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As a companion to "Adult Literary Fiction," can anyone recommend really well-written but unashamedly commercial novels or story collections?

Nothing with "Grey" in the title, preferably, nor one of James Patterson's co-authored pieces.

#1 - May 17, 2018, 04:37 PM, children's creativity blog currently in development.

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I've really liked Jodi Piccoult's books and Alexander McCall's series set in Botswana featuring Precious Ramstowe.
#2 - May 17, 2018, 05:06 PM
Little Thief! Max & Midnight, Bound, Ten Easter Eggs & 100+ bks/mags

If paranormal is acceptable, I love Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series. Don’t let the covers fool you. 

#3 - May 17, 2018, 10:28 PM

Thanks!  These look like good starting points.
#4 - May 18, 2018, 10:13 PM, children's creativity blog currently in development.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Rook by Daniel O'Malley. The sequel, Stiletto, is out too (and also very good). If you imagine X-Men, crossed with Jason Bourne, crossed with Dilbert, you're mostly there. It's about a secret magical organization in London from the point of view of one its best bureaucrats--and someone is trying to kill her.
#5 - May 19, 2018, 04:22 PM

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You could try to Easy Rawlins mysteries by Walter Mosley. He writes literary fiction too, but you don't have to hold that against him.
#6 - May 19, 2018, 08:09 PM
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Sue Kidd Monk's - Invention of Wings  really enjoyed this book a delight to read, too.  And Gargoyle.
#7 - May 23, 2018, 04:48 PM
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Well, I like mystery/suspense -- Kendra Elliot is one of my new favorites (she's the author), especially her Mercy series (it starts with A Merciful Death).  Karen Robards also has a new short series going -- the first is called The Ultimatum.
#8 - May 23, 2018, 06:01 PM
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Thanks for these good suggestions and for taking the time to offer them.

#9 - June 01, 2018, 10:41 PM, children's creativity blog currently in development.


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