Fiction

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Life is full of contradictions and paradoxes, and the course on which one sets out almost always leads to an unintended destination, lessons that are on full display in Joshua Henkin’s new novel

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“The Killing Hills probes the darkness in both land and families, along with the limits of forgiveness. It’s not just a fine and unforgettable crime novel.

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“Any readers who enjoyed the mix of romance, intrigue, and medical accuracy of Call the Midwife will love The War Nurse.”

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“The Personal Librarian is a good, well-paced creative nonfiction book about a real person that will snag the reader and hold his or her attention from beginning t

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The Maidens is an intricately plotted, mystery-thriller for the discerning reader.

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The Ocean in Winter is a compelling, well-written debut . . .”

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Most people who live in hilly terrain with a cold season, anywhere around the world, know the fear of sliding off an icy road into a ravine or river.

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It’s uncommon for a debut novel to make a splash like this one: massive publicity campaign, huge advance, millions worth of foreign and film rights, laudatory reviews and testimonials from top name

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“A roller coaster ride that’s filled with loads of suspense, mystery, and steamy sexiness.”

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Addison Hope is living a new life in Pennsylvania. Two years prior she was found confused, disheveled, and wandering down a lonely country road.

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On an ordinary day around the Hoffman household in southern California, Carrie is finishing breakfast with her children—ten-year-old Scott and ten-month-old Elise.

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Animals is not light reading, but the writing is strong and the characters and story believable.”

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

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Pounce is an orange-and-black-striped tiger robot, “designed, to put it bluntly, to be huggable.” He was sold to the Reinhart family as a nanny for their eight-year-old boy, Ezra.

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The premise of this novel about a couple in their fifties, who make a pact with each other to off themselves on their 80th birthday, is a study of themes that author Lionel Shriver investigates in

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“The machine persona is not unlike a human psychopath: it lies perfectly, without compunction or any sense of shame.”

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For dog lovers and even those who aren't too fond of canines, Pug Actually offers readers a delightful change of pace.

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The Vixen, the irresistible new novel from the protean and prolific Francine Prose, reads like no other Rosenbergs-inspired novel before it, but it unerringly captures the tragico

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Did you ever believe your life was perfect only to find out it's not? Cassie Costas's life in Manhattan is wonderful.

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Sarah Lewis has a great job in the city developing apps for long-distance communication and teleconferencing.

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“captivating, thoughtful, and tense, a great read for those who enjoy psychological thrillers and complex puzzles. Highly recommended.”

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Let Me Think is often frightening, but it’s wonderfully readable and surprisingly accessible.

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Swept Away is a breezy trip into academia, a place where danger is present but manageable—as long as you pay attention to both your surroundings and your colleagues.”

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“A poignant, masterfully controlled story of love and loss and redemption, Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan is a gorgeous, meditative treatise written in soul-deep, extraordinary lang

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There’s a wonderful sense of place in A Hand to Hold in Deep Water, the muddy shore of a small, tourist-and-fishing island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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