Literary Fiction

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Ms. Glass’s talent lies in writing about the complexities of family dynamics. The Widower’s Tale is her fourth novel and takes place in an idyllic, suburban Boston community.

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An arrogant talking head has just humiliated his well-meaning director, Henry, in front of his crew.

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“Tracing our steps from the beginning / Until they vanished into the air / Trying to understand how our lives had led us there.”
—Jackson Browne

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“Occasionally the literary world is treated to a book that seems to have been written with divine inspiration.

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Taroko Gorge is Jacob’s debut novel. The setting is Taiwan’s National Park and the story is littered with a cast of international characters.

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Readers be warned: this review of Bryan Batt’s She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother, will violate the first rule of book reviewing laid down by John Updike: “Try to understand what the author

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 Bloomsbury USA, September 2009 Ms. Randall has crafted a fascinating and serious novel of the 20th Century Civil Rights movement.

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Ann Brashares’ latest novel, My Name Is Memory, is the perfect melding of historical and contemporary fiction.

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Marcel Möring’s In a Dark Wood is a highly literary, imaginative, and experimental novel that explores large themes—including Jewish identity after the Holocaust and the search for meaning

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Every week, tens of thousands of NASCAR fans line sweltering racetracks in hopes of being up close when a spectacular crash occurs.

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“We got what we needed.”

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 Aharon Appelfeld’s Blooms of Darkness (originally published in 2006 as Pirkhei Ha’afeilah) conveys the Shoah experiences of Hugo, an eleven-year-old Jewish boy who witnesses the

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There is nothing more frightening than a woman scorned, especially if said woman also has access to the Internet and boasts a very colorful vocabulary to boot.

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A Phrase Book for Spiritual Emergencies is a series of slices of life followed by essays.

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You know something’s up when the publisher has a name like “Exterminating Angel,” and the book’s dedication page says the author “intends no disrespect. . . .

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Nicholas Evans is not a prolific writer. Not when compared to other writers of a similar standing who, like he, can generally be counted upon to shift a good number of books.

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Tears of the Mountain follows Jeremiah McKinley as he negotiates the Centennial Independence Day, July 4, 1876.

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In her long and prolific career, Cynthia Ozick has created a literary oeuvre of impressive complexity in the form of essays, short stories, novellas, drama, and poetry, ornamented with five delirio

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In post-apocalyptic Africa in the Seven Rivers Kingdom, there are two peoples: the Nuru and the Okeke.

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“The heart asks pleasure first, and then excuse from pain.”
—Emily Dickinson

“God, if He was anything, was the answer to the mystery of why you got sick. . . .”
—Joshua Ferris

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When reading Gina Ochsner’s The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight, I kept asking myself what, exactly, this book is. It is a parable, limned with metaphors? Is it magical realism?

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In the historical novel, The Fort, Bernard Cornwall brings the reader another tale of the American Revolution.

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Artists don’t always think the same as the general public. What makes them special is their viewpoint of the world.

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 That these poems are so simple to read is an indication of the labor and talent that went into writing them.

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