Q&A: Laura van den Berg | Debut Spotlight, April 15, 2015

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Laura van den Berg’s debut novel, Find Me, published after two well-received story collections, is getting rave reviews. In this interview, the author discusses the world she creates, the popularity of dystopian fiction, and more.

Fiction from Bingham, Cane, McKinnon, and Porter, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Bingham’s historical blends character with details; readers will love Cane’s Valentine Valley; McKinnon’s first adult novel features an intriguing on-again, off-again romance; Porter continues to write with dignity, grace, and authenticity

Summer Thrillers: Seven Titles To Keep You in Suspense

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Box brings new energy with another intriguing character, an electrifying plot that is one of Child’s best yet, Deaver once again satisfies, Lee adds a kick of technology, Norton is for all fans of manhunt mysteries, Stone’s plotting is tight as a drum.

Writing To Remember: A 20th-Century Tragedy Inspires a Debut Novel

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“Seeking answers, trying to impose meaning, to understand what happened and why are all things I do when I’m writing. So when people ask me if my novel is an act of political activism, I remember what Toni Morrison said…”

Fiction from Born, Dennison, Florand, Kilpack, and Sundstøl, plus Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Aboard the Lusitania in a debut, Born scents murder in an enjoyable mystery, a quirky village mystery from Dennison, Florand’s latest is delicious and romantic, a singular story from Kilpack, Sundstøl’s outstanding final series entry

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