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The Bequest

by Hilary Daninhirsch

Nicole Graves is a charming and straight-shooting heroine who reads like a grown-up Nancy Drew. Readers who were first introduced to Nicole Graves in The Swap will be delighted to catch up with her again in Nancy Boyarsky’s "The... Read More

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The Girl Who Was Taken

by Hilary Daninhirsch

Grisly details and uncommon perspectives make this a psychologically captivating mystery, if not one for the squeamish. Charlie Donlea’s "The Girl Who Was Taken" is a uniquely premised, pulse-pounding, psychological thriller about... Read More

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A Garden Wall in Provence

by Hilary Daninhirsch

"A Garden Wall in Provence" is a pleasing romp through the countryside of France, complete with quirky neighbors and croissants. Carrie Jane Knowles’s "A Garden Wall in Provence" is an utterly charming novella about mothers and... Read More

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The Lemon Jell-O Syndrome

by Hilary Daninhirsch

A funny, touching story is enlivened by literary techniques that will delight word nerds. A quirky but lovable word nerd develops an unusual neurological syndrome, in Man Martin’s "The Lemon Jell-O Syndrome", an intelligent, whimsical... Read More

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Renato After Alba

by Hilary Daninhirsch

It is fulfilling to accompany this charming narrator on his journey of transformation. A journey through intense grief is at the heart of Eugene Mirabelli’s deeply affecting novel, "Renato After Alba", a standalone follow-up to Renato... Read More

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Even in Paradise

by Hilary Daninhirsch

The prose captivates the senses and makes one yearn for the dazzling seascape it describes so eloquently. Fragile father-daughter and father-son bonds, pernicious sibling rivalry, the complexities of race relations: combine that with a... Read More

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Dolet

by Hilary Daninhirsch

Weinberg paints a vivid portrait of a learned man who refused to be silenced. "Dolet" is the engaging tale of a real-life Inquisition-era writer and scholar. Compelling and action-filled, this historical novel portrays an uncelebrated... Read More

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Cognac Conspiracies

by Hilary Daninhirsch

Flanked by a quirky cast of characters, this intriguing novel features two amateur detectives who set out to solve the murder of a winemaker. When the heir to one of France’s long-established Cognac wineries drowns, a question arises... Read More

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