Fiction

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“Taut. Tough. Terrifying.”

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“Anna Quindlen’s memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake is yet another example of the high quality of her writing and her effervescent personality—yet another literary reason for h

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“Mr. Bedard masterfully interlaces the real with the supernatural . . . , evoking a sense of myriad magical possibilities.”

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“Russell Hill positively hits the mark.”

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The Book of Madness and Cures promises much but actually delivers little. . . . at least I think that’s a sex scene.

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“With works such as Isaac: A Modern Fable under his belt, Ivan Goldman may not be a ‘minor novelist’ for very much longer.”

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“The Fault in Our Stars feels like the stakes have been raised, a swing for the fences that tackles big themes (life, love, and death) and succeeds. Mr.

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“Jeff Tapia challenges short story norms and dares the reader to walk away. . . .

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“Read Grave Mercy for the interesting view of history, the mysterious and absorbing religion of assassins, the adventure, the romance, the incredibly fine storytelling.

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“The death of Robert Parker in 2010 did not slow the output of his Spenser books.

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“Royal Street is paranormal fantasy for readers who like to savor wry humor and vivid characters as much as dark magic.”

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“Amazingly, in weaving Charlotte Bronte’s beloved tome into the life of a modern day teenager, Eve Marie Mont has managed to create characters that believably embody dual roles in both sett

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“An authentic yet unique voice, Tony Black shows why he is leading the pack in British crime fiction today.

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“The sad ironies are, of course, that John Kennedy Toole’s death by his own hand offered his mother the tool that she needed to wedge open the doors to the publishing industry.

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“Janyce Stefan-Cole may not have had a tight hold on the reins in this novel, but there are numerous implied promises that there are stronger works waiting to roll off her keyboard.”

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“Ms. Black has created a deliciously dark and edgy world quite unlike anything else in today’s teen literature.

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“Mark Leyner is a take-no-prisoners author, one who challenges his readers to either keep up or give up, no apologies made.

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“While the story, like most crime novels, is focused on the who-done-it-and-how plotline, each scene has an emotional subtext that seeps into the reader’s heart and mind.

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“. . . beautifully expressive and so packed with movement and joy and color that you surely, positively, absolutely wish it would never end . . .

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“Infused with loads of personality, Lots of Bots! is packed with some of the most inventive (and useful—moms take note) robots a kid could ever need. . . .

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“David A. Carter adds to Seuss’s world-building by taking the author/illustrator’s ’tude and giving it the added dimension of 3-D. And Carter has surpassed himself here.

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“Children will relate to this dazzling little book in their own ways, while adults will likely marvel that the author and illustrator have expressed so much joy with so few words.”

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“One day we shall have a new face on the Mount Rushmore of women’s fiction, a great stone face staring blankly out along side Susann, Collins, and the late, lamented Dominique Dunne.

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“Reading What Comes Next is an experience akin to riding the scariest roller coaster ride: You gulp with the rush of both trepidation and excitement—and you sigh with relief when i

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