Fiction

How does a successful author follow up mega-wattage success? That question has plagued best-selling writers since they started keeping track of book sales.

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Cat the Cat, Who is THAT? Is a simply written story that teaches friendship to children up to five years of age.

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 Blue-Eyed Devil is the fourth novel in Robert Parker’s Cole/Hitch series. Virgil Cole and his sidekick Everett Hitch have returned to the small, dusty town of Appaloosa.

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Beyond Those Distant Stars is science fiction that plays well to a female audience. The heroine, Stella McMasters, is a cyborg.

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On page 66 of this slim novel, a character called Bolaño is quoted as saying: “Tell that stupid Arnold Bennet that all his rules about plot only apply to novels that are copies of other novels.” Pe

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Dara Horn has written a novel set in the Civil War. We are given a view of the Jewish community of that time through well-developed characters who are pulled and pushed by the conflict.

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A Murder on London Bridge is the fifth of Susanna Gregory’s Thomas Chaloner series. These stories portray post-Restoration England in all its confusion and contradiction.

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What do you find when you place a curious girl in a house full of secrets?

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Pobble’s Way is a picture book about a young girl named Pobble and her father as they go on an adventure through the woods in the wintertime.

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When a book mixes science, religious philosophy, and secret societies dating back to the Nazis, you can expect a really spicy pulp stew.

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If you enjoy vain, idle, narcissistic characters similar to those in The Great Gatsby, then pick up Martin Amis’s The Pregnant Widow and put yourself inside the head of Keith Near

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The Elves’ First Christmas is a 32-page picture book that begins with the elves living happily in the forest, enjoying life, and respecting nature and what it has provided for them.

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History seems to collide with the present and manifest itself physically in this novel. “Mountain Spirits” and even an occasional ghost also glide through the pages.

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The edition of Siegfried Follies by Richard Alther that this reviewer recently read could use a thorough revision.

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(Simon & Schuster, October 2009)

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Mike Angley is a retired Special Agent, formerly with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.  That background allows him to bring the reader another real-life story about an investigator w

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There are writers who, like certain songwriters, can be admired more than they can be enjoyed.

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Dublin’s private investigator, Ed Loy, is back and in top form in Declan Hughes’ new crime mystery, City of Lost Girls.

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“I could always heal the birds,” he admits. . . . Echo takes his hand, “Joseph says that birds are the only creatures that have blind faith. This is why they are able to fly.”

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Dolly, the narrator of Dolly City, opens with a matter-of-fact, detailed description of cutting up a goldfish and eating it. Dolly states, “I took a plastic cup and fished out the corpse. . . .

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One of Mo Willems' most wonderful talents is that he can tell a story in words that stands alone perfectly well without illustrations, and vice versa: he can tell a story in pictures that need no t

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“Kill Creek is the perfect novel to read on Halloween.”

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Wilde in Love has everything readers of romance could wish, as well as a delightful twist of an ending.”

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In his newest novel, Crimes of the Father, Booker Prize-winner Thomas Keneally succeeds in the seemingly impossible task of burrowing deeply into the mindset of a pedophilic Catholic pries

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