Fiction

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Amanda Quick, aka Jayne Ann Krentz, returns to Victorian England for the second book in a trilogy that begins in the contemporary book, In Too Deep.

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Christina Dodd’s newest historical, set in Victorian times, produces a hero who is a rakish, piratical prince and a heroine who is capable, unflappable, and more than able to handle such a man, whe

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Sarah MacLean became an instant must-read author with Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake last year. Fourteen months and another two books later, that hasn’t changed.

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In the summer of 2007, Natalie Taylor was a happily married young woman about to have a baby and celebrate her two-year wedding anniversary with her college sweetheart, Josh.

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A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes was a book unlike than those I normally review—an utterly different experience from science and health-related nonfiction; nonetheless, this mystery novel dr

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There’s enough pressure on parents to hold the perfect birthday party for a six-year-old these days, but when someone drops dead at said celebration, the goody bags are probably not going to make u

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In the preface to his 2008 definitive text How Fiction Works, author and literary critic James Wood writes:

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Primarily a World War One story, but also a coming-of-age novel and a tale about fathers and sons and brothers, Andrew Krivak’s well-researched and well-told tale, The Sojourn, is a valuab

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When a Dragon Moves In is a story about friendship, the beach, and a creative imagination.

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A Quest For Good Manners is an interesting and fun way to teach good manners to children.

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With the title of this book, The Secret Book of CIA Humor, expectation is that this is a work of great insight into the high-level intellect of such an elite agency.

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Lemonade Lemonade is a literary explosion of free verse puzzle poetry and a visual feast of witty words and phrases.

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Meg Wolitzer is known for writing about women’s issues, though primarily she writes about sex. Possibly that explains her reputation and popularity.

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". . . religion of baseball and its origins are spelled out as meticulously in Mr. Thorn’s book as the Holy Bible spells out the story of Eden . . ."

 

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At the Sea Floor Café is a very insightful and well-done book. The illustrations are unique and edgy, and go perfectly with the poetry.

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Nestled in the hills of northern New Mexico is Agua Bendita—a sleepy village where the laws of physics snooze in the afternoon sun and memories are the only road signs.

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Late one winter night, a weary traveler trudges through a fierce snowstorm. Just as he feels he can go no farther, he spies the blazing lights of a house in the distance.

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Only exceptionally talented writers can maintain a concept over a span of 30 years with a book series, and make her fans feel at home among old friends reminiscing together. Jean M.

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Readers who enjoy excellent relationships with their mothers (and indeed, readers who have a challenging relationship with their mothers) would do well to take out stock in Kleenex™ before starting

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Who would ever think that five completely different women would bond to become soul sisters?

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This collection of short nonfiction accounts is linked by a common thread of veracity and sincerity that has one reading through the whole gamut of emotions from humor to pathos.

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In Nazareth, North Dakota, debut novelist Tommy Zurhellen lovingly reimagines the New Testament as a series of interlocking tales set in the northernmost regions of the American heartland.

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“Against all odds, against my own wishes, this is a love story.”

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The template for the mystery is who got killed and who did the killing.

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In the introduction to his new collection of selected essays, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, novelist and author Geoff Dyer writes, “When writers have achieved a certain reputatio

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