Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, September 28, 2012

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A gift from Tiffany’s, supernatural and horror combine, a tour de force second novel, and a seafaring tale for Patrick O’Brian fans

Sartorial Splendor: Falling into Fashion | The Reader’s Shelf, September 15, 2012

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Every outfit tells a story. These stories tell of outfits.

Barbara’s Picks, Mar. 2013, Pt. 1: Hamid, Hemon, Haruf, Oates, & More

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Hamid, Mohsin. How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. Riverhead: Penguin Group (USA). Mar. 2013. 240p. ISBN 9781594487293. $26.95. LITERARY FICTION The title could come from one of those get-rich-quick books that the young and ambitious eat up, and in fact Hamid imaginatively uses that genre’s format to shape his narrative. But this is […]

Fiction Previews, Mar. 2013, Pt. 1: Ann Hood, Marisa Silver, Fowler on Zelda Fitzgerald, & More

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Fowler, Therese Anne. Z—: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. St. Martin’s. Mar. 2013. NAp. ISBN 9781250028655. $24.99. HISTORICAL FICTION Fowler won an LJ star for her 2008 debut, Souvenir, settling comfortably into fraught contemporary relationship territory and finding herself compared to Jodi Picoult. Here she does something entirely different, reimagining the tumultuous life of the […]

Wyatt’s World—Real Women in Fiction

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Historical fiction has many pleasures—lushly conceived settings, perfectly realized detail, and the chance to delve beneath the sometimes dry facts of history and mine its story-rich possibilities. Often, the genre’s pages are full of imagined characters in historical settings, but sometimes they are filled with true-life characters; individuals who created or witnessed history long ago. […]

Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2013, Pt. 1: Chevalier Goes American and Shubin Sees the Universe Within

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Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2013, Pt. 1: Chevalier Goes American and Shubin Sees the Universe Within

ALA Fallout: Seven Terrific Genre Novels I Discovered Last Minute, including Buehlman, Stine, Kingsbury, and More

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ALA Fallout: Seven Terrific Genre Novels I Discovered Last Minute, including Buehlman, Stine, Kingsbury, and More

Summertime, and the Reading Is Easy: Genre Fiction Summer Reads

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Summertime, and the Reading Is Easy: Genre Fiction Summer Reads

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, May 18, 2012

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Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, May 18, 2012

Barbara’s Picks: October 2012, Pt. 4: Alexie, Leon, Morton, Mozingo

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Barbara’s Picks: October 2012, Pt. 4: Alexie, Leon, Morton, Mozingo

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