Fiction

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Louisa Treger opens her historical novel about the life of intrepid reporter Nellie Bly in 1887 as she arrives on Blackwell Island, home of the notorious women’s insane asylum.

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Cork O’Connor is back in his 19th mystery, set at the edge of the Boundary Waters wilderness in Minnesota: “a million acres of trees and lakes and rivers and no people.”

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“Cercas has molded this police procedural into a fine literary novel.”

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Plot points abound at the beginning of Hays’ Pesticide: rioters attack police in central Bern, resulting in a murder; police officer Giuliana Linder deals with accidental homicide while re

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“Not since Tolkien has a fantasy wordsmith wielded English like a rapier rather than a broadsword.”

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Far from the marshland where her family grew up and that claimed her father’s life, Loni Mae Murrow has found a quiet niche where she creates intricate life-like drawings of birds for the Smithsoni

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A Case of the Zaps is zany robot fun for all the humans among us.”

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Debbie Macomber has once again given readers a delightful story, relatable and likeable characters, and the perfect level of tension.

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“Fair warning: Lock your doors and turn on ALL the lights before you sit down to read. This book starts out with a bang.”

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This novel is an insightful tale of an unnamed young woman venturing into the field of medicine.

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“As an exploration of misogyny and violence, this story hits with relevance and a timely anger.”

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“sweetly comforting”

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True crime podcaster Rachel Krall arrives in Neapolis, a small resort town on the Atlantic Ocean, to cover the trial of Scott Blair—a local hero—a swimming star who may be destined for Olympic glor

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readers are treated to a solid police procedural set in a town rarely represented in the mystery genre but well worthy of a close read.”

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“lyrical beauty of Manfredi’s prose . . . at its heart, The Empire of Dirt is a rich puzzle impossible to resist.”

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“this is a lovely, five-star-worthy novel for young readers that is well written and deserves full applause.”

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“a thoroughly realized, fast-paced, delightfully told story that secures the author’s position as a top-of-the-line writer in the genre mystery/crime thriller.”

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“This is a very funny, easy to read novel that has an edge thanks to its main character’s charade.”

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“tightly crafted women’s fiction, with a sensitive look at love, conscience, and loyalty.”

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“What makes this an exceptionally good read is that Schellman does not distract or deviate from the premise of the story.”

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“It would not be surprising in the least, and very much welcome, if The Bruising of Qilwa were to eventually grow into a full-length novel.”

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C. J. Carey’s novel, Widowland, couldn’t be more chilling—or dystopian—given the frightening political landscape confronting women in America and elsewhere.

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“Barton’s story is magical and deep, and within this beautiful story hope and help can be found.”

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