Literary Fiction

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“a different kind of story of a girl and her dog.”

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“Absurdly compelling, packing a double barrel blast . . .”

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A new novel by Julian Barnes is exciting.

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“A different kind of detective story, The Spirit Photographer is an American gothic novel set in a time of post-war turmoil.”

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Alan Hollinghurst’s novel, The Sparsholt Affair, presents a bit of a conundrum.

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"required reading for those who want sour along with the sweet of life."

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Although slender in scope, Eventide by Therese Bohman scales one woman’s life experience in three dimensions.

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The sudden death of Harry Ackerman’s father opens the door to an explosive mix of seductions, obsessions, and dark secrets from the past.

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Jules Davis, a high school senior, loves her two best friends but envies them, too.

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Jefferson James raised his daughter Jillian when her mother took off after her birth. Throughout Jillian's life, she learned nothing about her mom, and her dad was close-mouthed about his past.

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Ghost writers have always been figures of mystique. Often they are the unsung or at least, un-marketed heroes of wonderful literary works.

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When Navajo Tribal Police officer Bernadette Manuelito reluctantly arrives to speak at an outdoor character-building program for teens in the El Malpais badlands, she discovers that one of the youn

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The first thing to say about Jennifer Fink is that she is intelligent, clever, and sometimes funny.

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Cloudbursts is novelist Thomas McGuane’s collection of 38 of his best stories, most previously published but some new ones as well.

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“. . . reminiscent of any of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker series, with more than a maddening touch of Werner Herzog.”

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“Ashbery’s work is an assemblage fashioned by a genius, and They Knew What They Wanted is a great tribute, an absolute treasure.”

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Christine Mangan’s noir novel, Tangerine, draws a fine line between homage to Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley novels and downright copying or pastiche.

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A natural-born trapper and hunter raised in the Alaskan wilderness, Tracy Petrikoff spends her days tracking animals and running with her dogs in the remote forests surrounding her family’s home.

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Coming of age stories seem a dime a dozen these days, which is why it takes a particularly striking novel to catch the eyes of readers.

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“well written, masterfully translated . . . rewards rereading.”

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Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen is a novel in miniature.

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Do we really know what happened on April 4, 1968, when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee?

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With over a dozen English-language books on the topic in the last decade alone, the ill-fated love story of the 12th century French scholar-monk Peter Abelard and his pupil Heloise continues to fas

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“Harley McKenna is possibly the most powerful, original female character we’ve had in decades . . . Barbed Wire Heart is an evocative work of darkness and redemption . .

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The cover of Goat Songs is a goat, a giant goat staring at you with hypnotic eyes and a bulbous nose. It immediately evokes memories of the film the Men Who Stare at Goats.

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