“The gripping story of a spiritual quest in which it is truly the journey rather than the arrival that matters most.”
Nearly 200 years after her death, Jane Austen is still a driving force in the romance genre. Jude Deveraux’s latest novel offers a double dose.
Described as a novel, this formidable example of that increasingly popular genre—biographical fiction—tells the life of the brilliant and celebrated 19th century English novelist George Eliot (1819
There have been novels about oil (Giant by Edna Ferber), coal strip-mining (Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom), and traditional coal mining (Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh).
“a fun and absorbing read whose fortuitous May publication date makes it a felicitous beach or airplane book.”
The Good Life starts with a bang, grabbing the reader’s attention, when Roger Goldenhar buys a gun without his wife’s knowledge.
“Mothering Sunday: A Romance is a keeper.”
“You shall go to the ball!”
“Rebecca Schiff’s prose is by turns poignant and wickedly pointed, and terribly funny.”
Gunnar Bishop assumes guardianship of his five-year-old niece RubyLyn after her parents die. Now, in 1969, RubyLyn ("Roo") is 15 and works in her uncle's tobacco field in Nameless, Kentucky.
“Con Lehane provides a fine story, strong and believable characters, and a wonderful setting.”
“Chasing the North Star is an epic journey, vividly detailed, acutely satisfying, and ultimately hopeful.”
Readers who enjoy opera and operatic-like novels will want to read this latest work of historical fiction; however, they should prepare for some disappointment and confusion.
“a masterpiece of concision and pain. . . . a literary achievement . . .”
In David Baldacci’s newest thriller, The Last Mile, he opens with a hook that grabs the reader and doesn’t let go for over 400 pages.
“In a suspense novel that is the literary equivalent of Hitchcock’s Psycho, Lemaitre presents a harrowing look into the link between madness and evil.”
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye “presented by” Sonny Liew is a collector’s item—like a good wine or a piece of fine, old furniture—in its beautiful and artfully aged presentation; and al
“Hilarious, exciting, poignant, romantic, horrifying, and absurd in the very best way . . .”
In this first of a planned Lillian Frost & Edith Head series, readers will be swept away on a murder mystery set in Hollywood’s Golden Era.
Abraham Lincoln: From Log Cabin to White House is an accounting of Lincoln’s humble beginnings in Kentucky to the height of his prominence and prestige as president of the United States.
“Sharon Guskin has burst onto the literary scene like an exploding star . . .”
“Goodbye to the Dead is drop dead good.”
“Rao demonstrates her enormous power, summing up the complexities of an entire life in diamond-cut sharp scenes and dialogue.”
“Such complex characterizations are a hallmark of Robotham’s work, and it is a gift some of his peers in the suspense genre might wish they could equal.”
“Raymie Nightingale is filled with humor, poignancy, and life-sized lessons.
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