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“The Family Fang is the sort of perfectly idiosyncratic thing that comes along only ever so often. . . . This book should succeed spectacularly. . . .

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“As with all great literary agitators, Mr. Palahniuk tests how far he can take his humor—and then pushes further. . . .

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“Nicely—even elegantly—written, well edited, and consisting of material not published elsewhere, this is an entertainingly rare gem of a book.

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“Had this collection not been packaged as it is, the reader might feel rewarded at some of the cleverness, but if you’re looking for truly funny, there’s a strong probability you’ll be disa

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“Mr. Lerner can set aside the self-doubt: Leaving the Atocha Station proves he’s a droll and perceptive observer, and a first-rate novelist.”

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“All of these fascinating experiences and relationships described in Loose Diamonds . . .

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“Helen Schulman effectively portrays a birds-eye view of modern life and the fragile nature of living in our contemporary society.”

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“Eat Slay Love is written in a snarky, flippant, and relaxed style that makes reading it quick and easy. Ms.

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“This ironic and absurdist highbrow little sex novel is a hoot. . . . Mr.

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“There is much to like about Tassy Morgan’s Bluff . . .”

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“OMG! I think I just peed my pants!”

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The year is 1947. America is basking in the afterglow following the successful end of World War II. Life is simple and so is the entertainment, but Americans had changed and so had their tastes.

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In her first novel, Victoria Patterson returns to Newport Beach, California, the setting of her linked story collection, Drift.

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A headless corpse appears on Lacey’s lawn. And that is how what author Lisa Lutz calls her first “proper crime novel” begins.

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Never work with animals or children, or so goes the old axiom. The Chimp Who Loved Me—And Other Slightly Naughty Tales of Life with Animals is, as the title implies, about animals.

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It has been said that before going out for a night on the town a lady would do well to take a moment, study herself in the gilded mirror in the foyer, and remove one item of ornamentation—a piece o

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Don’t let the diminutive size of Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut: Essays & Observations fool you—it’s filled with big laughs, emotions, angst and enough four-letter words to get Kargman ki

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What’s for Dinner? Quirky, Squirmy Poems from the Animal World is far more than a collection of 29 delightful and sometimes surprising poems for children.

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Successfully mixing two genres—comedy and crime—is a daunting task, but talented writers, like Tim Dorsey, manage to accomplish what readers seek in the mixture of the two.

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“Phineas and Ferb” is a popular animated children’s series on the Disney Channel.

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So . . . who saw School of Rock? That 2004 movie with Jack Black? Anyone . . . anyone? Bueller?

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There are any number of handbooks for surviving a zombie apocalypse. These days, with the popularity of the variously undead, it’s practically become a genre in and of itself.

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Nora Ephron is back, with her introspective look at life, recalling all that she hasn’t yet forgotten.

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When reading Gina Ochsner’s The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight, I kept asking myself what, exactly, this book is. It is a parable, limned with metaphors? Is it magical realism?

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