Literary Fiction

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The novels of Ward Just have frequently divided a readership uncertain of where to place him in the spectrum of contemporary American fiction.

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Alas, the promise of award-winning novelist, editor and publisher Carol Edgarian’s new novel, Three Stage of Amazement, is not realized, despite the success of her first fiction book,

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The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman’s smart, funny, wise, and entertaining debut novel explores the relationships and dynamics of a contemporary Russian-Jewish immigrant family from the former

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If Jim Carroll’s The Basketball Diaries reads like an homage to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, his posthumously published The Petting Zoo finds the author paying tribute to

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Faced with a book titled The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe, whose cover is filled with retro-horror line drawings, the reader is daunted.

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Reading an Orhan Pamuk novel sometimes feels more like studying a painting or experiencing a work of architecture.

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Assassin-turned-time-traveler Toby O’Dare is back in Of Love and Evil, the second installment of Anne Rice’s Song of the Seraphim series.

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Angel Cat Sugar, created by Yuko Shimizu and realized here in a cute Valentine’s Day offering by Ellie O’Ryan is celebrating her favorite holiday.

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Mary Balogh detours a bit from her usual series writing to produce a charmingly delightful book that is a must-read on every romance connoisseur’s list.

It must be read to know why.

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First published in 1925, the Argentinian, Lascano Tegui’s novel, On Elegance While Sleeping, was just reprinted and deftly translated into English by Idra Novey, giving an English language

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A good writer can make any scenario dramatic—even short-selling the summer electricity market in Texas in 2005.

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There is a pang that occurs quite naturally when you hear that a friend or family member is about to watch a really great movie for the very first time.

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Degrees of Elevation: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalachia brings together 17 gifted writers whose voices are as unique and striking as the region about which they write.

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First impressions can be deceiving. The first chapter of Murray Tillman’s Meet Me on the Paisley Roof is the ultimate turn-off.

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This is the latest book by the “shuffling old man” of poetry, Charles Simic. And it is terrific.

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Oh, to be a 19th century English aristocrat compelled to take a languorous journey by coach—ship—camel to the mysteries of Egypt, where upon a sturdy square-sailed dahabieh, doting servants attend

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It’s confusing enough to be adopted. To be thrust from abject poverty in one of the poorest favelas in São Paulo into one of the richest families in the country, even more so.

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Nora MacKenzie lost everything.

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Pop Quiz: The title, Isle of Dreams, refers to:

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There exists a fascination with Emily Dickinson, a genius in a tiny bedroom scribbling poems that would become legendary. A mythological recluse writing about life, but not participating in it.

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Even the most enthusiastic admirers of the late Roberto Bolaño must wonder sometimes if there is really a case for posthumously publishing everything that he ever wrote.

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Here is a Southern literary novel that takes the reader back to 1920 and the back hills of the Carolina highlands where horses are still the main means of travel.

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The good thing about anthologies is that it gives readers an opportunity for quick reads, without a lot of the flowery and extraneous prose that often bogs down other novels.

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Mason’s in a bit of a bind, though he might not admit it to you.

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Dr. Zhivago is a big book, physically and in terms of its themes, multi-stranded storylines and historical backdrop.

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