Fiction

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Fiction from Gray, Larsen, Morrell, and Preston & Child | Xpress Reviews

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Gray’s historical mystery will prove to be humorous and entertaining; Larsen’s impressive second novel is a solid choice for adventurous readers; aficionados of the Morrell’s trilogy are going to miss De Quincey and company; this twisty and bizarre 16th Pendergast series installment will puzzle and delight fans

The Mystery of Love | The Reader’s Shelf, September 15, 2016

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The start of the school year might prompt a new reading plan, such as working through a series one has always wanted to try. For fans of mystery and romance, there are plenty of choices to be had.

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Self-Made Success | Designing the Future

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Sea of Secrets author Amanda DeWees, featured on LJ’s SELF-e Select self-publishing platform, and hybrid author Rachael Herron (“Darling Bay” and “Cypress Hollow” series) chat about their paths to self-publishing and the future of the industry.

Keep the Reading Going for Fall | Wyatt’s World

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Part of providing readers’ advisory (RA) services with ease is having books at the forefront of your mind to offer patrons with a range of interests. The bevy of fall reading lists supply plenty of choices. Here are five titles making such lists, paired with a secondary offering to keep the reading going.

LJ Fiction Reviews: October 1, 2016

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Scotland is a bonny setting for Colgan’s funny, winsome Bookshop on the Corner; Coover channels the humor and wit of Twain; Gilligan is in new territory examining Ireland’s Jewish community; fresh fiction in translation; debuter Littlejohn writes with assurance and skill; fans will relish Zahradnik’s gritty, powerful crime novel

Fiction from Ashford, Benn, Hamilton, Hansen, Macmillan, Marwood, a Starred Debut | Xpress Reviews

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For those interested in Agatha Christie; Benn’s plot is unnecessarily complicated; a terrific debut novel; a behind-the-scenes look into the Chinese underworld; for fans of psychological suspense; a story filled with crafty misdirection

Gayle Forman | LibraryReads Author, September 15, 2016

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In Gayle Forman’s Leave Me, a delicious, on-the-mark story of contemporary parenting and one woman’s learning to appreciate herself, readers will readily identify with Maribeth, but is her desperation the classic parent’s bind or something more particular?

Q&A: Kathleen Donohoe | Debut Spotlight, September 15, 2016

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Kathleen Donohoe’s debut novel, Ashes of Fiery Weather, offers a bold look at six generations of captivating women in an Irish American family of firefighters living in Brooklyn. Here, she answers questions on everything from her favorite characters to the facts behind her ­fiction.

Armchair Travel: Place and Time | Wyatt’s World

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For armchair travelers, these five titles will transport them in time and place.

Fiction from Fraser-Sampson, Mayor, Richman, and Debuter Palacio | Xpress Reviews

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The first of a promised, and promising, series from Fraser-Sampson; it never feels like Mayor is pulling the conclusion out of thin air; Palacio’s debut is one of those especially rare novels that will resonate with readers on an achingly deep level; Richman’s tale will appeal to those looking to find a quiet story, touched with a hint of feminist rebellion