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"An accomplished first novel that effectively blends folklore with the evening news."
A novel about one old man's fight against the machinations of city hall. Read full book review >

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THE AERIALIST by Richard Schmitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2000

"A fine debut novel, from a writer who has avoided the usual clichés and produced a work of genuine originality."
A gritty, solidly detailed first novel, set among traveling circuses and their world-weary "artists" and workingmen: the best novel of its kind since Edward Hoagland's Cat Man (1955). Read full book review >

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PARADISE JUNCTION by Phillip Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"More double-crosses than Ross Thomas, more crooked angles than Elmore Leonard—and merrily amoral right down to the final payoff."
When the easy cash from his California business starts to dry up, Hays Teale, who's already begun an informal course in burglary, allows his hot-wired wife Caitlin Hames to talk him into the fateful Big Heist—in this updated Asphalt Jungle. Read full book review >

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BARE SKINNED by Phillip Gipson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2007

"An uneven but promising debut by a talented writer."
Lost young people strive-and usually fail-to connect in this interesting collection of short fiction and poetry. Read full book review >

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DECEMBER'S THORN by Phillip DePoy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Nobody is better at misdirection than DePoy. Nobody is better at making Carl Jung entertaining than DePoy. And if you ever need a psychiatrist, Ceri Nelson is probably the most endearing practitioner in all of mystery fiction."
When a wife you don't remember you had shows up on your doorstep, should you introduce her to your fiancee? Read full book review >

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TWO MARRIAGES by Phillip Lopate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"A book that explores serious relationships—between men and women, head and heart, love and lust—with a light touch."
Two novellas chronicle middle-age marriage in the author's native Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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LOST LAKE by Phillip Margolin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"As if you had to ask. Except for the overlong flashbacks, Margolin's tenth may be his best, with everything a thriller should have, except thrills."
Beneath a brawl at a kids' baseball game lies "the biggest scandal in the history of American politics," in this wildly implausible legal thriller from Margolin (Sleeping Beauty, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE JUGGLER by Phillip Farrara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"A short but sweet tale that arrives in a foreseeable place, but provides an enjoyable journey on the way there."
In Farrara's (The Royal Flush, 2012) latest fictional work, a former circus performer comes to terms with the successes and wasted opportunities of his youth when a reporter promises to thrust him back into the spotlight. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERTAKER'S WIDOW by Phillip Margolin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Though this is Margolin's fifth time out (The Burning Man, 1996, etc.), his prose has gotten no more elegant with practice, but, still, he—ll have you rooting for the good Richard Quinn. (Author tour)"
A tale of an ill-starred Oregon judge proves itself to be more than the sum of its parts. Read full book review >

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SUGARLAND by Phillip Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 24, 1991

"The action scenes are so-so, and too many felonies are pinned on the usual suspects—but Finch (Trespass, 1987, etc.) provides a razor- sharp Philippine setting and a splendidly laconic voice for his disillusioned, desperately hopeful hero."
Even before he leaves for the Philippines to look into the supposed death of Carlito Sanchez, insurance-investigator Jack Hart is half in love with a photo of Lito's cousin Evangeline Flores. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Removed from perfect indeed, but all the more charming for it."
YA author Hoose (The Race to Save the Lord God Bird, 2004, etc.) recalls his youthful obsession with baseball and the profound impact of his casual friendship with a famous cousin who played for the Yankees. Read full book review >