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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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.
"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."
“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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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.
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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“The plot barrels along at an intense pace, straight into . . . a shocking cliffhanger of an ending.
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“A novel that is disturbing as well as heartwrenching with its look at the possible fate of mankind.”
“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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“thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining. Eoin Colfer’s specialty is magical realism, and it shines through this entire tale.”
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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.”
“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.”
“The denouement ties life, love, and mystery together, as all excellent murder mysteries do.”
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“In this case, fiction gives a much truer representation of humans behind the news than the supposedly factual media do.”
Surely, Alexander McCall Smith isn’t the only philosopher in the world who writes novels. But he’s probably the best known and one of the most commercially successful.
“Compelling. Hilarious. Poignant.”
“In Misconduct of the Heart, Cordelia Strube achieves a transcendence in the person of her protagonist that speaks to hope in the worst of times.”
Bronx Heroes in Trumpland has three primary contributors. Each has written a foreword to this graphic novel.