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THIS WICKED WORLD by Richard Lange
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2009

"Smartly entertaining noir, and a promise of better novels to come."
Ex-con tries to keep straight in this hard-boiled first novel. Read full book review >

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THE SMACK by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"In this breezy page-turner, Lange shows off his uncommon ability to combine toughness and tenderness."
Down-on-his-luck grifter Rowan Petty is talked into taking part in an iffy get-rich scheme by Dandy Don, an ex-con in Reno, only to be set up for a fall. Read full book review >

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SWEET NOTHING by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"With a distinctive style, Lange makes his downbeat tales of the underclass quirkily entertaining."
Lange, a writer of both stylish noir novels (Angel Baby, 2013) and sharply etched short fiction (Dead Boys, 2007), returns with a story collection set in a Southern California that won't be found in any travel guides.Read full book review >

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DEAD BOYS by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Superlative short fiction, and an arresting debut."
A debut story collection about Los Angeles's various hopeless classes. Read full book review >

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DEAD BOYS by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Superlative short fiction, and an arresting debut."
A debut story collection about Los Angeles's various hopeless classes. Read full book review >

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ANGEL BABY by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"A film waiting to happen, this book boasts memorable characters, evocative settings and a suspenseful plot."
A rising star in neonoir, Lange follows up his 2009 novel, This Wicked World, with a sharply calibrated and affecting tale about a young Mexican beauty who will do anything to reclaim the baby daughter she left in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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TROPHY WIFE by Kelly Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Entertaining for stargazers, but no big prize. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
The Los Angeles-based Lange, a local TV news anchor, drops more names than clues in a first thriller that rarely feels like more than a paint-by-numbers exercise. Read full book review >

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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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BUTTER by Erin Jade Lange
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Rubbernecking the train wreck that is Butter's last meal makes for an uncomfortably thought-provoking read. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Butter gets good grades and plays smooth-as-butter jazz sax, but he is defined by both himself and his peers by his weight. Read full book review >

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REBEL, BULLY, GEEK, PARIAH by Erin Jade Lange
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"It's a broad emotional story with interesting bits and pieces, but it doesn't work as a whole. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When the rebellious Andi draws good-girl Sam out of her comfort zone and to a party in the woods, the pair encounters bellicose brothers York and Boston. Read full book review >

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STOP 9/11 by Gregory R. Lange
Released: Feb. 26, 2011

"An entertaining piece of magical realism."
Even with a time machine, undoing the terror attacks of 9/11 turns out to be harder than you'd think, according to this knotty sci-fi drama. Read full book review >