Literary Fiction

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My Red Heaven is inspired by a painting of the same by Otto Fruendlich that is abstract and wonderful.

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The Majesties, although it rolls out easily, troubles deeply, haunting and even chilling its reader well beyond the final page.”

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“Chillingly frank in its discussion of our planets fragile ecological system and the fight to save our basic natural resources.”

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A Beginning at the End is a heartfelt family drama . . .”

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“Topics of Conversation is a smart, well-articulated and -designed novel.

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“As literature, American Dirt is modern realism at its finest: a tale of moral challenge in the spirit Theodore Dreiser wrapped inside a big-hearted social epic lik

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“Sterling Watson’s new novel, The Committee, transmutes Lavender Scare investigators’ ruthless assaults on suspected homosexuals in 1950s Gainesville into heart-racing fiction that

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“Told with the voice of a literary master at the top of her craft, the pace may be too slow for thriller readers, but for those who love a strong literary voice in their genre fiction or th

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“Huie has taken this story and twisted it like a pretzel. And like a warm pretzel with lots of salt and mustard, this one is satisfying to the very end.”

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“TR deputized Hay to investigate the accident . . . or was it an attempted assassination?”

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Hobnail and Other Frontier Stories can be viewed as a primer on western settlement history as well as a sampler of today’s best western fiction writers.”

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“Aoife’s poignant and endearing story will linger long after the final pages. This family-forward debut is one to be savored and shared.”

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“beautifully crafted, unusually structured novel about the inescapability of memory, the tragic scars left by trauma and abuse, and the abuse of power.”

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“Although frequently painful to read, The German House is a condemnation of the Nazi past, but also an exploration of survivors’ guilt, as well as families in conflict.”

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Staten Island Stories concerns ugly times and circumstances, but the people and the stories are beautiful.”

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“An escapist read in which the lawmen are the outlaws, and the good guys win.”

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Emma Donoghue is a magnificent writer, but Akin is not her best novel. Still, it’s a high bar.

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Writing good historical fiction is a particular challenge. Not only must an author craft a good story, they have to get the history correct, especially the mood and setting for the plot.

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Not every novel has to feel like a novel. Global literature is, arguably, all the better for works that broke every rule and succeeded.

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John Connolly’s recent book, A Book of Bones, is difficult reading for several reasons—its extreme length, its wandering story arc, and its disappearing protagonist, just to name a few.

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Though The Christmas Boutique is the 21st book in the Elm Creek Series, this enchanting Christmas tale can stand well on its own.

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Nothing More Dangerous is the next best thing to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird . . .”

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It may be tough to read complex novels in these days of social media platforms and fast food fiction, but Mama Hissa's Mice by Saud Al-Sanousi, translated by Sawad Hussain, is worth your t

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Space Invaders is a novella, barely 66 pages, each one only seven-by-five inches, that effectively holds between its covers a story extending far beyond the physical space it might occupy

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The Devil’s Slave is gripping historical fiction . . .”

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