Don’t-Miss Fiction from Berg, Haruf, Kramer, Pearl | Fiction Reviews, April 1, 2015

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Berg re-creates the brilliant George Sand, an exceptional work from literary Haruf, Kramer’s verbose satire will shock as much as it entertains, a reminder why Pearl is the reigning king of popular literary historical thrillers.

First Novelists Bollen, Ervin, Fishbane, Ireland, Knight, Stuhler & Others | Debut Fiction, April 1, 2015

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Bollen’s debut ramps up to a breathless, well-crafted thriller; a black comedy general fiction readers and philosophers will enjoy; Fishbane celebrates the lives of two independent women; Knight’s novel is deliciously captivating and brilliantly twisty.

Top Stories: For Spring/Summer, 12 New Collections from Writers To Watch

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Easily flowing stories from award-winning Bradford; Gray’s fiction straddles the literary/horror divide; Keene delivers mostly concise, arresting stories; Uppal effectively captures our off-kilter moments; Vargas is moving and accomplished.

Welcome Artificial Overlords: Androids in Fact & Fiction | Collection Development, April 1, 2015

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Welcome Artificial Overlords. Humans have historically been obsessed with creating artificially intelligent life (AI). These 26 works of fiction and nonfiction, plus periodicals and DVDs, bring this future into sharper focus.

Fiction from Bauer, Gazan, Knipfel, Michaels, Roper, & Smith | Xpress Reviews

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An original novel from Bauer, Gazan’s novel breathes fresh life into the packed Scandinavian mystery genre, Knipfel’s charming novel evokes the dark humor of Fargo, end-of-life issues may draw readers to Smith’s title

New LGBT Fiction: Titles To Consider Before June, LGBT Pride Month

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A wide array of queer titles are being released (and rereleased) this winter and spring—from erotica to literary fiction, mysteries to romance, and novels-in-translation to YA. Time to stock your shelves.

Fiction from Cander and O’Hagan, a “New” Vidal, and Stibbe’s Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Despite some glitches, Cander’s novel demonstrates her outstanding prose; the psychological acuity and beautiful writing that typify O’Hagan’s work; fans of Stibbe’s memoir will want her debut; will anyone be interested in Vidal’s early mystery?

Stibbe’s Man at the Helm | RA Crossroads

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The joy of Stibbe’s first novel, after her highly praised memoir, Love, Nina is how funny and sly it is, how gracefully it advances, and how perfectly and rather suddenly it all ends.

Spotlight on Rachel Joyce | LibraryReads Author, March 15, 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Joyce, author of The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy.

Spring Best Debuts: First Novels

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There are so many first novels to choose from, especially in spring, when publishers are busy promoting their up-and-coming writers. Here are the books that are getting the most play among people in the know.