Fiction

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Out of My Heart, Sharon Draper’s sequel to Out of My Mind, is every bit as powerful and moving as the first book.

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“‘Nothing about me adds up . . . People are that way, not adding up.’”  

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“As the suspects add up, the suspense and mystery escalate until the unexpected and shocking conclusion, making this a true nail-biter.

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Fans of Lynne Truss may find her newest mystery, Psycho by the Sea, both entertaining and amusing. But not so much for anyone who has not read her work before.

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“The most disturbing part of this story is how close it could be to reality.

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“Odden’s character development is strong, her narration is vivid and places the reader in the right place at the right time, and her locations are descriptive pictures of London in the Vict

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Gracie Tellman, happily married and the mother of three young children, is shocked when Millie Foster, the daughter of her deceased best friend, shows up at her house.

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Bill Rapp, a former academic historian turned CIA analyst, diplomat, and senior executive, uses his extensive knowledge of modern European history to craft a brilliant spy thriller that takes place

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“Both simple and engaging.”

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“Thought provoking and surrealistic in some places, evocative and strange in others.”

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“On the whole, Vortex is perhaps not Coulter’s best effort.

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Allan Gurganus planted his flag on the literary landscape in 1989 with The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

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“a debut space-adventure story outstanding in its genre.”

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Gary Shteyngart’s latest novel, Our Country Friends, is billed as “The Big Chill meets Chekhov.” Whether this potential mash-up intrigues you depends on your love of ’80s movies a

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“. . . thought-provoking, hope-filled, and inspirational.”

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“Selva Almada manages to get inside the minds of her characters.”

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Stephanie Gangi’s magnificent second novel, Carry the Dog, captures the paralysis of the daily world so well that it’s a genuine surprise to realize that it’s set before the pandemic.

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Translated from its original Iranian/Persian publication by Sara Khalili, In the Meadow of Fantasies holds a tender yet powerful allure.

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Klara Hveberg has written a stunning debut novel about unrequited love, longing, obsession, betrayal, and more.

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“Hermans has written a classic with this book, a scathing exploration of human nature, of the small pettiness that consumes people even in the most dramatic of situations.”

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The Hidden Child raises the disturbing question: How many of these fictitious people would have cheered Hitler on?”

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“No detail escapes Dauber. . . . A master storyteller . . .”

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“More a stirring tale than a religious philosophy, The First Christmas can be enjoyed by readers of any faith.”

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It’s always risky for readers to enter a series late in its development—in this instance, book 24 in the Andy Carpenter mystery series.

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“an amusing, well-written cyberpunk thriller that is paced finely enough to keep the reader turning the pages.”

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