Fiction

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Lee and Adriano are a gay couple on sabbatical from their public relations tech firm to Orvieto, Italy, who become ensnared in an international conspiracy involving the death of Andrea, a Catholic

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At the start of Alison Stine’s first novel, Road Out of Winter, the protagonist, a young woman named Wylodine (known as Wil) leaves her rural home in Ohio and sets out for California.

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“deeply evocative, eminently readable . . .”

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“Under Pressure is a thriller that’s fun, entertaining, and challenging.”

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“Thank You, Miyuki is a treasure.”   

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“Several doors are opened in The Darkest Evening to launch more stories.

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“Deft with prose, inventive with structure, and gruesome in his delivery, Palahniuk’s latest will no doubt test some readers’ stomachs, while simultaneously guaranteeing him a brand-new bat

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“Blackburn has created a clever mystery that follows a direct path to revelations about the killer, as well as Summer’s growth and acceptance of her inheritance—a bookstore that she never l

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“Throughout the story, Maxwell weaves new and enticing situations that make the reader turn the page.”

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“the story is a deep dive into human psychology and the eternal battle between good and evil.

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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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“Like with the best plot-driven novels, you need to know what happens at the end. Like with the best character-driven novels, you bleed with them along the way.”

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The Paris Children is a page-turning and inspiring story of how courage and family ties can survive even the worst of evil.”

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“although McNally’s stories seem unbelievable at first, they throb with a recognizable human heartbeat, powered by love and regret and the mystery of life.”

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“an entertaining and engaging read”

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“We learn of a father’s love, a mother’s brokenness, disparity between brothers and sisters, yet, in the ugliest or most beautiful of exchanges, true kinship and bonds are discovered.”

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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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Skill and craftsmanship ooze from this beautiful novel. It would be a cliché to just say that it’s well written because that wouldn’t do the book full justice.

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“As a feat of reclamation for the Camelot-like heyday of Black Detroit, Black Bottom Saints, like the legendary impresario at its center, makes plentiful Motown magic.

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“A steady undercurrent of tension runs through The Frightened Ones as Suleima’s relationship with her inner world and the one around her are constantly on the point of fracturing.”

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“With plenty of red herrings and plot twists—along with a dash of shopping jargon and lively product descriptions—this quick, breezy read is the perfect late summer escapism.”

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Leah Porte works diligently for years to accomplish the enviable position as a television journalist reporting the down-and-gritty news in Los Angeles.

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“You’ll open this novel because of history, read on because of story, and close it knowing more about your own life, right here, right now.”

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“The humorous picture book makes a perfect read-aloud for young dog lovers and will certainly solicit a lively exchange among readers about their experiences with new puppies.”

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“The story emphasizes the victim’s horror and fear plus the residual guilt of having survived, and the killer’s scorn for his victims as well as his conceit that he’s managed to evade arres

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