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The Dark Lady's Mask

In her latest novel (after Illuminations), Sharratt delivers an immersive narrative of doomed romance. Certain plot and character choices may annoy Shakespeare purists though. Readers of Philippa Gregory and the like are sure to enjoy. [For another novel about Shakespeare's famous "Dark Lady," see Sally O'Reilly's Dark Aemilia.—Ed.]

Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe

Recommended for those who enjoy the genre.

Dorothy Parker Drank Here

This sequel to Farewell, Dorothy Parker, is a quick, charming read that will delight Parker fans and stoke the curiosity of those unfamiliar with her great wit. A solid choice as well for those who enjoy light fiction set in New York.

The Tutor

Fans of historical fiction writers such as Philippa Gregory, Rosalind Miles, and Anne Easter Smith won't want to miss this one.

Gretel and the Dark

As haunting, lyrical, and enchanting as the fairy tales Krysta is so taken with, Granville's bittersweet first novel will keep readers hooked, guessing and wondering how Lilie and Krysta's stories relate, right up to the end.

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

Dressed up in the thrill and sparkle of the Roaring Twenties, the classic fairy tale of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" has never been more engrossing or delightful. Valentine's (Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti) fresh, original style and choice of setting make this a fairy tale reimagining not to be missed. [See Prepub Alert, 1/6/14.]

Alias Hook

Scintillating description and deep characterization make Jensen's (Witch from the Sea) Neverland a psychologically intriguing place to visit. Following in the footsteps of Gregory Maguire, Carolyn Turgeon, and Frank Beddor, Jensen offers a humanized take on Captain Hook that will be sure to entertain fans of the fairy tale-retelling genre. [See Prepub Alert, 11/18/13.]

Dark Aemilia: A Novel of Shakespeare's Dark Lady

With Shakespeare's 450th birthday approaching this April, fans of historical fiction writers such as Philippa Gregory, Anne Easter Smith, and Tracy Chevalier won't want to miss this one. [See Prepub Alert, 1/6/14; academic and library marketing.]

A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain

Harun's mastery clearly lies in establishing atmosphere and mood. Much as it does to the novel's characters, the gothic ambiance wraps around the reader and won't let go. Laced with local color, this debut will please fans of the macabre.

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