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Addictive Series to Read This Summer

  • FICTION

    FOREVER WOLF

    MARCH 26, 2019

  • FICTION

    AUNTIE POLDI AND THE SICILIAN LIONS

    SEPT. 16, 2016

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

AUNTIE POLDI AND THE SICILIAN LIONS

by Mario Giordano translated by John Brownjohn

Giordano’s wit and his formidable heroine's wisdom combine to make this debut a smash. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE FIFTH SEASON

    AUG. 4, 2015

FICTION

THE FIFTH SEASON

by N.K. Jemisin

With every new work, Jemisin’s ability to build worlds and break hearts only grows. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    RED SPARROW

    MAY 14, 2013

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

RED SPARROW

by Jason Matthews

The author’s CIA background and the smart dialogue make this an entertaining tale for spy-novel enthusiasts. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    RULE

    SEPT. 11, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

RULE

by Ellen Goodlett

Goodlett's debut is a refreshing break from fantasy novels in which the plot hinges on a seemingly inevitable heterosexual... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE LINCOLN LAWYER

    OCT. 3, 2005

FICTION

THE LINCOLN LAWYER

by Michael Connelly

Contains everything readers have come to expect from powerhouse Connelly. Bonus: Additional installments hold the intriguing... Full review >

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