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CATALYST by S.J. Kincaid
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An unabashedly optimistic denouement is the perfect ending for this series that's unafraid to ask readers to grapple with big ideas—it's the joyful flip side of Feed. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Intrasolar cadet Tom Raines helps bring the Insignia trilogy to an appropriately explosive conclusion. Read full book review >

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VORTEX by S.J. Kincaid
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"A surprisingly and satisfyingly rich middle volume in a trilogy that exceeds popcorn expectations. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Kincaid's sequel to Insignia (2012) moves beyond derivative fun to real depth. Read full book review >

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INSIGNIA by S.J. Kincaid
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"Derivative and sometimes a little silly, but good fun nevertheless. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
An unlikely teen is selected to attend Hogwarts-at-the-Pentagon. Read full book review >

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THE EMPRESS  by S.J. Kincaid
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Kincaid deftly juggles high-octane action with emotionally devastating punches, and readers will riot for the next installment. (Science fiction. 13-adult)<"
After winning the Empire's throne in The Diabolic (2016), will Nemesis and Tyrus be able to hold on to it—and to their humanity? Read full book review >

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THE DIABOLIC by S.J. Kincaid
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Philosophical, twisty, and addictive. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
A genetically engineered killing-machine bodyguard must impersonate her charge in a dangerous galactic court. Read full book review >

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MY GARDEN (BOOK) by Jamaica Kincaid
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Kincaid has given her fellow gardeners something far more engrossing than seed catalogues to look forward to this winter."
A quirky, entertaining, and richly emotional look at the inner life of one particularly introspective and perceptive gardener. Read full book review >

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PRETENDING THE BED IS A RAFT by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Kincaid may well blossom into one of the better storytellers around."
An entertaining and occasionally dazzling first collection from Kincaid, the Florida-born author of the novel Crossing Blood (1992). Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS HOME by Greg Kincaid
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Although rated for adults, Kincaid's writing level seems more compatible with young adult novels in both verbiage and complexity."
The latest in Kincaid's series about a developmentally challenged young man and his penchant for helping dogs is pleasant enough, but breaks no new ground. Read full book review >

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AS HOT AS IT WAS YOU OUGHT TO THANK ME by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Sometimes denser than a tangle of snakes, but Berry's story never fails to engage."
Feisty teenager copes with first love, glasses, disasters, and wayward adults in this fourth novel from Kincaid. (Verbena, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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VERBENA by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2002

"A bit melodramatic, but a well-told and likable tale nevertheless, in a strong colloquial style that avoids sentimentality."
A touching account of a middle-aged widow who puts her life back together even more spectacularly than it came apart. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER by Jamaica Kincaid
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1997

"These are my thoughts on his dying,'' and reveals the book's flaw: My Brother is a tirade of depression and confusion that fails to make sense of the maelstrom. (First printing of 75,000; author tour)"
The death of Kincaid's brother from AIDS results in a book that is lyrically beautiful and emotionally forceful, but lacking a deep examination of its many themes. Read full book review >