Fiction

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What happens when a marriage of 29 years is on the rocks? Michelle and Max Turnbull, parents to three wonderful daughters, have been happy for the first 25 years they've been together.

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“The book’s suspense rests on whether and when Cal will finally turn to face his lifelong attacker. What will he lose, in what sequence? How humiliated and abased will he become?

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The Enigma of Room 622 can’t be read quickly, but it provides humor and insight throughout the long journey—and many elegant twists of crime and detection, with plenty of surprise

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Always the First to Die is a story evolving around the making of a slasher movie that should itself be made into a film.”

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“Cruz has created an unforgettable character in Cara. And readers will feel like they’ve made a new, fascinating friend.”

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“the understated text allows the art to shine . . . a lovely way to show how everyone has something to offer.”

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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.”

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In the 1940s, thousands of Jews and others the Nazis considered "undesirable" are transported to Auschwitz in Germany where their heads are shaved, their bodies disinfected, and then they are sent

“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 thoughtful writing and masterful portraits of flawed people and their struggle for survival in a dystopian world is elegant and rewarding.”

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“Again, Thomas Kies does not disappoint!”

Who doesn't like a nice, juicy scandal especially when it involves a vain, egotistical, self-centered SOB?

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“Readers who are not familiar with Eileen Brady’s work will become big fans. Let’s hope there is something more in the works for Dr. Kate Turner.”

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“A welcome entry in the series, tackling a current crime that will undoubtedly continue its insidious way into the future.”

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To understand and appreciate this novel, you need to move past any aversion you might have to the idea of female killers. Women as paid assassins, murderers for hire . . .

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“The quality of Ann Cleeves’ writing far surpasses that of the usual police procedural.

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“an intellectually engaging and psychologically probing novel about a family returning from a dark place to a better one.”

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“Young readers will easily identify with Pigeon. . . . a brilliant picture book.”

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“very funny . . . if you’re ready to laugh at pandemic absurdities, this is the book for you.”

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“there is a sense of exuberance in both rhyme and illustration. It’s that energy that makes the book fresh and fun."

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“Fallout combines murder, mystery, mobsters, crypto scams, and the snappy dialogue so characteristic of the Parker novels that came before.”

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“McCall Smith is an author who sees his characters and their world, fully and tenderly. And that makes for a book that is as comforting to sink into as well-worn armchair.”

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Ellie Hosteller resides in a large Amish community in Lancaster County with her parents and her twin brother Evan. The family owns a huge orchard supplying apples and peaches to restaurants and whi

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“Brilliantly conceived. . . . There are court intrigues, whispered rumors, a clever subplot about the power of painting, what it reveals as well as what it hides . . .

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“bright and appealing . . . a perfect introduction into the wonders that books can offer.”

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“bright and appealing . . . a perfect introduction into the wonders that books can offer.”

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