Fiction

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Full disclosure demands that I start by revealing that I am also a translator of Scandinavian languages. That’s what led me to pick up this book.

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One of the most accurate and inaccurate criticisms leveled at the romance genre is that they are all the same.

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 Erika Meyer sure found an unusual focal point for her novel Strangers in America.

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The joy of pulps is how some are so hard to categorize, case in point this terrific novel set in an alternate 1950s.

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Shortly before his death, the comedian and social critic, George Carlin, decried the “pussification of the American male.” Carlin was complaining about the rise of materialistic, metro-sexual men i

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 Rockin’ the Bronx is a tragic tale of home-from-home and heartbreak.

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973By the end of the sixties Arthur Clarke and Isaac Asimov were constantly asked who, between them, was the best.

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the inciting incident
Scene: Arc d’ Triumph. Jude Law meets Gabriel

Garcia Marquez, calls him Gabo.

Marquez slaps the boy and calls him puta,

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If reading a suspense thriller by David Baldacci is like driving in a new Porsche, reading a private investigator thriller by S. J.

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Noir, by acclaimed author Robert Coover, is a brilliant parody of noir and hardboiled fiction and film. Noir is funny yet respectful, showing knowledge of the genre it parodies.

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Eloquent Books, June 2009

A Picture Book That Encourages Children to Believe In Themselves

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Imagine 1984 as narrated by Holden Caulfield. Imagine Caliban performing a star turn in a Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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Marcel Möring’s In a Dark Wood is a highly literary, imaginative, and experimental novel that explores large themes—including Jewish identity after the Holocaust and the search for meaning

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How to Read the Air finds Dinaw Mengestu building on many of the themes that made his debut novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, both a delight and a sorrow to read.

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In this innovative novel, the author makes all too clear the impossibility of a divorced father’s leading a normal life while playing professional baseball.

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Drawn to the hallucinatory, enchanted by the morbid, the gothic sensibility mixes incarceration with necromancy, technology with architecture, vampires with séances.

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Tracy Deloche “inherits” Happiness Key, a rundown development on Florida’s Gulf Coast after her scoundrel husband, CJ goes to prison for fraud.

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". . . one of those great adventure/mystery stories we all yearn for . . ."

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“We got what we needed.”

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Eddie Signwriter is a book about choices—personal, interpersonal and communal. Do we determine the course of our lives or do our environmental circumstances dicate our direction and fate?

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Identity and the way people develop a persona to deal with the world is the main theme of this novel.

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Ian Rankin is best known and often lauded for his Rebus series of crime fiction novels set in Edinburgh. He’s written relatively few standalones to date.

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Debut author Chandra Hoffman hooks her readers with a contemporary topic many people are passionate about: adoption.

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The world of professional boxing has historically been tainted by organized crime on many occasions.  There are those who believe even when completely legitimate, the sport lends itself to same kin

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