Fiction

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Fiction from Ashe and Final Thoughts from Shepard | Xpress Reviews

While immediate truth-telling would have led our protagonists more directly to their happy ever after, this multilayered story would have been the poorer for it; what it was like to have lived in a great mind in its last moments—highly recommended

Fiction from Cassidy, Scotch, and Wright | Xpress Reviews

Recommended for sf fans who enjoy stories in which the protagonists fight against seemingly impossible odds; given Scotch’s popularity among chick lit readers, this title will be popular despite its shortcomings; recommended where gentle romances have pride of place

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, November 15, 2017

A stellar compilation that upholds the high standards of its predecessors; Maaren’s enchanting debut is for anyone who enjoys stretching their imagination; a gorgeous, unsettling look into the human psyche, richly conceived yet accessible to all; irreverent, zany, and hilarious, this debut romantic comedy for the digital age is a pure delight

Fiction from Beagle, Powers, Quinn, Wynn, and Debuter Mikulencak | Xpress Reviews

For fantasy fans, Beagle should be a staple; Mikulencak’s debut is a haunting study of race relations, compassion, and mystery; this collection should serve as a solid introduction to Powers’s style; Irish crime novelist Quinn is a writer to watch; this volume will be most welcomed by fans of the series

Q&A: Cecilia Gray | SELF-e Circs: The Top Ten Most Read Titles in SELF-e Select

In her “Jane Austen Academy” series, Cecilia Gray reimagines the author’s beloved characters and gathered them all into the same boarding school. Lizzie Egmont, counterpart to Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, stars in the series’ first novel, Fall for You, crusading against the school’s new coed policy and butting heads with the supposedly snobbish Dante Braxton.

Israel in Fiction: Celebrate Jewish Book Month with These Titles by Israeli Authors

With the first wave of Israeli writers emerging after the creation of the modern state of Israel in May 1948, these three authors especially helped to shape Israeli literary identity: Aharon Appelfeld, Amos Oz, and A.B. Yehoshua.

LJ Talks to Bill McKibben | Debut Spotlight

Bill McKibben’s life’s work has centered on environmentalism and writing. His first nonfiction book, The End of Nature, published in 1989, is widely considered a classic in the field. Now, he’s taking a turn to fiction almost 30 years later with his debut novel, Radio Free Vermont

What’s Old Is New Again | Wyatt’s World

There is great pleasure to be found in a twice-told tale that borrows liberally and inventively from existing literature. From fictional takes on how a famous story came into being to a recasting of a Shakespeare play, there are plenty of fall books that literally mine the backlist.

Fiction from Berne, Crais, Glickman, Guild, Holohan, Koontz, Reed, & Thomas | Xpress Reviews

Readers who can wait for Alasdair’s redemption will be rewarded; Crais delivers another highly satisfying page-turner; fans of historical novels and Greek myth will thoroughly enjoy this book; plenty of twists and turns into the light and dark of human nature; oontz delivers another winner; bound to attract readers who enjoy authors specializing in Victorian crime fiction

Fiction from Connelly, Harrison, Montreal Noir, and Pruitt, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

Connelly again delivers a solid crime mystery; Harrison delivers an intimately believable portrayal of women’s friendship; an enjoyable, breezy read that celebrates the uniqueness of Provincetown; an introduction to many Montreal-based mystery authors; an excellent addition to the gritty Southern noir genre; strong characters and fast-paced action define this debut sf thriller