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David Nicholls | LibraryReads Author

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A LibraryReads top pick for November, an LJ Best Book of 2014, a Man Booker long-listed treat for everyone: David Nicholls’s Us is all that and more.

Cornwell, Hayes, Vargas Llosa, plus Gone Girl Read-Alikes | Fiction Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Cornwell’s 22nd Kay Scarpetta thriller, Hayes will stump even the most experienced thriller fan, one of the most appealing and realistic Vargas Llosa novels, Scherm’s debut will keep readers hooked until the very end.

Fiction from Cornwell, Finn, James, and Takano | Xpress Reviews

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Tenth-century English battles, trickery, and treachery from Cornwell, a solid balance between history and the supernatural from Finn, gothic overtones in James’s sophomore effort, a fast read jam-packed with speculation from Takano

New Novelists Carter, Karlsson, Kells, Truc, Walsh | Debut Fiction, November 15, 2014

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Carter’s clever historical thriller is a winner, Karlsson’s contemporary tale is mandatory reading for cubicle and office workers, Kells has written an absorbing tale that will grip anyone who enjoys survival stories, Walsh’s literary page-turner.

Opening Locked Drawers with Patricia Cornwell | Behind the Book

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Nearly 25 years and 22 books later, Cornwell’s series featuring brilliant medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta is a mainstay of the crime fiction genre and widely considered to be the catalyst for the increasingly popular forensic thriller subgenre.

Fiction from Dueñas, Jio, and Tallis, with a Debut from Sugg | Xpress Reviews

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A novel of raw emotion from Dueñas, an unexceptional and fairly predictable plot from Jio, Internet celebrity Sugg’s first novel will disappoint, and a subtle yet ultimately terrifying yarn from Tallis

Caldwell, Ford, Pyne, the 1950s | Fiction Reviews

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Caldwell takes the reader on an emotional journey; Ford returns to his best-known character, Frank Bascombe; Pyne weaves a smart, exceedingly clever, and unusual tale with a horrible secret at its center.

Discover Our Past: From Lives in Ruins to Indiana Jones | RA Crossroads

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Taking readers across centuries and around the planet, Johnson provides a collection of linked essays and character portraits centered on the archaeologists who toil in obscurity to discover our past in Lives in Ruins.

Barrett, Barry, Ekbäck, Olsson, To Name a Few | Debut Fiction

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A light soufflé of a book from Alexander, Bard-Collins’s debut is almost as much an architectural history as it is a mystery, Barrett’s first collection heralds a brutal yet alluring new voice, multi-award-winning poet Barry’s first novel is fierce.

Top Indie Fiction: 15 Key Titles Beyond the Best Sellers List for Fall 2014

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From Arditti’s polished language to Donovan’s gorgeously rendered upscale historical and Hepner’s quietly dazzling debut, there are works here for language lovers with tastes for the thoughtful, superbly controlled, and even disturbing.

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