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Good ribald tongue-in-cheek coming-of-age story.
Ezili, the African goddess of love, becomes entangled in the lives of three Caribbean women. A globe-spanning time traveling odyssey.
A foreign correspondent's facade of emotional invincibility is shattered by the death of a colleague when they are ambushed.
Raises the question most writers ask themselves at some point: is it OK to follow your muse when the artistic result may hurt your loved ones?
Two Orthodox Jewish matchmakers strive busily to marry off their neighbors in this bustling debut novel set in modern-day Jerusalem.
A remarkable tale, that spans continents, from the dusty streets of Mexico to the sparkling waters off the coast of Morocco, to Spain and the Strait of Gibraltar. A sweeping story set to the irresistible beat of the drug smugglers' ballads, it encompasses sensuality and cruelty, love and betrayal, as its heroine's story unfolds.
A breathless story of love and survival in war-torn Algeria-past and present.
Set against the backdrop of Iran's turbulent modern history and spanning the years 1928 to 1981; it is a saga of the devotion and love, violence and humiliation in the life of Sarveali Jokar, a servant to a great dynastic family of rural landowners.
A treasure hunt for a Jesuit ship sunk by pirates off the coast of Spain is the plot on which this novel turns, but a love story is the real heart of this nicely crafted, carefully told adventure.
Set in the summer of 1965 right after the riots took over South L.A., Easy Rawlins investigates a murder and explores the results of the riots on himself and his people.
MISSING PEACE: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE FIGHT FOR THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE
The definitive and gripping account of the sometimes exhilarating, often tortured twists and turns in the Middle East peace process, viewed from the front row by one of its major players.
A wise and courageous book from this Pulitzer Prize winning author as he dares to discuss Israel's activities in the occupied territory and the viability of an independent Palestinian State.
Tragic, comic, and utterly honest, this extraordinary memoir is at once a great family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history.
A multi layered, suspenseful story complete with the intrigue, romance, and rich Asian cultural background that her fans have come to relish.
A gritty novel about fate, tragic loss and retribution featuring one hit man who does want to be and one innocent woman who desires revenge.
As FBI Special Agent Pendergast immerses himself in the investigation of an art critic's bizarre murder, he conjures up clues pointing to the Devil as the culprit.
Plus, read an excerpt from The Genomics Age: How DNA Technology is Transforming the Way We Live and Who We Are by Gina Smith
Science journalist and former ABC News technology correspondent, Gina Smith bases her book on exclusive interviews with 23 pioneers in the field of genetic research, including such luminaries as James D. Watson, Francis Collins, and Cynthia Kenyon.
It's been a tough week for many of us here at MostlyFiction.com and I'm sure it's the same for others who felt like we did -- there was a lot at stake in this election -- and we lost. Though its not much of a consolation, we are lucky enough to have books to assuage us as we catch our collective breath and figure out how best to get our message back on track. More thoughts ...
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