Fiction.

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“Kudos to Mr. Phelan for turning out a first-rate thriller.”

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“Ondaatje has spun a dazzling tale that lingers long after the book is closed.”  

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Shadow Child is a detective story set in 1960s Manhattan, and also a historical saga of a Japanese-American woman during World War II, and also a tale of teen rivalry, which shifts from pa

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“Then again, true love required so much more than the boy-meets-girl stuff—and mutual attraction was the easy part.”

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Thoreau’s observation that “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” comes to mind while reading William Trevor’s short stories.

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Fistful of Rain is a modern Western, complete with mountain ranges and vast prairies, where folks still ride horses and have cattle drives.

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Christina Dodd’s latest book Dead Girl Running has an interesting premise: a woman is looking for a home, a job, and her own history.

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“a novel revealing how money and influence are used to relentlessly pursue an innocent man”

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“an exciting foray into an ancient crime, with a likeable, intelligent heroine . . .”

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John Cyrus Bellman—widower, farmer, and father to a ten-year-old daughter—seems to surprise even himself one day when he decides to leave everything behind to head west in search of “a creature ent

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Alpha: Abidjan to Paris tells the story of the refugees’ struggle from up close and personal through the character of Alpha, a cabinet maker in the Cote d'Ivore, the Ivory Coast.

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Who receives handwritten letters anymore?

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For roughly three years, between ages 37 and 40, the unnamed narrator of Motherhood—a Canadian writer living with her long-term boyfriend, Miles, a criminal defense lawyer—debates whether

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“witty, satirical, and hilarious with a delicious quiver of crime noir hovering over all”

A pretty girl, a bartender, and a deadly snake meet up in a bar . . .

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For fans of the TV series, Murder, She Wrote, this latest entry in the written series by the same name has everything they will need to travel back in time and revisit Cabot Cove.

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For nine years Lucy has been working as a part-time librarian at a small Arizona university and struggling to complete a Ph.D. program in classic literature.

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United Nations fraud investigator Valentin Vermeulen is assigned to Mozambique to look into the disappearance of $5 million in UN funding from the accounts of Global Alternatives, a flashy new non-

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“If family is our path to hell, it can also be our path to salvation.”

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“So much evil,” says Lisbeth Salander. She says this not in fear, but as if in stunned wonder. Wasp is bound by the coils of evil which flex, painfully and slowly squeezing the life out of her.

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Legendary comics writer Lee Falk will probably always be best known for The Phantom, the costumed vigilante that he created back in 1936.

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“a breathless, oxygen-deprived framework intensifying the terror of the written word”

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Oh, boy, oh boy, oh boy-o!

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“a different kind of story of a girl and her dog.”

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At first glance, the timing of New York Review Books Classics’ rerelease of Helen Weinzweig’s Basic Black with Pearls is almost as intriguing as the novel itself.

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His Sinful Touch by Candace Camp is yet another a delightful romp in her Mad Morelands series.

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