Book List

New & Notable Fiction: January, 2013

  • FICTION

    THE ONE I LEFT BEHIND

    JAN. 8, 2013

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE ONE I LEFT BEHIND

by Jennifer McMahon

Readers will find themselves unable to turn the pages fast enough in this perfectly penned thriller. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE ILLICIT HAPPINESS OF OTHER PEOPLE

    JAN. 7, 2013

FICTION

THE ILLICIT HAPPINESS OF OTHER PEOPLE

by Manu Joseph

Joseph writes with extraordinary wit, cunning and sympathy about both family relationships and ultimate mysteries. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE HISTORY OF US

    JAN. 8, 2013

FICTION

THE HISTORY OF US

by Leah Stewart

With a playwright’s precise, sometimes excoriating dialogue and an insightful novelist’s judicious use of interior... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    TRUTH IN ADVERTISING

    JAN. 8, 2013

FICTION

TRUTH IN ADVERTISING

by John Kenney

With wry humor, always on point, Kenney guides us through the maze of work, family, love (elusive) and friendship (a... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    Y

    JAN. 8, 2013

FICTION

Y

by Marjorie Celona

Celona writes movingly about basic questions of identity, questions exacerbated by the unhappy circumstances of Shannon’s... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DREAM EYES

    JAN. 8, 2013

FICTION

DREAM EYES

by Jayne Ann Krentz

Romantic suspense with a psychic twist—or, a little bit of everything, all wrapped up in wonderful. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HERE I GO AGAIN

    JAN. 29, 2013

  • FICTION

    THE GOOD HOUSE

    JAN. 15, 2013

FICTION

THE GOOD HOUSE

by Ann Leary

Despite getting a little preachy toward the end, Leary has largely achieved a genuinely funny novel about alcoholism. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE PAINTED GIRLS

    JAN. 10, 2013

FICTION

THE PAINTED GIRLS

by Cathy Marie Buchanan

Buchanan does a masterful job of interweaving historical figures into her plot, but it is the moving yet unsentimental... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE

    JAN. 15, 2013

FICTION

THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE

by Ayana Mathis

An excellent debut that finds layers of pathos within a troubled clan. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    IMAGER'S BATTALION

    JAN. 22, 2013

FICTION

IMAGER'S BATTALION

by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Few surprises, but nevertheless a wholly absorbing entry in this highly addictive series. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    UNNATURAL HABITS

    JAN. 1, 2013

FICTION

UNNATURAL HABITS

by Kerry Greenwood

Among Phryne's pleasantly dashing adventures (Dead Man's Chest, 2010, etc.), this one stands out for its emphasis on sexual... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DECEMBER'S THORN

    JAN. 22, 2013

FICTION

DECEMBER'S THORN

by Phillip DePoy

Nobody is better at misdirection than DePoy. Nobody is better at making Carl Jung entertaining than DePoy. And if you ever... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ENEMY OF MINE

    JAN. 15, 2013

  • FICTION

    NEWS FROM HEAVEN

    JAN. 29, 2013

FICTION

NEWS FROM HEAVEN

by Jennifer Haigh

Haigh’s narratives are beautifully realized stories of heartbreak, of qualified love and of economic as well as personal... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    A STUDY IN REVENGE

    JAN. 8, 2013

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

A STUDY IN REVENGE

by Kieran Shields

Erudite, mysterious and exciting, with a brooding, brilliant Sherlock-ian detective. The denouement is just as surprising as... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    VILLA TRISTE

    JAN. 22, 2013

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

VILLA TRISTE

by Lucretia Grindle

Grindle’s book is a good modern-day mystery, a very good historical narrative and an excellent combination of the two. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    I, HOGARTH

    JAN. 10, 2013

FICTION

I, HOGARTH

by Michael Dean

A brilliant exercise in imagination and storytelling. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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