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by Mariann Margulis
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by Alan S. Kessler
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by Leland Myrick
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by Benson Grayson
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by Deborah Hill
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Kirkus Indie: Angie Bennett's 'Narcissistic Praise-Junkies'
In Angie Bennett’s gritty new book, Narcissistic Praise-Junkies, teacher Ellie Warden struggles with troubled teens, school shootings and her own complicated love life. read more
Catch ‘Fenway Fever’
Season tickets have belonged to Stats' family for a couple of generations, so Stats gets to see a lot of baseball games. But inFenway Fever, the 2012 season is gearing up to be a rough one—the Red Sox are playing badly, and the Fenway crowds are treating them even worse. read more
Chinese Lessons in Board Books
I don’t write often enough about board books for the youngest of children at Seven Impossible Things or here at Kirkus—I’m usually running my mouth about picture books—but sometimes you see such an outstanding one that you gotta speak up. read more
Top 10 Fantasy Novels by Female Authors (list inspired by 'The Killing Moon')
On May 1, Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award nominated author N.K. Jemisin released The Killing Moon, the first book in her highly anticipated new fantasy series, the Dreamblood duology. read more
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by Leland Myrick
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by Mike Pace
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by Angie Bennett
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by Osman Kartal
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by Alethea Williams
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by H. F. Galloway
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by Ernest Jennings
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by Michael Solomon
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by Wayne Lanter
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by Rebecca Woods
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by Eileen Berry
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by Diane Light
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by Paula Hiatt
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by Eric Dinnocenzo
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by Onyechi Mbamali
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by John Schwartz
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by Peter Afrasiabi
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by J. Eric Laing
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by Melissa Peterson
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by Cuyler Overholt
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by Laura M. Rizio
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by John Snyder
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by James Bannon
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by Anne Hambleton
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by Max Tomlinson
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by Gregory King
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by Gabriel David
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by George A. Fox
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by Joan N. Boothe
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by Deborah Henry
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Richard D. Bronson
Pub Date 5/24/2012
Two powerful personalities clash in this first-hand account of Steve Wynn's bid to open a new casino on Donald ...
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Clint Trafton
Pub Date 5/16/2012
American alternative politics finds its heroine in Trafton's (You Can't Push A Rope, 2006) congressional what-if novel.
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Julie C. Morse
Pub Date 5/15/2012
"Uncle" Bob Harris is a world traveler, adventurer and, quite possibly, a spy for the U.S. government.
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Jeffrey Sharlach
Pub Date 5/15/2012
A resonant debut featuring a closeted young advertising apprentice wrestling with the undertow of burgeoning homosexual feelings.
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Thomas K. Bell
Pub Date 5/10/2012
In Bell's debut memoir, a late-blooming dad humorously discusses the angst, joys and mysteries of fatherhood.
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Robert Fraga
Pub Date 5/4/2012
Fraga presents a comprehensive account of how a small town in the Bible Belt became a model of ecological sustainability.
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Teresa E. Woods
Pub Date 5/29/2012
The compelling tale of a female fixer, who, à la Dexter, dispatches baddies while examining her own dark proclivities.
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Susan Zeidler
Pub Date 5/30/2012
A girl transports to an alternate musical universe to save her friend in Zeidler's (The Practice Room, 2009) mystery ...
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Michael Rothman
Pub Date 6/1/2012
A mysterious earthquake catapults the modern-day Riverton family into the fantasy realm of Trimoria, where their latent magical abilities put ...
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Albert Flynn DeSilver
Pub Date 6/1/2012
DeSilver's memoir recounts the adolescent and young-adult experiences that shaped his writing and artistic endeavors as an acclaimed poet.
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Diane Vallere
Pub Date 6/5/2012
In Vallere's debut murder mystery, shoe-buyer and trend-spotter Samantha Kidd tries to figure out who killed her new boss--and ...
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Jerry Brennan
Pub Date 6/9/2012
Brennan's three intertwined novellas revolve around the Nazi occupation of Prague and the assassination of Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich in ...
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