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An Unnecessary Woman
One of the Middle East’s most celebrated voices, Rabih Alameddine follows his international bestseller, The Hakawati, with an enchanting story of a book-loving,...
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The Mannequin House
In this intriguing historical mystery, Detective Inspector Silas Quinn investigates one of the strangest cases of his career . . .  London, 1914. Called...
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The Last Illusion
In a tiny village in rural Iran, Zal’s demented mother—horrified by his pale skin and hair, the opposite of her own—becomes convinced her baby is evil. She puts...
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Walk is the story of a journey taken on foot, a deadly perambulation down the wild coastline of Southern Africa. It started at Lambasi in northern Pondoland and it...
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Artist and New Yorker Pilar Russell has always been a sexual woman—as long as the commitment is light, the feelings aren’t overwhelming and certain memories are...
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Forthcoming from Benicia Literary Arts: The Long Blue Room A poetry collection by award-winning activist poet, Joan Gelfand. Several poems in “The Long Blue Room”...
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The Society
Horror Thriller - A secretive society of powerful women practices deadly occult mysticism against its enemies
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When Shadows Fall
Dear Dr. Owens,  If you are reading this letter, I am dead and I would be most grateful if you could solve my murder…  Forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha...
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The Care and Management of Lies
The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series turns her prodigious talents to this World War I standalone novel, a lyrical drama of love...
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Love & Treasure
A spellbinding new novel of contraband masterpieces, tragic love, and the unexpected legacies of forgotten crimes, Ayelet Waldman’s Love and...
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The Night in Question
One of the sinuous and subtly crafted stories in Tobias Wolff’s collection, begins with a man biting a dog. The fact that Wolff is reversing familiar expectations...
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Kiss the Girls
In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. Washington,...
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From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. The Sherlock Holmes pastiche is a time-honored tradition, though most attempts are interesting primarily to Sherlockians who...
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From Publishers Weekly Kadushin, contributor to National Geographic and other travel magazines, has compiled a collection of tales of journeys to the soul as much...
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The Last Good Freudian
The 1950s saw waves of Freudian disciples set up practices. In The Last Good Freudian, Brenda Webster describes what it was like to grow up in an intellectual and...
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Tattoo Bird
Tatto Bird is a short story collection comprised of eleven stories. The title story received an Honorable Mention (second prize) in the H.E. Francis Short Story...
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Eternally Bad
An irreverant tribute to dark goddesses of the Kali and Lilith variety.
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Mom, There's a Man in the Kitchen and He's Wearing Your Robe
As a mom re-entering the dating world, how do you balance being a woman with being a mother? In Mom, There's a Man in the Kitchen and He's Wearing Your Robe, Fisher...
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Wigfield
Wigfield is a small bucolic hideaway, situated in front of a massive dam which is about to be torn down by the state government to restore the salmon run. Wigfield'...
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Named for her father, Henry Marie wants a pet so bad it hurts - a kitten, a horse, even a little sister would do!   But her parents nix every idea Henry has,...
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