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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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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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“Aguon is a skilled and heartfelt writer, and his book will most likely be inspiring to readers who share his political analysis and seek out the personal stories hidden by geo-political co

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“Orlando Figes’ new book The Story of Russia could not be more timely or informative.”

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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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Lucy Clarke loves the marketing job where she has been working for six years.

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“And there you have the triumvirate of personalities that captivated America at the height of the Roaring Twenties: a match made in hell of two sociopaths, one a manipulator and one a ‘mall

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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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Plagues and epidemics, in various forms, have been a feature of recorded human history for over 3000 years.

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What happens when a marriage of 29 years is on the rocks? Michelle and Max Turnbull, parents to three wonderful daughters, have been happy for the first 25 years they've been together.

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“incandescent”

The narrator of Yiyun Li’s newest book is Agnes, but she insists the story she tells isn’t really about her, but about her best friend Fabienne:

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“Quickly digested, bite-sized moments in pregnancy and motherhood . . .”

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