Fiction

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Fiction from Bell, Benson, Frampton, & Grahame-Smith | Xpress Reviews

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Get a “dirty rush” from Bell, urban fantasy from Benson, an anything-but-predictable romance from Frampton, and a colorful and historically detailed mashup from Grahame-Smith

A True Story from Boyle, Hyde Is Exquisite, Vann Continues To Allure, plus Lots More | Fiction Reviews, December 2014

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Boyle explores the anger, paranoia, and violence lurking in the shadowlands of the American psyche, Hyde’s new novel is a “stay up all night, can’t put it down” read, Vann’s lovely, wrenching novel should add to his award list.

First Novelists Bailey, Barnett, Buwalda, Clanchy, Metcalf, Zourkova & Others | Debut Fiction, December 2014

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Arlen peeks into the lives of upper and lower classes of early 1900s England, Beckerman’s painful yet thought-provoking read, Buwald’s novel is flat-out extraordinary, Clanchy’s sharp-eyed satire of 1980s London is hardly the work of a novice.

Fiction from Lawson, O’Mara, & Robson | Xpress Reviews

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The thrilling Kay Hamilton sequel will not disappoint; O’Mara’s latest Ray Donne features a refreshing techno nerd, Robson’s research won’t make up for her joyless heroine

Indie Fiction in Translation 2014: Don’t-Miss Titles from Around the World

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Reaquaint yourself with Albahari, Hilst’s coolly delivered With My Dog-Eyes, Jerusalmy’s great portrait of Villon, a meditative yet remote Modiano, a chilling Nakamura, poet/journalist Rakha’s brilliant novel, upcoming Brazilian author Scott.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, November 2014

Gone Girl returns to the top with movie word of mouth; O’Reilly kills off General Patton

A Modern Emma: Alexander McCall Smith Reimagines Jane Austen’s Classic

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“Jane Austen is the perfect writer. She doesn’t need to be rewritten,” declared McCall Smith, the genial author of the hugely loved “No. 1 Ladies Detective” series, during an interview in his suite at New York’s Warwick Hotel.

Fiction from Bradley, Evanovich & Goldberg, Hochgatterer, Nehme, & Others | Xpress Reviews

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An engaging heroine in a delightful series from Bradley, Evanovich and Goldberg team up for their third rollicking adventure, a stand-alone thriller from best-selling Grippando, film blogger Nehme is highly recommended, Sternbergh’s characterizations are spare and vivid, Wood calls for concentration.

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.

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