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The braided narrative is not a new novel form. Authors have long used interwoven but seemingly disparate plotlines to achieve a whole that is greater than its parts.

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“Peopled with strong female characters, A Single Thread is a tribute to those women who defied convention and dared to find happiness in a world that had nothing left to offer them

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“At times Stealing the Scream is laugh-out-loud funny, but it is always filled with enough mystery to encourage the reader to keep turning the page.”

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How many tech bloggers writing about cyber crime do you know who can produce a superbly written, eventful, novel on their first attempt? Well, E. R. Ramzipoor has done it.

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The Dutch Maiden is a well-crafted gothic romantic story, with strong characters, set at a difficult time in Europe.”

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“a narrative that reminds its readers of the extent to which everyone who came after the LSD experiments, and the psychedelic sixties, is drawn to that story, but forever remains outside it

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Irish Above All is a likeable book, nicely written and carefully paced—just a bit too long.”

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“How did three upper-class English sisters become ardent Fascists just before World War II?”

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Revolutionaries is overflowing, hyper, passionate, raunchy, forceful, and over the top—just like its subject, the fictitious sixties radical Lenny Snyder.”

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“A timely, and more importantly, a vivid, often searing examination of the lives, attitudes, and emotional baggage of immigrants and Americans in a small California town.”

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“With her two Walter Mosley-like gifts—impeccable narrative pacing and masterful command of Los Angeles’ intricate, evolving dynamics of race and class—Nina Revoyr’s L.A.

“This is Natt Och Dag’s first published novel, but it seems too skillful and too assured to be his first writing.

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77 is, among other things, a potent reminder of the gruesome paths of totalitarian dictators.”

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This novel is promoted by the publisher as “a dramatic and moving re-imagining of the characters from Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea,” albeit in a different location and context.

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“Though too untethered to a timeline to comprise a traditional rise-and-fall saga, American Pop delivers a wondrously mosaic-like, multigenerational chronicle of a family that buil

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Most alternate histories reimagine big turning points or the momentous decisions of famous people.

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“Washington Black is a rich, absorbing tale.”

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“Where the paintings lurk unfinished and revealing, Killing Commendatore is over-written and obtuse. Murakami has written far better books than this one.

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“In the beginning there was one murderer, one mule and one boy, but this isn’t the beginning . . .

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Fate gave Roxanne Veletzos a rare opportunity, and she seized it: a chance to rewrite history.

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“Sometimes funny, always smart and honest, Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s stories hold the reader, even as the painful truths of human lives break through.”

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“November Road is a tour de force, highly recommended for all lovers of noir fiction.”

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When looking among 19th century women for those who might have been feminists, forged a path for women’s rights, or were simply independent-minded, the pickings are rather slim. Susan B.

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Deviation is an amazing, courageous book by an amazing, courageous woman. It is not, however, the eye-opening book a reader might expect.

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“an essential piece of American literature, already, and the further we descend into an age of circuses without bread, the more poignant will be our Slinger’s aim on the true heart of the W

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