“a satisfying read for the diehard fans out there that are well versed in the worlds of zombies and the end of the world as we know it.”
“Petterson’s language is immaculate.”
“a very fun read from beginning to end . . . never lags . . . extremely inventive . . . playful . . .”
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Times have changed in the quarter century since Lesléa Newman first published Heather Has Two Mommies. Twenty-five years ago Newman could not find a publisher for the book.
“sharp and in perfect pitch. Overall, Oates exhibits extremely fine authorial control, showing her puppet-master’s strings only when she wants.”
Harlan Coben is the bestselling author of 16 previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Long Lost and Hold Tight. He is the winner of the Edgar Award, t
Author Joakim Zander’s writing style in The Swimmer is difficult to describe.
The Golden Age pulp magazine Weird Tales wasn’t a pulp that featured cowboys or detectives or men with rocket-packs on its covers. It had odd, scary things on its covers.
Early in this novel, when Poxl West—the putative author of this supposed World War II memoir—is giving a book reading, an audience member asks, “Mr.
Darlene Hardison once led a happy life. She married Nat, the man she loved since college and they owned Mount Hope Grocery, a local general store in tiny segregated town of Orvis, Louisiana.
In this enticing historical novel about the French designer Coco Chanel, Edith Piaf meets Maria Duenas’s heroine in the well-received and compelling 2014 novel, The Time In Between.
“Khadra’s didacticism ruins this book and leaves the novel bereft of his previously demonstrated literary power.”
“an old story of injustice brought creatively to new life by an award-winning writer.”
“a short, funny and rather disturbing novel . . .”
“recommended to readers who enjoy interior prose and psychological literary fiction.”
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“amazing . . . original and experimental . . .”
“Leaving Berlin is a novel of big ideas—historical, psychological, sociological—if also rather sizeable flaws.”
“I come not to praise The Buried Giant, but to bury it. Alas.”
“Living . . . is not made up of details, but rather of highlights.”
“The Orphan Sky adroitly marries Cold War history with intrigue and young love.”
“The algorithm was the equivalent of giving the world a blood test, taking its temperature, assessing its mood.”
“McCarthy uses his intelligence, wit, and skill to lead us deeper into the networks of the contemporary.”
“a big investment, but one that will pay off with years of pleasure.”