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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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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.

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Compelling. Hilarious. Poignant.”

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“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.”

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Bronx Heroes in Trumpland has three primary contributors. Each has written a foreword to this graphic novel.

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“Carlaftes’s compendium is a hysterical and delightful excursion into the American presidency from the time Andrew Jackson dove into the River Styx to avoid the Grim Reaper until President

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“Rob Doyle’s writing leaves us with—'the sense, euphoric and terrifying, that everything was possible again.’”

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In the final weeks of World War II, when Walter Kempowski was 15 years old, he watched tens of thousands of his fellow Germans scramble westward through his hometown from their once-conquered terri

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“Luke Geddes has an undeniable sense of Americana, and his work shows real promise.”

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“Zigman is an excellent writer who knows how to keep all the balls in the air.

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“Beyond the narrative wisecracks and ridiculously disastrous situations Colfer puts the characters through, what makes Highfire so successful is the author’s sharp, compelling craf

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“If the reader is willing to delve below the surface, there is something to see in Kevin Wilson’s latest novel.”

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“The future does not look good, but Shane Hinton’s Radio Dark lachrymose fiction does provide some hope for survival in the face of apparent annihilation.”

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Rusty Brown is a masterful study of ordinary American humanity.

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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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