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Blameless

There are a few interesting and exciting twists and turns added to this novel. There are killer ladybugs, rides through Paris, and a bunch of religious zealots. No one can complain that there is a lack of twists and turns in this series, as every time you turn around something new is being brought up.


A Cold and Lonely Place: A Novel

A Cold and Lonely Place is excellent both as a mystery and as a novel, but be prepared with a blanket and some hot cocoa before you begin reading!


Driver's Education: A Novel

The result is a satisfying read about the interplay of memories and imagination, the yin-yang of truth and fiction.


Revenge

Ogawa stands on the shoulders of giants, as another saying goes. But this collection may linger in your mind — it does in mine — as a delicious, perplexing, absorbing and somehow singular experience.


The Last Runaway

For anyone interested in the Underground Railroad and the Pre-Civil War era, The Last Runaway is well worth your book-buying buck.


NW: A Novel

Smith has an ear for dialogue but also for those sneaky little moments when our life changes, when an almost imperceptible but irrevocable shift takes place in our mental picture of the world.


The Prey

It's a perfect cross over for both teen and adult readers.


The Madman's Daughter

Shepherd's debut is a clever and exciting take on Wells's classic and I'd be surprised if it didn't turn a few new readers onto his work.


A Land More Kind Than Home

It's a fast paced and relatively easy read, it's southern fiction featuring a small -- almost insular -- setting, it deals with compelling and thoughtful ideas, and it's extremely well written.


Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know
Kirkus Reviews : Radiation (January 30, 2013)

A well-written extension of the reach of reason in an area fraught with phobia and hysteria.


Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived

Walter never explains precisely why our species stands alone, but few readers will complain at the end of this engrossing, up-to-date account of human evolution.


Proof of Guilt
Kirkus Reviews : Proof of Guilt (January 30, 2013)

Sturdily if not elegantly plotted, with the ghost of Hamish, the soldier Rutledge ordered executed in the war, still haranguing him.


Unknown Pleasures

Electric transmissions from a bygone era, etched in blood by someone who was there in body and spirit.


The Tin Horse: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : The Tin Horse (January 30, 2013)

Despite raising provocative questions about twinship, Jewish identity, family roles and betrayal, Steinberg’s attempt to combine a heartstring pulling, realistic family saga and film-noirish mystery-solving feels unsatisfying and slightly bipolar.


Until the End of Time: A Novel

This story of romance through hardship and across decades has a spiritual appeal.


Hitmaker: The Man and His Music
Kirkus Reviews : Hitmaker (January 30, 2013)

Music lovers will be divided over whether they agree with Mottola and friends that those contributions were net positive, but business students will find his insiders’ view valuable and his street smarts charming.


Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier

A propulsive, acronym-riddled fantasy. A long ramble in a Lord of the Rings vein decelerates the middle third, but the rest is highly entertaining and reads like an intense game of Dungeons & Dragons.


The Real Jane Austen

Her exquisite novels remain the major source of fascination with Jane Austen.


The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change
Kirkus Reviews : The Future (January 30, 2013)

Provocative, smart, densely argued—and deserving of a wide audience and wider discussion.


Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do
Kirkus Reviews : Why we write (January 30, 2013)

A fun, enlightening read for writers and book lovers alike.