“. . . we all miss the Wild West: Cruller Heaven, Chet’s best pal Iggy, and Bernie’s son Charlie. . . . Let’s go home.”
“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 . . .”
“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
“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
“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.”
“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 Infinitesimals, Kasischke stares relentlessly at illness, oblivion, suffering, magical thinking, mercy, kindness . . . at life.
“Mark SaFranko is a master storyteller who never shies away from the darkest themes of guilt and retribution.
“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
“Zimler’s character development is electrifying, and his plot rolls along ever faster into the depths of fear.
“That there is a fascinating story to tell is indisputable. That Ms. Mills does a good job putting across the information she’s been given is also completely clear.
“The Heiresses by Sara Shepard is bad—bad, bad, bad, about as bad as any novel I’ve ever not read beyond the first two or three pages.”
“The tale is interesting, captivating, and suspenseful.
“. . . a feat worth celebrating, and . . . a book worth reading—if only for the writer’s charm and way with words.”
“I had a life. Now I have a situation.”
“The book is a treasure; the photographs are a trove of fashion’s past and a chronicle of times gone by.”
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“In Don’t Try to Find Me, Brown, a practicing family therapist, offers a nuanced portrayal of the complex dance of marriage and familial relations.”
“This volume, like its predecessors, can be read for sheer joy of the prose.
“For some readers the science of Red Joan will resonate; for others, the politics will hold their interest; othe
“All in all, though, One Plus One is a breezy summer read in the vein of Little Miss Sunshine, light and entertaining as long as one is content with unrealistic situations