Fiction

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Lexie Sinclair’s mundane life during the early 1950s is about to take off like a rocket.

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As Mma Ramotswe and her friend sat together having red bush tea, “She closed her eyes.

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“History is a nightmare from which I’m trying to awake.”

                                                             —James Joyce

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The Blue House Dog is a picture book that tells the tale of a boy and a dog.

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In a gritty and yet honest portrayal of teenage life, the truth is not always what we might wish for or want to acknowledge.

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 “It sometimes seemed to him that there was an invisible hand behind it all, and it wasn’t a beneficent hand. Evil in the world . .

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Grace remembers her attack. She remembers the wolves as they tore her from the swing in her yard into the barren woods that cold winter day.

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 Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc., February 2010  The little mouse living at a campground was very hungry, but waited until everyone went to sleep before he could look for food.

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 It may not be the most eloquent way to say it, but this book is sure as hell good. As the main character (Ellie Cooper) might exclaim, “God damn right I’ll keep playing.

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Redemption Falls is part two of Joseph O’Connor’s Irish American trilogy. It is a fictional post-Civil War tale set in the west, most likely Montana.

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Maggie Pouncey is bringing back language, slow and careful language. It’s the type of language that began to disappear in the 1960s.

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Omnitopia Dawn has a compelling concept—a massive multiplayer online role-playing game, an MMORPG, has an important upgrade and reaches the near-mythical point of complexity that lets it transition

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 Nobunny’s Perfect is a simply illustrated, 32-page picture book that teaches children about different kinds of behavior and about using good manners. Nobunny’s Perfect uses bunny chi

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The much-anticipated conclusion to the young adult series, the Hunger Games, has finally arrived.

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I’m a sucker for Rashomon-style novels that tell the same tale from multiple viewpoints. Colum McCann does it particularly well in Let the Great World Spin.

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Mary Hanlon Stone’s debut novel is a fairly short book at 278 pages, but it is not short on the impact it makes.

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“I try to write the books I would love to come upon. . . .”
—Anne Lamott

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
— Rumi

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“Colorful” is the first word that springs to mind with authors Frank M. Ahearn and Eileen C.

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High Noon, written by the New York Times bestselling author, Nora Roberts, offers her wide readership a riveting suspense story about Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara’s dangerou

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Ghostopolis is perfect proof that a graphic novel can tell as solid and detailed a story as a more traditional novel—and the fact that it’s aimed at kids and still manages this feat makes

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Jason weighed the situation for a moment, and then decided to risk jumping out of character. “Pisa isn’t in the game,” he typed. Very quickly, the voice responded. “This isn’t a game.”

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In a world of smoking hot vampires that charm the pants (and blood) off young women, there is a new kid in town who doesn’t quite measure up.

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First time novelist L. M. Preston succeeds in writing a book boys will want to read. Not an easy task when 12-year-olds are more captivated by a flashing screen than a stationary page.

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 Duck and Cover is a deliciously cute story about a duck named Max and an interesting alligator named Harold. 

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When Vicki Myron, director of the Spencer Iowa Library, finds a tiny, half-frozen, orange tabby stuffed in the book return on a cold winter morning in 1988, she takes him in and nurses him to healt

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