Fiction

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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.

Fiction from Littlewood, Roberts, & Tepper, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Grisly supernatural crime fiction, a roller-coast romantic debut, an engaging, romantic page-turner from Roberts, and a fascinating and frustrating postapocalyptic tale from Tepper

Fiction from Dunn, Hazelgrove, Horowitz, Maxwell, Pérez-Reverte, & St. Aubyn | Xpress Reviews

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Hazelgrove presents a happy Christmas story, Horowitz skillfully executes a literary thriller, Maxwell beautifully ends her Wishmore trilogy, Pérez-Reverte offers a city under siege, St. Aubyn artfully explores possibilities

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, October 2014

The Heist steals the top spot from The Goldfinch; Unbroken breaks back into No. 1.

Award Winners Cusk, King, Saramago | Fiction Reviews

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Cusk should be more familiar to American readers, and this novel is a solid start; King fans will rejoice that the horror master is back in fine form; Nobel Prize winner Saramago’s never-before-published first novel.

Fiction from Allen, Baldacci, McCall Smith, & Rodale, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Allen’s stories wring sadness and cause chills, the best Puller novel yet from Baldacci, a suspenseful debut from Belle, a welcome addition to McCall Smith’s “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series, Rodale closes her trilogy on a darker note

Christmas Literary Escapes: Head Home for the Holidays with These 21 Festive Titles

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These holiday tales will soon have you wanting to pack up and visit a small town (or island) for Christmas, so settle in for another snowy season of crime and family get-togethers.

Fiction from Mitchell, Plame & Lovett, and Yu, Plus Two Debuts & Mystery Stories | Xpress Reviews

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Chilling and thought-provoking mysteries, a debut novel of connected short stories, an addictive and flowing debut, a brilliant book from Mitchell, Plame and Lovett’s second espionage foray will thrill, and another cozy Aunty Lee mystery

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