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Imagine the lives that would be saved, the life-altering wounds prevented, if there existed a device that could find and detonate Improvised Explosive Devices well ahead of a military patrol or con

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Full disclosure demands that I start by revealing that I am also a translator of Scandinavian languages. That’s what led me to pick up this book.

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One of the most accurate and inaccurate criticisms leveled at the romance genre is that they are all the same.

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 Erika Meyer sure found an unusual focal point for her novel Strangers in America.

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The joy of pulps is how some are so hard to categorize, case in point this terrific novel set in an alternate 1950s.

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Shortly before his death, the comedian and social critic, George Carlin, decried the “pussification of the American male.” Carlin was complaining about the rise of materialistic, metro-sexual men i

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 Rockin’ the Bronx is a tragic tale of home-from-home and heartbreak.

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973By the end of the sixties Arthur Clarke and Isaac Asimov were constantly asked who, between them, was the best.

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the inciting incident
Scene: Arc d’ Triumph. Jude Law meets Gabriel

Garcia Marquez, calls him Gabo.

Marquez slaps the boy and calls him puta,

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If reading a suspense thriller by David Baldacci is like driving in a new Porsche, reading a private investigator thriller by S. J.

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Noir, by acclaimed author Robert Coover, is a brilliant parody of noir and hardboiled fiction and film. Noir is funny yet respectful, showing knowledge of the genre it parodies.

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Eloquent Books, June 2009

A Picture Book That Encourages Children to Believe In Themselves

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Imagine 1984 as narrated by Holden Caulfield. Imagine Caliban performing a star turn in a Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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Marcel Möring’s In a Dark Wood is a highly literary, imaginative, and experimental novel that explores large themes—including Jewish identity after the Holocaust and the search for meaning

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How to Read the Air finds Dinaw Mengestu building on many of the themes that made his debut novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, both a delight and a sorrow to read.

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In this innovative novel, the author makes all too clear the impossibility of a divorced father’s leading a normal life while playing professional baseball.

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Drawn to the hallucinatory, enchanted by the morbid, the gothic sensibility mixes incarceration with necromancy, technology with architecture, vampires with séances.

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Tracy Deloche “inherits” Happiness Key, a rundown development on Florida’s Gulf Coast after her scoundrel husband, CJ goes to prison for fraud.

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". . . one of those great adventure/mystery stories we all yearn for . . ."

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“We got what we needed.”

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Eddie Signwriter is a book about choices—personal, interpersonal and communal. Do we determine the course of our lives or do our environmental circumstances dicate our direction and fate?

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Identity and the way people develop a persona to deal with the world is the main theme of this novel.

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Ian Rankin is best known and often lauded for his Rebus series of crime fiction novels set in Edinburgh. He’s written relatively few standalones to date.

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Debut author Chandra Hoffman hooks her readers with a contemporary topic many people are passionate about: adoption.

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