Fiction

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“Well developed with awe-inspiring prose, The Inbetween Days presents reflections on anguish and absolution while offering a poignant and uplifting perspective.”

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"gripping . . ."

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“Although Amsterdam Noir doesn’t hit the heights of other entries in the city noir anthology series, it remains an appealing compendium, with welcome doses of local color and atmos

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“The blending of two voices makes this psychological thriller a hair-raising tale.”

"What you don't know is how much we need each other."

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The publication of poet Sylvia Plath’s newly discovered short story, Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom, follows the highly acclaimed second and final volume of her letters (The Letter

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“strikes a sweet and wistful note, focusing on true friendship and how it endures through life’s changes. All in all, a fitting farewell for the Terrible Two.”

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“the chilling sections of the narration given from the killer’s point of view will be enough to send more than one shiver down the spine, no matter the room temperature.”

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“Tursten’s writing is witty and sharp, humorous and edgy. The stories read quickly and easily . . .”

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"quite a nicely baked short yarn, rather than a novel, but written a bit like a soufflé, rising in the oven but when eaten there isn’t that much substance."

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“I (Heart) Art gives youngsters their own elegant and timeless pocket museum that they can visit time and time again, independently, at their own pace, and, above

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“A brilliant and fitting ending to a wickedly adored series.”

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"If [Madhuri Vijay] goes on like this she will enter the first rank along with Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, and half a dozen others. We will see much more of her."

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Tear It Down is a bit of a let-down. The story’s messy and implausible, . . .

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“Schaffhausen, a science journalist with a doctorate in psychology, explores this thread with such insight and sensitivity that readers will be eager to learn what happens between Ellery an

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“Author David R. Gillham has taken the brave, difficult risk of turning an icon into a real teenager.”

This is not your mother’s Anne Frank.

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"Mary Walker deserves better than this. And so do young readers."

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“a page-turner from the onset.”

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“For such an unabashedly polemical first novel, The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill works surprising well, due in large measure to the unremitting intensity of Charlesworth’s wri

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“Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine is a happy story of friendship, perfect for circle time at preschool or one-on-one time in a parent’s or grandparent’s lap.”

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Most alternate histories reimagine big turning points or the momentous decisions of famous people.

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“Pandian paints a lovely picture of relationships throughout the book’s mystery of greed and violence.”

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America is very accustomed to shootings, violence and the human suffering this evokes.

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“Shahla Ujayli uses Joumane’s thoughts as a frame in which to tell stories that are rich in their historical perspective of the region and the people who populate it.

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"Chigozie Obiama is one of many top-notch Nigerian novelists writing today."

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