Fiction

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“When Mr. Banks is on a roll . . . it’s a pleasure to go along for the ride. . . . this is a rewarding novel, full of vigorous prose, grappling with the American experience.”

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“This is deep music and clear, as the poet carries us to those places in the heart that ground and guide us.

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The Princess and the Pig is an interesting twist to a familiar fairy tale.

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“As the author contemplates works of literature and art depicting winter and the effects of central heating, he writes thoughtfully of the miracle, metaphor, poetry, and science of winter,

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“Laini Taylor writes with a lush use of words. They’re lyrical and sweeping. The characterizations are layered and full-bodied.

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“All of the works collected in Kafkaesque prove both edifying and entertaining . . . A fine, intelligent, and exquisitely bizarre collection of fiction.”

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“Kristen Painter’s new trilogy, House of Comarré, looks like another vampire romance. Don’t let the beautifully crafted cover fool you. This is not just a typical romance. . . .

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“Griots—French for African storytellers—collects 14 tales of exotic action and adventure all presented by African American writers. . . .

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“A gripping medical drama with diverse characters, a riveting plot, and additional subplots highlight Dr. Mabry’s extensive medical knowledge.”

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“Dear Cary is a most intriguing and well-written memoir, one in which the actress, having heard it all before, anticipates the reader’s questions and answers them before they are a

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Tough-talking Homicide Detective Jane Perry takes a deep drag of her cigarette before firmly crushing it under the heel of her well-worn cowboy boot, in anticipation of viewing yet another homicide

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“Anne Enright’s razor-sharp writing turns every ordinary detail into a weapon, to create a story that cuts right to the bone.”

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“. . . brilliant and gritty and urban . . . the most brutal coming of age story imaginable.”

The Kid is by far the most disturbing novel I have ever read.

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“The Sense of an Ending is something of a minor masterpiece.”

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“In City of Whispers, volume 29, Ms. Muller continues to deliver what she’s known for . . . Fans of Sharon McCone will welcome her next adventure.

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“The author no doubt has classroom experience.

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“The Baker’s Wife brings together unlikely characters . . . each with her own agenda and differences, to suggest that all things are possible with faith.

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“On the credit side, Mr. Drvenkar’s narrative and dialogue are strong and move each section of the story along. He selects his words with care . . .

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“Exquisite . . . Aamer Hussein’s messages in The Cloud Messenger will be read over and over again by readers for many years to come.”

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“The Patersons preface their work with a line by Eden Phillpotts: ‘The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow stronger.’ The Flint Heart is a bi

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“All through Zippermouth, author Weeks waves her middle finger at literary norms and dares the reader to walk away.”

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“Sorry has all the ingredients to make it a compulsive read. It’s slick, chock full of twists and turns, and dripping with narrative thrust and intrigue. . . .

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“Coriander, curry, Chinese brothels, drug dens, butchers’ remnants, and brewery smells, tropical heat and Caribbean costume makes this a multicultural city in the west of a dystopian Irelan

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“Besides the deftly rendered plot to uncover a conspiracy—which may remind a few readers of another sexually adventurous girl who kicks over a hornet’s nest even if she lacks a dragon tatto

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