Fiction

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McGarrity’s Novel of the West & Monday’s Baseball Mystery Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Historical fiction fans will find McGarrity’s Backlands appealing; a debut mystery from Monday will satisfy fans of whodunits and baseball

Ambitious & Legendary Debuts (Collins, Rahman, Woodroof), Immigration Lit by De Sa, Successful Returns (Lazar, Trout), + Thrillers, & More | Fiction Reviews

Kicking the Sky

Collins’s Untold never loses speed, sink into Harnett’s Hollow Ground, Parrett’s Past the Shallows sings with an emotional power, Downing’s Jack of Spies chooses between love & country

A Fictional Account of Anna Freud & Trotsky’s Assassin & Kramer’s First Contemporary | Xpress Reviews

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A fictional autobiography of Anna Freud, a look behind the Trotsky assassination from Davidson, Kramer’s foray into contemporary romance will be all over the beaches this summer

Literary Suspense from Joss, Kolbert on Extinctions, The Age of Amazon According to Stone | Audiobook Reviews

Our picnics in the sun

Reviews of Morag Joss’s Our Picnics in the Sun, Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction, Brad Stone’s The Everything Store, Yossi Klein Halevi’s Like Dreamers, Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land, and a list of titles from the April 1 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, April 4, 2014

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Nonstop action only for Bell’s fans; a rich, thoughtful, and sagacious novel from Higgins; an addictive Victorian romance from McQuiston; thought-provoking sf from debut author Ramirez

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, March 2014

David and Goliath can’t be beat in nonfiction; The Goldfinch is still flying high at the top of fiction

Spring Best Debuts

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An array of first novels that display the creativity and imagination rampant in today’s fiction. Libraries need to take note.

Fiction Reviews | March 15, 2014

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Reviews of Amy Bloom’s Lucky Us, Michael Cunningham’s The Snow Queen, Peter Matthiessen’s In Paradise, Jenny Milchman’s Ruin Falls, Mary Hogan’s Two Sisters, Therese Walsh’s The Moon Sisters, and a list of titles from the March 15 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, March 28, 2014

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McAdams’s latest series title will attract fans but could disappoint newcomers

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, March 21, 2014

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A debut fantasy with complex worldbuilding, an exquisitely rendered romance from Heath, an alluring mystical concoction from Rose, another winner from Scottoline, an intriguing historical from Siegal, Zimmer’s Western features a game female protagonist

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