Fiction

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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

Stars for Connelly’s New Procedural, Heiny’s Debut, and Robertson’s Complex Historical | Fiction Reviews

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Connelly pens an intricate and fascinating procedural, talented Heiny offers essential reading for short story and fiction lovers, Paris in Winter is a sure bet and most likely the next big hit of any book discussion group

Fiction from Cameron, Fournier, Jones, Littlefield, Twelve Hawks, & Zeltserman | Xpress Reviews

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A funny novel from Cameron, a bleak tale from Fournier, a compelling love story from Jones, a not-quite-successful mystery from Littlefield, a fascinating premise from Twelve Hawks, and single-mindedness from Zeltserman

A New Year, a New Publisher: Fig Tree Books

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With Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, scheduled to begin Wednesday evening, how appropriate then that on Monday, September 22,  Fig Tree Books LLC, a new publisher of literary fiction that chronicles the American Jewish experience, announced its inaugural list for the spring 2015 season. Its first four books include Prayers for the Living (March) by National […]

Fiction from Barnes, Butler, Cornwall, Gorman, McCaig, Vanasse, plus a Remarkable Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A perfect rainy-day read, an appealing Kit Cobb thriller, characters to root for, a satisfying mystery, Gone with the Wind backstory, a remarkable debut, much to ponder

Beukes, Hooper, July, Coming-of-Age and Tudor Tales, & More | Fiction Reviews

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Beukes sketches a metropolis full of hope and vigor, debut novelist Hooper’s spare, evocative prose dips in and out of reality, The First Bad Man will satisfy July’s fans and win her many more, Moran’s coming-of-age debut novel is both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny

Q&A: Ann Hood

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Author Ann Hood tackles the multigenerational family saga with her sumptuous new novel, An Italian Wife, released this month.

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