Fiction

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“With plenty of red herrings and plot twists—along with a dash of shopping jargon and lively product descriptions—this quick, breezy read is the perfect late summer escapism.”

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“You’ll open this novel because of history, read on because of story, and close it knowing more about your own life, right here, right now.”

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“The humorous picture book makes a perfect read-aloud for young dog lovers and will certainly solicit a lively exchange among readers about their experiences with new puppies.”

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“The story emphasizes the victim’s horror and fear plus the residual guilt of having survived, and the killer’s scorn for his victims as well as his conceit that he’s managed to evade arres

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“Walton has a knack for presenting unexpected and very human glimpses of both historical and fictional figures, and her delight with the city of Florence may inspire many to visit.”

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A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor delivers everything a sequel should: the same characters, emotion, and appeal as the original, but with enough novelty to extend the world of the story into

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Universe of Two is a love story. . . . It is an honest, compelling tale of the human cost of war and the fight that occurs when war ends and redemption begins.”

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Successful thrillers and adventure stories meet these criteria:

• tight, lean prose

• fast-moving plot

• a dangerous situation with high stakes

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Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins is a chilling psychological drama as disturbing as it is mysterious.”

 

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“Throughout the story Austin attempts to make a point of women’s lives during the 19th century presumably using this tactic to make Lydia appear as an independent woman with the desire to s

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“Powerful and compelling, the prose gets to the heart of parenting as well as self-doubt, anxiety, and heartbreak—a read many parents, especially those who have endured difficult deliveries

“Edie just wants to be herself, but trapped somewhere between the luster of her skin and her own lust for rough sex and only half-requited love, she never seems to figure out exactly who th

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The story of a hero seeking to return home is one of our earliest forms of literature—the obstacles that Odysseus faced on his journey back to Ithaca are etched in our collective mind.

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a great swashbuckler and ultimately a good read.”

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“Karolina Waclawiak is no mere writer. She is a master of painting emotions with many different colors.”

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“. . . a Mean Girls reunion . . .”

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Now more than ever the nation needs an alien it can respect. Not the cute ET-type of alien, either. This one should be wearing cargo pants, smoking a cigarette, and cooking hot dogs on a BBQ.

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“Montclair does a good job of keeping the reader on his or her toes until the very end."

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“The first day I ever gave a shit about soccer was September 4, 1979—the day that Mr. McMann showed up at Powell Park High.

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“The Hollow Ones is definitely recommended reading for everyone with a taste for occult detective fiction . . .”

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What’s new and especially refreshing about Diane Cook’s new novel, The New Wilderness, are the finely drawn women characters, especially Bea and Agnes, refugees from “The City,” who are ca

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“Kosa blends secrets, lies, revenge, and deceit into a complex stunner of a book.”

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“Don't make any plans for tomorrow, people. You're not going anywhere until you finish this book. And you'll need time to catch your breath, too.”

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“Mums and Mayhem is light reading as mysteries go and lacks vibrancy in the romantic strand so typical of this subgenre of ‘cozy’ mysteries, but it embraces a char

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“Anna Gerard’s cozy mystery, Peachy Scream, is a fun read. . . . Her writing style flows easily with some humor sprinkled throughout the story.”

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