J.L. Morin

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Fallout

Jones's intricate, complex plot, sympathetically drawn characters, and authentic depictions of damaged genius make an unassailable claim for the power of a writer's detailed observation in the face of formula fiction. [See Prepub Alert, 11/3/13.]
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Vatican Waltz

This spiritual journey, full of transcendent descriptions and plot twists, brings many moments of wisdom and humor to savor. For anyone with a philosophical bent, Merullo (Breakfast with Buddha; the Revere Beach trilogy) illuminates truth as only the keenest of observers can.
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Riverhead: Penguin Group (USA)

Cantor's deft juxtaposition of the specter of Nazi Germany on the American psyche in the days of Marilyn Monroe reveals itself with unexpected force, although her disregard for Margot's actual history throws into question the novel's dramatization of the Nazi war camps.
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Margot

Cantor's deft juxtaposition of the specter of Nazi Germany on the American psyche in the days of Marilyn Monroe reveals itself with unexpected force, although her disregard for Margot's actual history throws into question the novel's dramatization of the Nazi war camps.
PREMIUM

Is This Tomorrow

It's Harlan Coben visits the Eisenhower era as Leavitt (Pictures of You) sets out to portray a repressive society and the way it stifles a sympathetic heroine who is oblivious to the social ramifications of her string of former boyfriends. Although the backstory at times dissipates the tension, this tale of domestic suspense builds to a shocking climax and will appeal to anyone immersed in suburban lore. [Five-city author tour.]

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