Literary Fiction

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A woman therapist is called by neighbors to coax a wild girl down from a tree.

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What happens when an urban dweller attempts to live a more sustainable and authentic life? Chaos. Near financial ruin. Hilarity. And, finally, triumph.

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Teenagers fall in love but very few have to literally fall in order to obtain the heart of that special someone.

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Dan DeWeese’s well-crafted and engaging novel, You Don’t Love This Man, is unusual in that it is so well written but lacks real, thought-provoking substance.

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Francine Prose takes the reader right into her story with the very first sentence. Then she goes retro, flitting back and forth between her heroine’s American present and her Albanian past.

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It’s nice to read a book in which the reader is the hero. And in Charles Davis’s Standing at the Crossroads, the reader is most definitely the hero.

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Not many individuals get a second chance at life.

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We think of the great multi-masted sailing ships of the mid-1800s as being entirely male domains; however, The Sea Captain’s Wife explores the sea-faring life from a woman’s point of view.

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Consider the women of Water’s Ford, Pennsylvania, in Jennifer Chiaverini’s newest novel, The Union Quilters.

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First, some simple truths: Emma Straub is the real deal: a writer whose gift it is to take the ordinary and, through the selection of perfectly telling details and sublime and sometimes brutal obse

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Dr. Elena Gardner, one month from completing her residency in Family Practice, needs a life change.

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Netsuke is a fastener that secures the cord at the top of the sash, which holds traditional Japanese robes together. They became great objects of artistic expression.

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In the course of “The Netherlands Lives with Water,” one of the short stories that comprises the new collection, You Think That’s Bad, author Jim Shepard tells a joke.

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An Empty Death from Laura Wilson is the second novel in the Scotland Yard Det. Insp.

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If Wishes Were Horses could start a lively debate in a book club about what constitutes a romance.

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Barrio Bushido is one of the most disturbing books you will ever read.

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“There are eras of every life that have a carapace about them, a scar grown out of the woundedness . . .

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David is a college dropout, addicted to computer porn, and toiling away in a dead-end job.

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Jonathan Evison’s first novel, All About Lulu, was a compelling coming-of-age story derived from the oddities of family life in the 1960s and their effects on the next generation.

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Ari Selkirk has always stood out with her long, silvery white hair and strange teal eyes; it’s difficult not to notice her.

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Winner of the Per Olov Enquist Prize, Sweden’s highest literary honor, Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s Montecore is the story of Abbas, a Tunisian immigrant who falls in love with a politically-min

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The current recession sets the backdrop for Where I Belong, Gwendolyn Heasley’s debut novel.

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This first novel by John Micaud is certainly packed with family and their place and life details.

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Robert Olen Butler, best known for A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain, his 1993 Pulitzer-Prize winning collection of short stories, has been turning out first-rate fiction for three deca

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With the same imagery and tone as Sleepy Hollow and a hint of The Village’s mystery, Sarah Blakely Cartwright has written a novel based on David Leslie Johnson’s screenplay for th

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