“one woman’s determination to protect her husband is juxtaposed against the panic of the city’s inhabitants . . . ”
"ideal for a story time . . ."
“Once readers have gobbled up The Company She Kept, there are 25 other volumes to discover or reread until the next one comes out.”
For anyone enamored of cross-cultural literature, especially those who love moving, insightful tales from Africa, Chinelo Okparanta is someone to watch.
“a PI novel that is as full-bodied as a fine bourbon and just as satisfying.”
“so much fun to read.”
The Sierra is gone. Colorado is dead. Phoenix has burned. The sky is “bloodred with ash.” Cheese comes in jars and looks like DayGlo; pears are grimy, and blackberries are filled with dust.
“A marvelous historical mystery, but not for those who want their violence candy-coated.”
Donald Bain has picked up the mantle of Margaret Truman’s Washington, DC, based mysteries and does her proud.
“lovely book . . . a strong story of life after loss . . .”
“a novel for those who like their suspense written in dark tones.”
“What was the point of being different if you couldn’t be special?”
Jim Butcher long ago proved that he had what it takes to write long, complex, but wildly readable series.
Oreo, the heroine of the title, is raised by maternal grandparents. She is the daughter of a white Jewish deadbeat father and a black actress mother, who is constantly on tour.
Anna Llenas’ The Color Monster: A Pop-up Book of Feelings is an adorable book for ages 3–7.
Light suffuses this unusual picture book created by acclaimed author/illustrator Demi and poet Coleman Barks, celebrated for translating and popularizing the mystical writings of the 13th-century P
“Imaginary friends are like books. We’re created, we’re enjoyed, we’re dog-eared and creased, and then we’re tucked away until we’re needed again.”
“a beautiful first novel, filled with vivid imagery . . . and a delicate love story . . .”
Karon's newest novel in her Mitford series, Come Rain or Come Shine highlights the upcoming nuptials of Dooley Kavanagh to Lace Harper.
“one of the most original and immersive young adult horror novels of the decade.”
The human species is quite young—only about 200,000 years old. In a universe close to 14 billion years old that is a minute blip in the ticks of time.
“Fans of literary mysteries should love The Lower Quarter.”
Here is the scenario: one gal, two guys. Which one will she choose?
Life runs ahead of us, it runs away from us, it never stops until, one day, it does. How do we live the happiness we tentatively achieve? Is happiness sustainable?
There is something voyeuristic about reading personal correspondence between two people when you are not one of those people. And yet, you are compelled to continue, you can’t stop.