Literary Fiction

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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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the inciting incident
Scene: Arc d’ Triumph. Jude Law meets Gabriel

Garcia Marquez, calls him Gabo.

Marquez slaps the boy and calls him puta,

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It’s been six years since New York Times bestselling author Crusie’s last solo novel.

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“I try to write the books I would love to come upon. . . .”
—Anne Lamott

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
— Rumi

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Drawn to the hallucinatory, enchanted by the morbid, the gothic sensibility mixes incarceration with necromancy, technology with architecture, vampires with séances.

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“Most of our fears are petty and small. . . . 

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 Blue Has No South, Alex Epstein’s first book to be translated into English, is a book of 114 surreal, absurd, and/or paradoxical very short stories or flash fiction.

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An Unfinished Score begins with our viola-player protagonist, Suzanne, learning about her lover’s tragic death from a radio announcement as she’s having dinner with her composer husband, B

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A Chesapeake Shores Christmas, book number four in Ms. Woods’s series, examines the lives of Mick and Megan O’Brien, a middle-aged couple, divorced for several years.

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The fine and noble tradition of protest poetry is in safe, strong hands with this latest collection from Thomas Sayers Ellis.

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Incest, murder, and a devastating fire come too late in this noir novel to make it a good read. This is unfortunate, because the writer has obvious talent.

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The Blending Time is aimed at ages 12 and up, but there are parts that seem shocking in the context of a YA novel—shocking in the context of reality—even though they’re obviously references to even

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“I, Edwin Newton Cheek, rode off to war that spring I was eleven, in the warm fly-buzzing days—in the spring of the lush lilacs, 1861.

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In the wee hours of a London morning, a wealthy, elderly man, Frank Schoeller, is brutally attacked in his home.

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The search for the truth can often be elusive. The truth itself can be devastating.

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 She did it!  She really did it!  Ms.

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