Literary Fiction

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Annabelle McKay is a student at U.C. Santa Barbara when she meets her future husband, Grant, at a students’ apartment eviction party in Isla Vista.

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This is the story of fifteen-year-old Rutka, a Polish girl orphaned by the Holocaust. Virtually all of her tight-knit Jewish family has been murdered.

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 The Sex Pistols are screaming in the ears of this reviewer’s headset (with the volume on full blast) as he sits in a geodesic dome made by Buckminster Fuller.

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It’s impossible to avoid comparisons between The Astronomer, Lawrence Goldstone’s deft historical thriller, and that familiar blockbuster, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

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Hamlet’s Gertrude. The Taming of the Shrew’s Katherina.

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Bob Dylan’s album John Wesley Harding was released in 1967. Susan Streeter Carpenter’s debut novel, Riders on the Storm, is set in Cleveland in 1968.

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Is Anne Tyler feeling her age? Arriving at her late sixties after four decades of writing exquisitely observed novels about the challenges and triumphs of middle class families, Ms.

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Imagine 1984 as narrated by Holden Caulfield. Imagine Caliban performing a star turn in a Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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In this innovative novel, the author makes all too clear the impossibility of a divorced father’s leading a normal life while playing professional baseball.

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A doff of the hat to the powers-that-be at Dutton for having the courage in this economy, and the faith in Mr.

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Burning Lamp, Book Two of the Dreamlight Trilogy, is an Arcane Society novel familiar to many readers of science fiction and fantasy.

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On page 66 of this slim novel, a character called Bolaño is quoted as saying: “Tell that stupid Arnold Bennet that all his rules about plot only apply to novels that are copies of other novels.” Pe

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Across the “pond” and beyond, A Thousand Cuts, by Londoner Simon Lelic not only emulates the headlines, it dissects them by exploring the views and theories of those observers and amateur

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A leading Spanish postmodernist novelist paraphrases, summarizes, and cites James Joyce’s modernist “mistresspiece,” most-loved of all that Irishman’s works.

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If you enjoy vain, idle, narcissistic characters similar to those in The Great Gatsby, then pick up Martin Amis’s The Pregnant Widow and put yourself inside the head of Keith Near

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". . . examines the intersection of the development of personal identity with cultural identity and even political identity."

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In a vastly different narrative than what readers have come to expect from bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund, Adam & Eve takes readers on an epic journey of extraterrestrial and religious p

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One could scarcely choose a better book to ward off a dreary winter's day than this latest installment to the 44 Scotland Street series.

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“On the one hand, there was the logic of the law, the science of criminology, the processes of adjudication. On the other, there was pain, murderous rage, death.”

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This is a new publication of a mid-twentieth century work that will introduce a whole new generation to one of the greatest adventure stories ever.

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Lexie Sinclair’s mundane life during the early 1950s is about to take off like a rocket.

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In a gritty and yet honest portrayal of teenage life, the truth is not always what we might wish for or want to acknowledge.

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The joy of pulps is how some are so hard to categorize, case in point this terrific novel set in an alternate 1950s.

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Redemption Falls is part two of Joseph O’Connor’s Irish American trilogy. It is a fictional post-Civil War tale set in the west, most likely Montana.

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