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“whatever streets they walk, whatever wisdom they earn, these brave people don’t simply abandon old lands. They take the reader along in creating new ones.”

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“a delicious, delightful read . . .”

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“With Pelecanos’ longstanding care for the humanity, even among the most desperate and downtrodden, Owning Up is about the ripple effects and long-term ramifications of crime or tr

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“Wherever he takes you—to the steamy summers of the Deep South, to dingy bars and squalid dwellings, or to fragrant cherry orchards by a lake near Bigfork—Burke makes everything come to lif

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What makes Keegan’s writing so rich is her economy of words and her ability to create vivid and powerful scenes while maintaining a simple style.”

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“Louise Kennedy’s brass tack writing takes center stage in each of her haunting short stories.

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Kate Atkinson has never been a predictable writer.

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“This is a book for those who love nature. It is the domain where Macy excels.”

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“every story in the collection is beautifully constructed, consisting of elegant, at times lyrical prose, is engaging, and is propelled by a compelling, astute narrative voice.”

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White Cat, Black Dog enchants—but beware, the underlying darkness is deep and very real.”

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This collection of nine stories features florid depictions of low life, vivid details about dysfunctional relationships spent in seedy strip motels, and an unusual number of descriptions of toilets

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“We’re in the presence of an author both wholly assured and tentative, both nagged by the complexities of narrative and able to exploit them.”

“In these stories, we inhabit the lives of the characters, yes, but the stories behind them also tell us about ourselves.”

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The stories in Maggie Shipstead’s You Have a Friend in 10A were published in literary journals between 2009 and 2017.

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Joyce Carol Oates’ tales are unsettling, disquieting, some endings left hanging, leaving readers with questions that implicate more horror yet to come to

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The Angel of Rome is highly recommended. The stories represent some of Walter’s best writing.”

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Hilary Mantel is best known in America as the author of the historical trilogy, Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies, and The Mirror & The Light.

The Partition is a wide-ranging collection of nine short stories focusing on aging, loneliness, sexual identity, the brutal competition in the movie industry (“Late in the Day” and “Les ho

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“In lyrical, often shimmering, language, Mirosevich finds meaning and memory in the lives lived  by the . . . sea . . .”

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We seldom find a book that we have hoped for like this one.

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“This is delightful old-school mystery fiction, filled with humor, suspense, and a knack for twisty surprises that Lovesey has made all his own.”

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“Hyperbole and exaggeration are the definition of camp, an air of performance also part of the package, and Walker’s characters obligingly give the impression of always being always in desp

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