“Ultimately, bravery, love and hope are celebrated in The Fifty-First State, a state that is imagined, a state in which a better life is possible.”
“Greenstein weaves a story of past and present in a way that creates a sense of timelessness.”
“. . . so jarringly poetic and heroic in their raw power you’ll want to read them more than once.”
“Mr. Sandford expertly uses historical and archival material to make Kennedy's and Macmillan's Special Relationship come to life.”
“Botticelli’s Bastard is a delightful story, a fantasy revealing the extremes of human nature as well as the depths of emotion possession of a work of art may evok
“Bausch rushes us to a conclusion that is neither convincing nor artistic. He lost his way.”
“Engaging and true to life, Butternut Summer offers a story not limited just to a beach read.”
“Javier Cercas is a seasoned polisher of Spain’s recent past, taking a single event or memory and rubbing at it and peeling away the dust of myth that has
“The Scatter Here Is Too Great is a book about complicated topics presented via complicated narrative. . . .
“Written in the first person, sharing intimate details and emotions, Cancel the Wedding draws the reader into the sequence of events as though this is our own story.
“Marc Krulewitch has done a marvelous job in introducing this trilogy.
“. . . we all miss the Wild West: Cruller Heaven, Chet’s best pal Iggy, and Bernie’s son Charlie. . . . Let’s go home.”
“Writers of memoirs and of poetry who refer to real people in their work, sometimes changing details to get at the deeper, emotional truths of a situation, have a narrow fence to walk. . .
“As it is, Lay it on my Heart is an excellent work, and Angela Pneuman reveals herself to be among the best of her generation.”
“. . . a thriller. . . on the lengths men will go to in order to possess something intangible: the creation of beauty . . .”
“Although Back Channel is about thwarting the Cuban Missile Crisis, it is also about Margo navigating U.S. racial dynamics of the 1960s.”
“The Angel of Losses is recommended to nerdy (in the best sense of the word) secular Jewish and philo-Semitic readers whose genre interests include the confluence of contemporary a
“The Major’s Daughter is a slice of wartime life, beautifully poised to be a favorite of readers who have nostalgia for the era and a feeling for the intricate dance between societ
“Set in the shadowy atmosphere of bayou country, where alligators prowl and cypress trees squat knee-deep in swamp water, Kimberley Griffiths Little’s exciting book gives us a spunky heroin
“In the past, mass violation of privacy was technically difficult but now is easy. . . .
“. . . hopefully, with the cold, dark days of winter soon upon us, Emma Straub will huddle up next to the radiator and return to the literature that is in her blood.”
“In The Infinitesimals, Kasischke stares relentlessly at illness, oblivion, suffering, magical thinking, mercy, kindness . . . at life.
“David Rosenfelt is an award-winning writer who masterfully combines Grisham-like courtroom scenes with James Herriot’s love of dogs.”
“While Evans and Reid explore such concepts as sustainable and participatory development in reference to the poor south, the book’s curatorial perspective is decidedly West
“In The Orpheus Descent, Harper uses his novelist’s skills to plausibly recreate time and place—his settings in ancient Italy and Greece are strong—as are his characters, including