Fiction

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The Flower Man's Daughter

Rating: 4.5
A skillfully crafted novel that recounts the C.I.A.-backed violent coup that toppled Chilean President Salvador Allende in 1973.
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Grant's Indian

Rating: 4
A historical novel that brings America's Civil War to life as told through the eyes of Ulysses Grant's aide de camp, a Seneca Indian chief.
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Infinite Exposure

Rating: 3
From stock manipulations to terrorist control of the banking system, to harvesting organs and blood from suspected terrorists, to ambitious white collar types sabotaging co-workers and bosses.
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Wing Walking

Rating: 3.5
In the spirit of Gordon Gekko and the big dogs of Michael Lewis's Liar's Poker, Wing Walking's chief characters are egomaniacal, but with significant depth.
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Eat When You Feel Sad

Rating: 3.5
Twenty-two year-old Zachary German's debut novel, Eat When You Feel Sad, is blowing up all over.
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The Wild Things

Rating: 3
Based loosely on the story by Maurice Sendak about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can't control, and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze.
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Escape from Sunday School

Rating: 3
Four twelve year olds take Manhattan on an action-packed, non-stop adventure.
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That Same Summer

Rating: 3.5
From "capture the flag" game to nighttime commando operations, That Same Summer is a magical and wondrous world of sleep-away camp. from color war to judgment night, Ari takes the reader into
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Summer Sleep Away

Rating: 3.5
Sweet and innocent, Summer Sleep-Away will keep the 10-12 year olds engaged and remind adults what it felt like to be a kid far from away from home for first time.
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Spring House

Rating: 3.5
Historically accurate, Spring House brings the mores and manners of early American history alive while telling the story of Scots-Irish families, struggling to find happiness on the new frontier.
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North of Sunset

Rating: 3
A noir-ish story about two seemingly different characters who are both cold, self-centered, seek fame and—who are in many ways—the same.
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The Deadly Jigsaw Puzzle

Rating: 3.5
Will keep you riveted to the page with a fast moving tale of murder, intrigue and a bit of romance.
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The 19th Element

Rating: 4.5
The 19th Element will speak to fans of a good thriller, to aviation buffs and those interested in the evil possibilities of nuclear power placed in the wrong hands.
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The Missing Element

Rating: 4.5
A breath-stopping journey of intrigue, suspense featuring a cast of quirky and intriguing characters--each with a motive into a larger scheme that could quickly spell disaster.
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Hymie and the Angel

Rating: 4.5
A funny, phantasmagorical and spiritual look at loss, guilt, fear of death, and the will to live as experienced by a Jewish immigrant in Newark in 1933.
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Horsegod: Collected Poems

Rating: 3.5
A shocking, powerful collection of poetry in which the author tells his life story in exquisite verse.
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Beauty Marks

Rating: 0.600000000
Reads like a gritty, angry Meg Cabot novel.
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Outro

Rating: 4
A witty tale--incredibly perceptive--almost to the point where one's worst nightmare would be a date with the author at a local Karaoke bar, the back-drop for the novel.
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Double Blind

Rating: 4
For those who enjoy spare, clever writing and a playful attitude toward eroticism (no prudes need apply!)
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Waiting for the World to End

Rating: 4
An intimate portrait of what Thoreau might call a "life of quiet desperation," and its depiction of a love that is kept permanently at a distance.
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Ere I Saw Elba

Rating: 4
Amidst the turmoil of World War II, the second book in the Elba trilogy tackles universal themes like the human ability for forgiveness and redemption.
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Able Was I

Rating: 3.5
A gay protagaonist with a universal plight whose story unfolds against lovingly drawn, evocative depictions of New York City and Italy.
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The Skye in June

Rating: 4.5
A beautifully written, convincing portrayal of a family, in which growth comes by squarely facing the past and accepting all of its truths.