Fiction

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“Although A Good and Useful Hurt is a unique thriller with characters quirky enough to be interesting, there is an intangible magical ingredient that is missing that would make thi

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“The Flight of Gemma Hardy is a testament to the writer’s talent for inspiration and reinvention—and while it may not live up to the evergreen timelessness of Jane Eyre, M

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“While some purists might object to the many liberties Ms. Coombs takes in her retelling, most readers will rejoice at this lilting transformation of a too-grim tale.”

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“There’s no need to tell an abbreviation of Walter Mosley’s story here. If the reader wants a complicated and well-told mystery, it’s here.

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“Ms. Tyler’s plainspoken prose, rich character development and keen eye for the essential goodness of human beings continue to serve her, and us, well. Even the sound of a doorbell . . .

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“The tale of Mr g is about the creation (and the end) of the universe.

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“This story of a young girl’s survival could easily be overly sentimental, but never is. The promise of this memoir’s early pages and what lingers when the story is finished is Ms.

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“For a narrow niche of readers, Boarded Windows could be that once-in-a-generation revelatory depiction of an under-explored subculture—in this case, the Northern Plains slacker-in

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“Like our protagonist, we hope to soar to new heights, to conquer our fears, to land where we belong.

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“Charlie Newton’s second thriller is as brilliant as his much awarded Calumet City.

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“This tender, coming of age debut novel is seasoned throughout with similes and metaphors, adding spice to the characters and the description of this scenic yet secluded setting.

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“In this story the author captures the chaotic life of most children and their parents.

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“A Quiet Vendetta is highly recommended for readers interested in the psychological makeup and motivation behind the actions of both the hunter and his prey.

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“Creative and inviting, Incarnate offers a new concept into the young adult genre, now overflowing with paranormal and fantasy titles.

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“Edmund White who wrote The Beautiful Room Is Empty. Edmund White who gave us A Boy’s Own Story as well. It is as if he owes it to us to always excel.

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“As a fairy tale, Taft 2012: A Novel is a welcome tonic to the bottomless cynicism that can consume our politics.

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“The writing in Start Shooting is crisp, the dialogue excellent. The street vernacular and cop speak is right on.

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Stieg Larsson may have believed Sweden was infected with sinister conspiracies, but Nikanor Teratologen fears the evildoers probably live openly right next door.

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“After his ‘retirement’ from the newspaper in 2005, Mr. Barry set out to write books. In Lunatics he has partnered with the well-known television writer Alan Zweibel.

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“Mr. Westover evokes pure creativity in this fantasy story of young adults working together for a perilous cause no matter the hazards they face.

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