Literary Fiction

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“Cruz has created an unforgettable character in Cara. And readers will feel like they’ve made a new, fascinating friend.”

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“We’re in the presence of an author both wholly assured and tentative, both nagged by the complexities of narrative and able to exploit them.”

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“very funny . . . if you’re ready to laugh at pandemic absurdities, this is the book for you.”

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“Brilliantly conceived. . . . There are court intrigues, whispered rumors, a clever subplot about the power of painting, what it reveals as well as what it hides . . .

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“A powerful story of community, faith, and belief, and which ones truly matter versus ones that are false distractions.”

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In the early- to mid-20th century, a state school named Willowbrook was located in Staten Island, New York.

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“Early 20th century writing, especially translated from one language to another, can be challenging to read, but Nèmirovsky’s story and Smith’s translation make Master of Souls

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Debbie Macomber has once again given readers a delightful story, relatable and likeable characters, and the perfect level of tension.

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This novel is an insightful tale of an unnamed young woman venturing into the field of medicine.

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“lyrical beauty of Manfredi’s prose . . . at its heart, The Empire of Dirt is a rich puzzle impossible to resist.”

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“tightly crafted women’s fiction, with a sensitive look at love, conscience, and loyalty.”

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“This is a very funny, easy to read novel that has an edge thanks to its main character’s charade.”

Cyclorama is a stunning novel that weaves together past and present while reflecting on and questioning Anne Frank’s timeless assertion, “In spite of everything, I still believe that peopl

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“Readers may never know if or how that near-death experience [Wiggins' stroke while writing] may have altered Wiggins’ concept of Properties of Thirst.

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“I did not know how to explain this stubborn love for my parents that I staggered under, iridescent and gigantic and veined with a terrible grief, grief for the ways their lives had been compost fo

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“With wonderful writing, Alyssa Songsiridej has created an exploration of how romantic relationships can and often do evolve . .

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The stories in Maggie Shipstead’s You Have a Friend in 10A were published in literary journals between 2009 and 2017.

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“fairy tales aren’t just for kids.”

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The Amish, known for being peace-loving and reticent, believe first and foremost in family and community.

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Nineteen-year-old Avery helps her mother give birth to a baby boy who dies within ten minutes. While her female siblings care for their mother, Avery is given the task of burying the child.

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Historical fiction that features real people can be problematic.

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“novelists like Julian Barnes can make excellent theologians and philosophers.”

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The Great Man Theory is an engrossing political novel but not in the usual sense.

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“a masterpiece that works on both a grand scale, and a minute, more intimate one.”

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At 128 pages, The Reservoir is described as a novella. Fever dream would be more apt.

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