Fiction

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Not many individuals get a second chance at life.

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Kristi Cook’s debut, Haven, reads like one-stop-shopping for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twilight, and Vampire Diaries, neatly packaged in an updated version of L. J.

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Few thriller authors have attained the cult status of the late Trevanian.

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It’s nice to read a book in which the reader is the hero. And in Charles Davis’s Standing at the Crossroads, the reader is most definitely the hero.

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We think of the great multi-masted sailing ships of the mid-1800s as being entirely male domains; however, The Sea Captain’s Wife explores the sea-faring life from a woman’s point of view.

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A headless corpse appears on Lacey’s lawn. And that is how what author Lisa Lutz calls her first “proper crime novel” begins.

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Consider the women of Water’s Ford, Pennsylvania, in Jennifer Chiaverini’s newest novel, The Union Quilters.

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First, some simple truths: Emma Straub is the real deal: a writer whose gift it is to take the ordinary and, through the selection of perfectly telling details and sublime and sometimes brutal obse

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What can a reader say about a page-turner with laughably stock characters, a few unusual touches, and pedestrian prose—all written by a real-life hero?

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Trades of the Flesh takes place just over three decades after Faye L. Booth’s debut novel, Cover the Mirrors.

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What would you do if a naked man with a bear trap on his ankle showed up on your doorstep?

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This story, written in the voice of the manager of a minor-league team, sounds authentic because it opens by presenting events that could really happen, and describes characters that might have liv

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Never work with animals or children, or so goes the old axiom. The Chimp Who Loved Me—And Other Slightly Naughty Tales of Life with Animals is, as the title implies, about animals.

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Frank is tired of moving. After living in eight different places in the ten years of his short life, Frank wants to live someplace where he can make lasting friends and stay for a long time.

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Dr. Elena Gardner, one month from completing her residency in Family Practice, needs a life change.

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T. C. Boyle’s new novel opens with one of the most gripping chapters in contemporary fiction.

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Ah, angst. When women are stressed out and dealing with emotional, life changing events, they tend to worry themselves to no end.

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Netsuke is a fastener that secures the cord at the top of the sash, which holds traditional Japanese robes together. They became great objects of artistic expression.

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Mixing good with evil often has surprising results. Then again, sometimes the results are fairly predictable.

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In the course of “The Netherlands Lives with Water,” one of the short stories that comprises the new collection, You Think That’s Bad, author Jim Shepard tells a joke.

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After more than 30 installments of this series over a span of 16 years, it’s difficult to keep coming up with superlative adjectives to describe the magnificence of this body of work by Nora Robert

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An Empty Death from Laura Wilson is the second novel in the Scotland Yard Det. Insp.

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Frank Wildermuth fell in love with Gert Murphy, and then, in a strange twist of fate, marries her sister Clara.

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The Corruption Conundrum is not for those with advanced scientific interests but presents “a kaleidoscopic view of how paradoxes and dilemmas touch our lives from time to time.”

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If Wishes Were Horses could start a lively debate in a book club about what constitutes a romance.

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