley’s second historical novel proves

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