Fiction

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The Island, Hilderbrand’s ninth novel, takes place on tiny private Tuckernuck Island, meshing with Nantucket, the setting of her previous books.

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“So women will love me.

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In March 1861, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president. Seven states of that union had left in anticipation of his inauguration. Several additional states would follow.

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Of the three Vertigo Crime graphic novels I’ve read to date, The Chill is by far my favorite. From the subject matter to the writing to the art, the whole package just works.

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With what weapon did Cain murder his brother Abel?  The first crime, as described in the bible strangely omits that particular detail, focusing instead on the moral outrage of the act itself.  Coul

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Nellie Bly was the pen name of pioneer female journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran.  She is most famous for two daring feats: a record-breaking trip around the world in emulation of Jules Verne, and a

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 “Weekdays are for school. Saturday’s for having fun. But Sunday is the Lord’s day.

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Read Slammer and you’ll feel a cold steel spike piercing your brain. You’ll feel your insides sucked out through your bellybutton.

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 That these poems are so simple to read is an indication of the labor and talent that went into writing them.

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As a reviewer I truly believe one of the hardest tasks a writer can undertake is to tell a story of which readers already know the ending.

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A girl, her fiddle, and a quest to save her family at what might be the end of the world in 2041—what more could one ask for in a book? Well, what about love?

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Long before she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her brilliant, Lear-inspired novel, A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley was winning admirers for her pitch-perfect stories and novellas.

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  When Katie goes to the park with her mom one day, she notices a young man sitting on a bench looking sad and alone.

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 Imagine a pristine world out of the realm of Avatar peopled by creatures from Where The Wild Things Are and you have a glimpse into the mental imagery of Ray Shoop in his sci-fi work

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Ann Brashares’ latest novel, My Name Is Memory, is the perfect melding of historical and contemporary fiction.

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Losing Camille is a good example of what it is to be a talented writer. Paul Kilgore sensitively explores the intricacies of everyday America in this diverse assortment of tales.

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Kisses can come with a lot of baggage.

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If you thought it was impossible to tell a torturous tale about torture with grace, depth, insight, and compassion, then you must read In The Company of Angels by Thomas E. Kennedy.

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This reviewer had such high hopes for this novel, a “love story” by Pete Nelson.

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Long before professional spy E.

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Halo is a young adult novel written by a young adult, eighteen to be exact, and by the looks of things, she has quite a career ahead of her.

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 Bantam Books, July 2009 Reviewing the last book in a series is often times a fruitless enterprise.

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The Film Noir Encyclopedia is a joy for noir enthusiasts—a must-have for scholars, students, filmmakers, and fans.

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Near the end of this third suspense novel by the Irish writer Tana French, her rough-edged undercover cop Frank Mackey observes, “Nobody in the world can make you crazy like your family can.”

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Emily the Strange made her first appearance in a graphic novel, and the franchise now includes novels, artwork, toys, clothing, and “accessories” ranging from jewelry to footwear to a Zippo lighter

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