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Most Overlooked Novels of 2013 (So Far)

  • FICTION

    THE HOUSE OF RUMOUR

    MARCH 19, 2013

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE HOUSE OF RUMOUR

by Jake Arnott

A novel that combines the pleasures of genre fiction and the thematic richness of literary fiction, while blurring the line... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE CENTER OF THE WORLD

    JUNE 4, 2013

FICTION

THE CENTER OF THE WORLD

by Thomas Van Essen

Van Essen writes gracefully and makes accessible the issue of art as transcendence. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SUBMERGENCE

    APRIL 16, 2013

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

SUBMERGENCE

by J.M. Ledgard

While the nonlinear structure is initially frustrating, there are enough brutal and beautiful moments to make this book... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE MASTER'S MUSE

    MAY 8, 2012

FICTION

THE MASTER'S MUSE

by Varley O’Connor

Thoughtful, tender and quite gripping, even for readers unfamiliar with the historical events the author sensitively... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SHELTER CYCLE

    APRIL 2, 2013

FICTION

THE SHELTER CYCLE

by Peter Rock

Written with a matter-of-fact flatness, the novel becomes indelibly unsettling as it progresses. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE BURNING AIR

    FEB. 25, 2013

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE BURNING AIR

by Erin Kelly

A book that will consume the reader as fully as the bonfire set by the novel’s characters. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE

    MARCH 21, 2013

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE

by Owen Laukkanen

Fans of crime thrillers shouldn’t miss this one or anything else with Laukkanen’s name on the cover. The writing is so... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ORKNEY

    APRIL 9, 2013

FICTION

ORKNEY

by Amy Sackville

Sackville writes like a dream (in all senses), conveying both the uncanny power of love and the inscrutable heartbreak of... Full review >

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