Literary Fiction

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“. . . what Lynn Coady shows is a different kind of truth, an artistic truth . . .”

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“Sweet Tooth is wonderfully misleading, absolutely delectable, and very smart. And it is still a love story.”

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“Ms. Schutt has a stark, scientific eye and an artist’s voice.”

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“There is much to admire in The Heart Broke In . . . shines like a literary oasis.”

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“. . . pedophilia wrapped up in fancy words.”

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“. . . an introspective and contemporary character study. . . . a well-measured and mature debut.”

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“. . . both charming and touching . . . [a] fresh take on an old and venerable institution . . .”

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“. . . deserves a bright spotlight on the literary stage . . .”

Seventeen-year-old Christine Bolz works as a domestic for the Bauermans in a small German Village.

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“The tenderness with which Ms. Reisz writes the love story that develops between these two men belies genre and stereotype. . . . This is not your mother’s Harlequin romance.”

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“. . . 500 pages of hypnotic, pokey verbosity. . . . The writing is amazing.”

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“. . . you’ll be glad you got on for the ride—and made it safely to the end.”

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“. . . the writing is so beautiful, personal, and alive, so in the moment . . .”

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“. . . a potboiler of a thing, something that would have, during the studio era, been the stuff of a B picture.”

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“In The Homegoing we enter this world as outsiders, but through Michael Olin-Hitt’s tender revelations we experience a sense of coming home.”

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“. . . will reward a patient, reflective reader.”

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“. . . a parable for modernized, globalized, restless identity.”

Beggar’s Feast, by its title alone, introduces a wry tone.

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“Mr. Lodge writes beautifully . . . irresistible . . .”

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“The writing is all too coy, too precious, too studied . . . Still, there is talent here, undeniable talent . . .”

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“. . . fiendishly funny. . . . Dante himself would probably applaud.”

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“. . . the life Mr. Schlink assiduously documents brims with hope.”

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“. . . [a] febrile but readable novel . . .”

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“. . . filled with wonderfully zany characters Agatha Christie would have killed for.”

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“. . . a work that is rich in the details of the artist’s outer and inner life . . .”

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“. . . heroic yet ethically complex characters and a simple plot.”

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