Literary Fiction

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“imaginative prelude to the novel that has become one of the most famous horror stories ever written”

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"Spells by Michel de Ghelderode offers a collection of stories both beautiful and loathsome. He represents literature that must be wrestled with to fully appreciate. . . .

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In the September 26, 2002, issue of The New York Review of Books, in an article rather marvelously entitled “The Queen of Quinkdom,” Margaret Atwood tackled Ursula K. Le Guin.

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The release of a new novel by multiple award-winning author Barbara Kingsolver is such an important event on the publishing calendar it’s enough to set booksellers’ pulses racing and book clubs all

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“Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners reminds us that laughter can be both enlightening and uplifting.

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“a slow and detailed portrait of human relationships. . . .

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Threaded with magic and peril, Laird Hunt’s latest novel explores the wilds of colonial New England through the lens of a missing woman.

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“This just may be the perfect book for our times, when acknowledgement of common ground and empathy are sorely needed.”

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

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

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“poems of balanced wildness and instinctual grace.”

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Irene Steele has a close to perfect life, or does she? She loves job, her husband Russ, their Victorian home, and her two grown sons.

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“A Bildungsroman for our troubled times, set in a place where nothing is safe or certain.”

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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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As we approach adulthood, we convince ourselves that the mental scripts that have defined us for nearly our entire lives can be discarded. Or altered. Or at least minimized.

After burning out working with youth gangs in Los Angeles, Chicana social worker Rosa Medina retreats to Puerto de Luna, New Mexico. There, she intends to write a novel about Billy the Kid.

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Sean, the main character in this novel, tells us there are two types of psychopaths. The first type is completely oblivious to their wrongdoing and can normalize even the most savage behavior.

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“This is a small but beautiful book and one that deserves to be cherished.

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“The Storyteller’s Secret is a lavishly told tale of secrets, love, and loyalty.

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“In The Dogs of Detroit Felver has created a dark mirror for readers to gaze into.”

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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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A teenage girl is viciously stabbed multiple times in the woods, the result of a preplanned attack by her two best friends. The motive?

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“Bald Knobber is a good example of how design matters in books, how we experience a book as an object first, then dive into the pages to discover the world inside.

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Suffering from vague cognitive deficits after his car plunges into Lake Superior, Virgil Wander must navigate the world anew.

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International bestselling author Khaled Hosseini’s new work Sea Prayer, a glimpse of a final, treasured moment between father and son, does not disappoint.

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