Fiction

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Over 200 years ago, the residents of Paris spent 12 hard-earned sous to walk through a little wax museum on the Boulevard du Temple, in order to be titillated by the well-molded figure of the court

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Every now and then you come across a writer and wonder—while reading his or her latest tome—how on earth you haven’t read their books before.

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This first book in a planned series of children’s books targets a very precise audience. The Hospital Critterz series was created for ill and hospitalized children and their families.

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The current recession sets the backdrop for Where I Belong, Gwendolyn Heasley’s debut novel.

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I admit that this review was a difficult one for me to write. How do you comment on a graphic novel adaption of an Ayn Rand book without talking about Ayn Rand herself?

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“A story is like a dance. It takes at least two people to make it come to life, the one who does the telling and the one who does the listening.”

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Told in blank verse, this story of the early pirates touches on a universal theme of children growing up without adequate adult role models.

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Don’t let the diminutive size of Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut: Essays & Observations fool you—it’s filled with big laughs, emotions, angst and enough four-letter words to get Kargman ki

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Meghan Chase is a somewhat human girl who once lived a somewhat normal life.

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Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas lives up to the promise of its title.

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What’s for Dinner? Quirky, Squirmy Poems from the Animal World is far more than a collection of 29 delightful and sometimes surprising poems for children.

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Robert Olen Butler, best known for A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain, his 1993 Pulitzer-Prize winning collection of short stories, has been turning out first-rate fiction for three deca

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Were it possible to review Imogen Robertson’s debut historical mystery, Instruments of Darkness, through two separate lenses—first as a straight historical novel, and, secondly, as a strai

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With the same imagery and tone as Sleepy Hollow and a hint of The Village’s mystery, Sarah Blakely Cartwright has written a novel based on David Leslie Johnson’s screenplay for th

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The last time I conscientiously ventured into the murky, tangled world of New England literature was a back-to-back reading of The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter my junior year i

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Sometimes the scope of human tragedy is too large to comprehend. The mind grasps for alternate explanations in order to come to terms with staggering loss.

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This first novel by John Micaud is certainly packed with family and their place and life details.

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Dogtag Summer brings to life a piece of American history so recent and so raw that most kids won’t get to study it history class, and it does so in a way that is both emotionally wrenching

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Len Fisher is an author of popular science, and his How to Dunk a Doughnut was named Best Popular Science Book of the Year by the American Institute of Physics.

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This is a tale of how friendship can bloom and warm the most unique of hearts.

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Courtney Milan’s latest novel Unveiled demonstrates why she is the author to watch in historical romance.

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Plenty of great Scottish crime writers have entertained us for years with their special blend of deadly Celtic noir. Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Allan Guthrie, Stuart MacBride—to name but a few.

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Successfully mixing two genres—comedy and crime—is a daunting task, but talented writers, like Tim Dorsey, manage to accomplish what readers seek in the mixture of the two.

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Eloisa James has splendidly blended an old-fashioned fairy tale with a new-fangled romance and a popular television show, giving readers humor mixed with touching romance and titillating passion.

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