Fiction

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“Mosley’s new book, John Woman, though it only intermittently delivers the tautly rendered violence and suspense of his detective fiction, is as provocative and morally instructive

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Charlie Husk is not like other boys. Charlie grew up in the deep, dark woods of rural New Hampshire. He was 28 when he first used a cell phone, surfed the Internet, and smoked a joint.

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This should be a fun graphic novel. Wilson’s richly colored illustrations are lively; the multicultural family characters timely; the storyline inventive. Somehow, though, it doesn’t deliver.

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“a commendable and unique work that never flags and is a worthy addition to the Holocaust genre.”

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“Here's the first thing you need to know about Miss Cathy Williams: I am the daughter of a daughter of a queen and my Mama never let me forget it.”

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NARRATOR, QUIRKY

One who examines his tattered life by bringing together seemingly disparate elements from his past, both real and imagined. See REALITY.

REALITY

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“Eugenic is top-notch sci-fi, the kind of brainy sci-fi . . . that makes readers ask big questions and think.”

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“The Silence of the Girls is magnificent. It is a novel that lays open all the human experiences that the Iliad buries.”

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Jessie Sloane's only family is her mother, Eden. Many times she asked questions regarding her father or other relatives, but it appears there is just the two of them. 

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“might prove to be a very handy tool to use with little ones who are fighting with each other.”

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“Readers will enjoy this book for the suspense and plot twists, but love it for the skill and mastery Moretti has for her craft.”

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Iain Reid’s (I’m Thinking of Ending Things) sophomore novel, Foe explores relationships, human nature, and isolation in a psychological thriller set in the near-future.

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By the time a series has reached 47 volumes, its loyal readers have fallen into two camps.

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“a novel that is at once sobering and poignant, both weighted with unspeakable horrors and uplifted by the unique hope of love.”

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“a moving and deeply satisfying tale.”

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“Mejia’s writing crosses back and forth between exquisite literary descriptions and thrilleresque escapes and acts of violence.”

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Dark elves and rogue warriors battle for the fate of a savage world in an action-packed, high fantasy relaunch of R. A. Salvatore’s Dungeons and Dragons-inspired franchise.

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This is a story of truth. But since perception is truth, truth has many versions. In Trust Me, readers sometimes won't be able to tell what is truth and what is not.

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“The Drama Teacher . . . is a masterful psychological thriller. Readers will laugh at Gracie's hijinks and marvel at her audacity.”

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Norwegian author Gunnar Staalesen just entered his seventies, and his crime novels date back to when he was 22. Still, he’s not well known in the US because of the lag in translation.

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Freiman is nothing if not an ambitious writer, unafraid to make vicious fun of those who take themselves far too seriously.

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“an homage to Moby-Dick and a fitting continuation/conclusion of Ahab’s story.”

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“A frighteningly realistic, yet often Runyonesque version of the life of a gangster.”

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“a mother’s search for a child she’s long mourned and given up for dead, as well as a woman’s resurrection of the emotions and love for a man well-known but scorned in his own time”

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“Catherine O’Connell has written a detailed and deftly plotted thriller that is as much a romance novel as it is a mystery with several twists”

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