Fiction

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“Offer[s] young readers plenty of opportunity to read their own ideas into the story, flex their imagination, and explore their own fear of the unfamiliar.”

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Famous Men Who Never Lived uses a classic science fiction trope (alternate universes) to explore the urgent question of what it means to be a refugee.

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“a compulsively readable psychological thriller with so many twists and turns you'll need a roadmap to keep track of where you are.”

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“Macallister’s exploration of both the public and the personal takes this novel to a higher level.”

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“a fascinating and entertaining read, and a welcome addition to the world of epic fantasy.”

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“With her two Walter Mosley-like gifts—impeccable narrative pacing and masterful command of Los Angeles’ intricate, evolving dynamics of race and class—Nina Revoyr’s L.A.

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“A debut novel, written with insight and empathy as well as hair-raising suspense, After the Eclipse is sure to pique the reader's interest.”

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Peter Rock does dazzling things with meta-crypto-autobiography in The Night Swimmers, playfully commingling curation and creation, and wrestling with a writer’s c

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“Real discussions about race are complex, and so is good art. Savage Conversations breaks apart the myth of the Lincolns as white saviors.

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“with lots of action and palace intrigue, the novel is a page turner.”

“This is Natt Och Dag’s first published novel, but it seems too skillful and too assured to be his first writing.

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“Ghosts, elementals, demons, and even the dreaded wendigo all appear here, and most have starring roles in the best horror stories evert committed to paper.”

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“Forsooth, methinks this chapter book is a winner!”

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“This is a rare coming-of-age story so richly told and wholly captivating that Czapnik may in time find herself held up and used as the example of what fine literary writing is all about.”

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“Death Is Hard Work is a short book, but one learns more detail of the life of war than from a hundred newspaper and TV reports.

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Wanderer is a beautifully written (albeit translated from the French) short novel detailing the tortured friendship between two men, a young composer living in Eastern France, and his form

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“Dress Like a Girl is an empowerment book.”

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77 is, among other things, a potent reminder of the gruesome paths of totalitarian dictators.”

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A beautifully written novel, translated from the Italian, with a heartwarming story against a backcloth of misery and degradation, about a priest and a gang of boys and one of the boy’s sister, 16-

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“The characters are well-drawn and compelling, the story dark and disturbing, but also redeeming.

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“Hunting Game is variously a dark, brooding Swedish noir crime novel, a titillating romance, and an outdoorsman-type hunting adventure.

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“Leung has enormous potential as a writer, but there’s a layer of complexity that separates her writing from the seas of deep emotion.”

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Goulash is a fun read, but to quote Gertrude Stein, out of context, ‘there’s no there there.’”

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“Despite that rushed feeling as the story enters its second half, The Priory of the Orange Tree is a fascinating epic fantasy set in a rich, well-developed world.”

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“Offering insight into the workings of the judicial system, the FBI, and the underworld, this fast-paced and explosive novel is filled with intrigue.”

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