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“This is a story that is so absorbing and told so briskly it can be devoured in one or two lengthy sittings. It is well worth clearing one’s schedule to do so.”

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“for anyone who loves pop culture references and quick, easy fun, this book will help them while away those hours stuck in mass transit.”

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“While The Testaments drops some of its political threads, it’s a wonderfully-written, absorbing novel.

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Adam Mansbach has redefined parenthood from the perspective of the panicked parent.

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“This balance, between nihilism and delight, is the great power of Fly Already.

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“[an] exceptional novel.”

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“The craft and care with which author Truss weaves her facts into a richly narrated but utterly hilarious tapestry is amazing.

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“Coe is a veteran who knows how to keep the action moving.”

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Donna Andrews has done it again: served up another amusing and intelligent adventure in her Meg Langslow cozy mystery series—now up to volume 25.

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“Twists and turns abound in this suspenseful story, like the layers of an onion, peeled away one by one as the story progresses.”

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“Taking Early Riser into the summer reading stack will be surprisingly refreshing even though it arrives with both love and a shiver of foreboding.”

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How Could She is a poignant, relatable and, at times, terribly funny, novel about female friendship . . .”

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“The trouble with being a sort of Wonder Woman is, once people know you exist, they either want to force you to do their jobs or kill you. Or both.”

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Ma Jian’s China Dream is a dissident novel in all senses of the term. It’s a novel written by a dissident: “every novel [Ma has] written has been banned in the mainland.

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“In The Second-Worst Restaurant in France, Alexander McCall Smith allows his characters to advance the story with wit amid the simplicity of ordinary life; this is the magic of his

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“In reading The Glitch, it becomes imperative to find out what the main character is going to say or do next.

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“O Josephine! is the perfect Jason graphic novel: short, stoic, and surreal.”

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“Davies ushers in a new era of queer fiction, one in which queerness is just one part of a human story.”

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“Too Fat to Go to the Moon mainly distinguishes itself by its lack of charm, insight, plot, humanity, or willingness to engage on any real intellectual level.

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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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