Fiction

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Susan Conley writes a compelling biological memoir about life changes: geographic, physical, and emotional.

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If you’ve read The Dive from Clausen’s Pier or Songs Without Words, you are familiar with Ann Packer’s talent for restrained, transparent, beautiful prose.

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Kelly Simmons is a tease.

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As far as collections of short stories go, I Wonder What Human Flesh Tastes Like is a highly mixed bag.

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Forsythia & Me is a story about friendship, devotion, and self-confidence. The tale begins with two best friends, Chester and Forsythia.

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Crime fiction has been dominated for the last couple of years, it would seem, by a host of excellent Scandinavian writers from Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø and the American in-exile, Ja

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“FACT: The Police Service has for many years used criminals as covert human intelligence sources. A cooperation that is denied and concealed.

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This strong and varied anthology deserves a different title, one whose first part will not be confused with Geraldine Brooks’ novel of the same name.

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True to all Scooby-Doo mysteries, A Very Scary Valentine’s Day follows a pattern similar to the other books in the series.

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It is an intriguing idea: How would we live if all of our wounds were made visible by an illuminating light that shone from every cut, bruise, malady, or illness?

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Reading this novel could leave you with a huge hangover—the amount of alcohol consumed by its narrator and his cronies is astounding and would have floored even Charles Bukowski.

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The Scent of Jasmine is a fabulous story about wonderfully created characters engaging in an intriguing adventure while discovering passion and love.

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Arthur Conan Doyle may have griped about his literary enslavement by his most famous creation, a complaint amusingly portrayed in last year’s The Sherlockian by Graham Moore, but Doyle die

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In the world of philosophy of religion, the struggle appears to be between those who do and those who do not believe in God or a supernatural being, and those who take biblical stories as literal v

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Wedding of the Season is not a part of Laura Lee Guhrke’s Girl-Bachelor series, but the start of the new Abandoned at the Altar series.

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Why would a 10-year-old boy wish to die in battle? Could a life that has not yet truly begun be so easily forsaken?

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Lucy Jarrett receives word that her mother has been in an accident. She feels bound to leave Japan for home after an absence of ten years.

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When a reader cracks open a novel, she or he enters into a bargain with the author.

For the reader, the terms of bargain are very simple: read the book with enthusiasm and an open mind.

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Nina Oberon is a few short months away from turning 16, and she can’t think of a worse fate. Nina’s best friend, Sandy, thinks 16—or “sex-teen” as it’s called—can’t come soon enough.

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Generational literature, by definition, runs the risk of a limited audience and a short shelf life.

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Dan Walsh is no one-hit wonder.

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In this often gorgeous and often disturbing memoir, writer and artist Mira Bartok narrates her agonized relationship with a schizophrenic mother.

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The Lady Most Likely . . . isn’t a typical anthology. While three different stories that could stand on their own comprise this book, they also blend into one tale.

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