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The writing alone is a wonder and a fitting coda for the career of this great writer who led the parade of extremely talented writers coming out of post-independence Niger

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"We take for granted the plants and animals with whom we share our environment, even as we steadily destroy it.

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“beautifully written. Thomson is a master of description, often erotic description.”

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“Whether Jim Shepard is a prophet or just a great writer with a clever concept, we’ll probably never really know.

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A powerful #ownvoices #livedexperience autobiographical picture book, Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman is the story, told in reverse chronological order, about how

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“For those who want a close-up portrait of a complex society with a rich history and plenty of contradictions, My Old Home is an excellent place to begin.”

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The Twilight Zone is a novel about the long and brutal dictatorship led by Augusto Pinochet in Chile from 1973 to 1990, yes.

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I’m Staying Here is a simple title surrounding a profoundly moving story about ordinary people trying to live their lives as farmers, as they have for centuries. It’s 1923.

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Can a novel be about a moment? About a group of people, unique and familiar at the same time, living through that moment that doesn’t yet have a name or any one specific date?

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“packed with crucial climate-change information framed in fairly comprehensible terms. . . .

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“Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?”

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“Accept that you might have conventional horizons. Stop asking for life to be a poem. Why is it so difficult to speak plainly without allusions to books, films, and art?”

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“Winter Counts is a notable debut by an author who clearly has many important and insightful things to say about life on the reservation.”

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“Brad Thor has mastered the art of the thriller cliffhanger, and readers will definitely be grateful to have this particular arc brought to a close, as well as wondering where Scot Harvath

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If you follow American politics with more than a cursory glance, and who doesn’t these days, it may strike you as odd that someone would try to write a novel of political satire set within and cent

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“Brian Castleberry, . . . has done a masterful job of weaving his complex pattern with a momentum that never flags.

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“Crain’s gift is in analyzing intense human relationships.”

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“Arianna Dagnino is to be complimented on her storytelling ability. She describes the beauty of South Africa through the careful choice of words, providing a cultural educa

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“A pleasant page-turner with an important reminder about the value of social activism.”

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Ma Jian’s China Dream is a dissident novel in all senses of the term. It’s a novel written by a dissident: “every novel [Ma has] written has been banned in the mainland.

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The Daughter’s Tale is a brilliant, engrossing, immersive novel with extremely compelling characters.

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“An undercurrent of slow dread seems to permeate the small, inconsequential details of daily routine, throwing into stark relief the paranoias that are lurking close to the surface.”

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“Not only did this novel . . .

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“a perfect read in today's political climate.”

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Alpha: Abidjan to Paris tells the story of the refugees’ struggle from up close and personal through the character of Alpha, a cabinet maker in the Cote d'Ivore, the Ivory Coast.

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