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Out of The Easy
Kirkus Reviews : Out of The Easy (February 12, 2013)

Immensely satisfying.


Farside
Kirkus Reviews : Farside (February 12, 2013)

The sort of gritty, hands-on, you-are-there yarn at which Bova has long excelled.


Override
Kirkus Reviews : Override (February 12, 2013)

Several unexpected twists, a compelling love story, high-stakes action and a stand-up heroine worth rooting for rescue this series from the dystopian abyss and make for an entertaining read.


The Average American Marriage

Even if Kultgen intends this as satire, it’s hard to believe anyone can develop an interest in such a narcissistic, unsympathetic and downright odious narrator—one who makes Shallow Hal look like Heathcliff.


The Daylight War
Kirkus Reviews : The Daylight War (February 12, 2013)

Obvious ancestry aside, and though the book is dense and a touch too busy, it’s capable fantasy.


Airtight
Kirkus Reviews : Airtight (February 12, 2013)

This latest stand-alone from the chronicler of attorney Andy Carpenter (Leader of the Pack, 2012, etc.) is two-thirds perfectly controlled suspense, one-third scrambled windup.


An Enlarged Heart: A Personal History

Pulses with a life force that illustrates why this poet “had also begun to love the shape that prose made in [her] head.”


Guilt
Kirkus Reviews : Guilt (February 12, 2013)

Too slick, too generous with coincidences and too cute by far. One pet pooch in particular is so endearing she ought to be in a Disney movie.


Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government

Newsom succeeds in showing how modern technology could potentially affect how we govern our communities, especially on a local level.


Elsewhere: A memoir

He has written an emotionally literate, crystalline, and moving memoir.


All This Talk of Love: A Novel

Castellani has crafted a beautifully written novel about love, loss, memory, and the importance of family. ALL THIS TALK OF LOVE touches upon all these themes, and the Grassos stay with you long after you finish the last page.


The Love Song of Jonny Valentine: A Novel

With The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, Teddy Wayne has accomplished two impressive feats. He has created an alternate universe of top 40 pop whose stars, songs and trends feel instantly familiar without being derivative, and he has written a novel for adults but narrated by the consistent and heartbreaking voice of an 11-year-old pop star.


Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them

For those reading the book for more than its entertainment value, the credibility [Prioleau's] research loans the work is a boon. It is also rather unusual to encounter a book that is enjoyable on both sensual and cerebral levels.


Tenth of December: Stories

Saunders’s frequent use of interior monologue and multiple perspectives gives the stories a complexity they otherwise would have lacked.... This is one of the most accomplished books of short fiction you will ever read.


The Burn Palace

Part crime novel, part horror story, and part character study, The Burn Palace is worth savoring slowly and re-reading.


Insane City

Dave Barry lives, breathes and produces gonzo humor like no other. Insane City is no doubt destined for the movie theaters, where comparisons to The Hangover are inevitable. But Miami offers pitfalls for pratfalls unparalleled by Las Vegas.


Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories

Vampires in the Lemon Grove is flawless and magnificent, and there's absolutely no living author quite like Karen Russell.


Nobody Walks
Kirkus Reviews : Nobody Walks (February 12, 2013)

Gritty, effective, personalized tale of the outlaw lifestyle and its consequences.


Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

In spite of its occasional excesses and redundancies, Going Clear is simultaneously a fearless, compelling, exhaustive work of muckraking journalism and a masterpiece of storytelling.