Top Literary Fiction from Tomorrow’s Household Names | Fiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 2

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Bacharach, Jacob. The Bend of the World. Liveright: Norton. Apr. 2014. 304p. ISBN 9780871406828. $25.95. LITERARY No quite 30 and drifting amiably along in Pittsburgh, Peter Morrison suddenly finds himself drawn to the somewhat ominous couple Mark and Helen while also tolerating addicted friend Johnny’s obsession with conspiracy theories—except that people really are spotting UFOs. […]

Seven Best-Selling Commercial Authors from Bradford to ebook Wonder Van Dyken | Fiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 2

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Bradford, Barbara Taylor. Cavendon Hall. St. Martin’s. Apr. 2014. 400p. ISBN 9781250032355. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250032331. CD: Macmillan Audio. POP FICTION/HISTORICAL Perk up, Downton fans: the mega-best-selling Bradford, OBE, sets her next work in Edwardian England, at the home of the aristocratic Inghams. The family of Charles Ingham, the sixth Earl of Mowbray, includes two […]

Baldacci, Clark, Johansen, Macomber, Weiner | Fiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 1

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Baldacci, David. The Target. Grand Central. Apr. 2014. 400p. ISBN 9781455521203. $28. THRILLER No hint about the plot, but this is hit man extraordinaire Will Robie’s third outing, following The Innocent and The Hit. Baldacci is on a roll, having published two new hardcovers in 2013 and a stepped-up number of trade paperbacks. With a […]

Jeffrey Archer, Paula Brackston, Siri Hustvedt, & More | Fiction Previews, Mar. 2014, Pt. 4

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Archer, Jeffrey. Be Careful What You Wish For. St. Martin’s. Mar. 2014. 384p. ISBN 9781250034489. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250034472. CD: Macmillan Audio. SUSPENSE There are so many complications in this fourth volume in Archer’s New York Times best-selling “Clifton Chronicles” series it makes your head spin. With Ross Buchanan out as chair of the Barrington […]

Calhoun & Poissant Discovered, Anselme & Dillen Rediscovered | Fiction Previews, Mar. 2014, Pt. 2

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Anselme, Daniel. On Leave. Faber & Faber. Mar. 2014. 224p. tr. from French by David Bellos. ISBN 9780865478954. $24; ebk. ISBN 9780865478961. LITERARY Anselme’s classic explains what it’s like for soldiers to return home from an unpopular war in a distant realm. No, it’s not about Vietnam. It was published in Paris in 1957, as […]

Commercial Fiction from Terry Brooks to Jeffery Deaver to Jane Green | Fiction Previews, Mar. 2014, Pt. 2

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  Box, C.J. Stone Cold. Putnam. Mar. 2014. 384p. ISBN 9780399160769. $26.95. CRIME Joe Pickett investigates a mysterious Black Hills rancher whose two companions include a “stone cold” killer and, even worse, a bad-news guy from Pickett’s past. From the multi-award-winning Box, who’s given us 14 Joe Pickett novels and four stand-alones. Brooks, Terry. The […]

Peter Ackroyd, Louis Bayard, Granta Best Nadifa Mohamed, & More | Fiction Previews, Mar. 2014, Pt. 1

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Ackroyd, Peter. Three Brothers. Nan A. Talese: Doubleday. Mar. 2014. 272p. ISBN 9780385538619. $25.95. LITERARY A Guardian and Whitbread winner for his fiction and renowned for his crusading biography and history as well, Ackroyd here revisits 1960s London with the help of brothers Harry, Daniel, and Sam Hanway, youngsters in a Camden Town council estate […]

Carla Buckley, Sophie Hannah, Mai Jia, B.J. Novak, & More | Fiction Previews, Feb. 2014, Pt. 4

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Adrian, Lara. Crave the Night: A Midnight Breed Novel. Delacorte. Feb. 2014. 288p. ISBN 9780345532633. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780345532640. Downloadable: Random Audio. PARANORMAL ROMANCE Edge of Dawn, latest in a hugely popular series that broke into hardcover last year, pushed up Adrian’s Midnight Breed story by 20 years. Continuing in that time frame, this volume […]

Kellerman, Mina, & 23 More Thriller/Mystery Writers | Fiction Previews, Feb. 2014, Pt. 3

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Beaton, M.C. Death of a Policeman. Grand Central. Feb. 2014. 272p. ISBN 9781455504732. $24. Downloadable: Hachette Audio. MYSTERY When Detective Chief Inspector Blair sends eager rookie Cyril Sessions to monitor series stalwart Sgt. Hamish Macbeth, whom Blair would so love to can, Sessions ends up murdered and Macbeth ends up a suspect. With a 50,000-copy […]

Fiction Previews, Feb. 2014, Pt. 2: Seven Novels by Best-Selling Authors from Jackie Collins to Matthew Quick

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Alcott, Kate. The Daring Ladies of Lowell. Doubleday. Feb. 2014. 304p. ISBN 9780385536493. $24.95. CD: Random Audio. HISTORICAL Following up The Dressmaker, which spent four weeks on the New York Times best sellers list in hardcover and has been visiting the extended list in paperback, Alcott tells the story of Alice Barrow, who leaves the […]

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