Fiction

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It’s interesting that the title of Ian McEwan’s wide-angle and engrossing family history is Lessons, because his protagonist, Roland Baines, is inclined to abandon his teachers.

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“The spare, evocative text paired with the warm art has the feel of a classic, as the book is sure to become.”

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“A good gift for readers over a wide spectrum, especially those who like their exploration laced with a hint of mystique, mystery, and the mystic in a tropical locale.”

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“Lauren Denton unfurls a mystery by reconciling a buried past with a modern-day story set in a town with vibrant characters brimming with Southern charm.”

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Breast cancer survivor Sophie Eicher needs a new start.

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“exciting and fun . . . a pitch-perfect image of a classroom election. With this story, young readers will be inspired to rock that vote as soon as they’re given the chance.”

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Starting over is difficult, but sometimes it is necessary. Olivia McFee learns this the hard way.

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“Pure pleasure from first page to last. . . . All the joys of writing are richly displayed here, as is all their power to evoke and hold close.”

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“Based upon eyewitness accounts, journal entries, interviews, letters, and journals, this is an outstanding record of the activities and events in the life of Josef Mengele as a notorious f

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“Hell and Back is a story that challenges Longmire fans to step out of their comfort zone and consider their favorite hero from a new and otherworldy perspective.”

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“A fascinating visit to a little-known pocket of U.S. immigrant history.”

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“Treasure State is an action-packed page turner, with enough peeks into the minds of the local villains that the threat level to Cassie Dewell rises swiftly.

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If memory is indispensable for our sense of a coherent, continued self, what happens when memories fragment, when trauma untracks our understanding of the past? Who, then, do we become?

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“Osman’s resolution of the various crimes and his manner of letting his team uncover the murder(s) are clever and captivating.

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“Next in Line will be a happy choice for consumers of fast-paced action, who expect the author to demonstrate wide-ranging expertise in politics, the military and

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Mr. Wilder and Me is, in part, a homage to the great film director and producer, Billy Wilder, and his screenwriter/friend, Iz Diamond.

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Readers who love police procedural mysteries will love this novel.

Readers who love the Joe Gunther VBI series will love this novel.

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Wry, sly, and nicely dry, Kate Atkinson’s 13th outing is stuffed with runaway waifs, toffs, female pickpockets, “merry maid” hostesses, bent coppers, murdered girls, a melancholy detective, an intr

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Rust in the Root is an absolute delight of a book, with thick worldbuilding, a complex magic system, discussions of race, power, gender, and sexuality—all wrapped

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Debut author Bobby Finger wields crisp, bright language in succinct, ample prose to reveal secrets deliberately hidden from the norms of social order. . . .

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It’s been 15 years since Akashic Books gave us Los Angeles Noir, a collection of crime stories set around the vast basin from Mulholland Drive to Los Feliz, from Pacific Palisades to Belmo

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“Sikes has got a good start on a fast-moving series.”

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Veterinarin Marigold "Goldie" McKenzie leaves Los Angeles after spending ten years sharing a home and practice with her fiancé, Brandon Burrows, the man she once thought she would marry, but they h

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A key challenge in writing historical fiction is balancing the mores and ethos of the time described with those of the time the narrative will be read in.

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