Fiction

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“Officials forcibly remove her to the New York School for Girls where she is essentially imprisoned and turned into an indentured servant.

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“This 24th in the series will do for a quickly moving airport or travel read, but only the ‘mental disorder as disability’ premise is memorable . . .

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“Well-written with enough twists and turns to keep a reader turning the pages, Perrin weaves a taut and unusual tale.”

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“Jiaming Tang’s first novel is a beautiful meditation on love, loss, and the haunting power of the past.”

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an existential treatise that looks over life’s shoulder with laser sharp perception from the vantage point of old age.” 

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World War I France is the setting for Miss Morgan’s Book Brigade, a work of historical fiction written by Janet Skeslien Charles.

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“Baldacci has a reputation for solid character development, and A Calamity Of Souls continues to build that reputation even higher.”

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In a way, Xochitl González’s Anita de Monte Laughs Last is almost two novels in one, both great.

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“a frightening tale, stuffed with villains and other scary creatures, but it’s also a cautionary one about the dangers of scientific experiments that might go seriously wrong.”

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“engrossing . . .”

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"an enthralling and believable story."

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El agua es la vida—“water is life”—Cedar Koons writes at the beginning of her compelling new mystery, A Thirst for Murder, quoting an old Southwest Spanish saying.

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“The simulcast of the poems within Bad Mexican, Bad American present the complex dynamic of this dual identity as easily as the morning sun rises, caresses the sky, then transits t

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“Cleeton unfolds the story in a way that grabs the reader and keeps the suspense going . . . “

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“Stag is an excellent crime novel by an emerging author who shows an unerring feel for rural noir and a shining promise of more to come . . .”

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“An exceptional story dealing with an author’s dilemma as he recreates the story of an old crime as seen through newer eyes several years removed from the incident.”

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“An admirably creative story readers will long remember, leaving authors wondering why they didn't think of it first.”

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“a page-turning exploration of love, motherhood, and secrecy.”

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“In Mania, Shriver is not enlightening us with sharp satire; she is hitting us over the head with a baseball bat.”

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The Sleepwalkers seems to have a lot going for it. The main characters are young, beautiful, wealthy, and on their honeymoon.

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There’s a memorable line in the Latin American classic Women With Big Eyes that reads, “Aunt Daniela fell in love the way intelligent women always fall in love: like an idiot.”

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"an interesting insight into how far 'progressive' thinking can take someone."

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Help Wanted is a novel about characters who some might call “ordinary people,” in this case the workers at a big box store very much like Walmart.

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“an intensely lyrical, philosophical novella by a gifted writer, easily capable of these sophisticated leaps and drops.”

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