Search Results: "August McLaughlin"


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IN HER SHADOW by August McLaughlin
Released: Dec. 16, 2012

"An engaging story with an inventive structure and an intriguing focus on body-image issues."
McLaughlin's debut thriller tells a story of dark family secrets. Read full book review >

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AUGUST by Romina Paula
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"Paula's English-language debut is almost impossible to put down: moody, atmospheric, at times cinematic, her novel is indicative of a fresh and fiery talent with, hopefully, more to come."
A young woman returns home five years after her best friend's suicide. Read full book review >

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AUGUST HEAT by Andrea Camilleri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Despite its noirish undertones, the perfect beach read for those lucky enough to have found suitable accommodations."
The victim in Inspector Salvo Montalbano's tenth case (The Paper Moon, 2008, etc.) has been waiting six years in a chest in an illegally constructed apartment. Read full book review >

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AUGUST, OCTOBER by Andrés Barba
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"This is a coming-of-age novel that can be captivating and possesses many strengths but an equal—perhaps greater—number of weaknesses."
Fourteen-year-old Tomás' life changes forever while on a beach vacation with his family in award-winning Spanish writer Barba's (Rain Over Madrid, 2014, etc.) newly translated novel. Read full book review >

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AUGUST FROST by Monique Roffey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"An oddly moving and poignant tale, unfortunately marred by an amorphous beginning and a pace far too leisurely."
Trinidadian-born Roffey debuts with a strange and magical tale about a young London man's metamorphosis—literally—into an adult. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A celebration of traditional family values and reconciliation."
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Walsh (Sammy in the Sky, 2011) explores the ties that bound her own family despite death and desertion. Read full book review >

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AUGUST NIGHTS by Patricia Wallace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Sydney's hardcover debut is a pleasant if conventional reconstruct-the-crime outing."
San Diego p.i. Read full book review >

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ENCHANTED AUGUST by Brenda Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A thoroughly pleasant summer read as breezy as the island itself."
Four virtual strangers are brought together by a secluded cottage off the coast of Maine in Bowen's charming adult debut. Read full book review >

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INVENTED AUGUST by Melissa Farnsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2013

"An engaging novel written by women, about women whose flaws are as appealing as their strengths."
An exotic vacation turns into a nightmare in Frisbee and Farnsworth's novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUGUST ROADS by Kirk Ward Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2009

"A fine work of debut fiction by a talented writer."
Anguished people hit the road in this dazzling pair of novellas. Read full book review >

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ENGLISH, AUGUST by Upamanyu Chatterjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2006

"Excellent stuff. Let's have Chatterjee's other novels, please."
A slacker seeks career success and sexual fulfillment in Chatterjee's 1988 first novel, since proclaimed a contemporary Indian classic. Read full book review >

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AUGUST SNOW by Stephen Mack  Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"This mostly terrific debut holds out the promise that we are at the beginning of an excellent new series."
An ex-cop comes home to Detroit and finds himself embroiled in the investigation of a local business magnate's death. Read full book review >