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“Ta-Nehisi Coates has long been among America’s most clear-eyed scholars of race and racism. The Water Dancer is a masterpiece built within that clarity.
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“Heather Morris reminds us about the human side of the Holocaust and helps us remember with her fine storytelling.”
“Perry is a master of the British historical novel, this time leaving the Victorian era behind and delving into a new but volatile century.”
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“Hidden and Visible Realms does make for pleasurable and fast reading.
“Fans of Virgil Flowers will love Bloody Genius, as will fans of Lucas Davenport and the Prey series.
Frankisstein by Jeanette Winterson is a novel that is also a metaphor.
“You will end up in love with Olive because she is a ton of well-written fun. You’ll enjoy her musings and put-downs and her reflections.
“Rafala seems to love language as much as his characters love their farms and their patron saint. That’s a powerful combination, and it fuels a compelling novel.”
“Each novel Man Booker finalist Deborah Levy writes comes nearer perfection.
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“Crain’s gift is in analyzing intense human relationships.”
No one can understand the torment of postpartum depression unless they go through it.
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“Isaacs’ writing is clever and funny, with laugh-out-loud moments and strong character development.”
“The Shape of Night expertly blends mystery with romance and speculative fiction.”
“Walbert’s prose is undeniably lovely, and her stories evoke vivid moments in time.”
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“What makes Ninth House authentic is Bardugo's ability to mix the supernatural with everyday humanity and make it seem perfectly normal.”
“Church of the Graveyard Saints crackles with fully realized characters in a vivid setting.”
“Different kinds of mystical pairings are beautifully interwoven throughout the pages.”
“This finely textured novel is made up of many . . . small, intimate moments, yet the effect is sweeping, grand, and lavish—and all deeply moving.”