“requires concentration, but the rewards are worth the effort. Highly recommended.”
“Among the Ten Thousand Things is praise-worthy. Stunningly written . . .”
“The rules of the brunch were short and sweet: Ladies had to wear hats, no photographs or photographers were allowed, and it didn’t matter if you were in a Phantom Drophead or a corporate limousine
Richard Kadrey’s seventh novel in his urban fantasy Sandman Slim series puts his protagonist, James Stark, right into the thick of a yet another possible end of the world event: the attempted murde
"A very old woman stands at the bottom of a very steep hill. It's Voting Day, she's an American, and by God, she is going to vote. Lillian is her name."
A group of 70-something friends, determined to check items off their bucket lists, get together one night to skinny dip in the backyard pool.
It takes guts to write a novel entitled A Cure for Suicide. It takes guts to read it.
“a stimulating thinking-person’s read . . .”
“. . . a mystery starting out small and building to a large and fiery climax.”
In a nation of immigrants, at a time when immigration is the hot topic, it is refreshing to read a novel in which hyphenated Americans have a chance, without political scrutiny, to express the tug
Three-dimensional chess barely conveys the multiple levels, breadth, and ambition that comprise Book of Numbers, Joshua Cohen’s epic of the Internet age and fourth novel.
What's the best cure for a man who hates the mountains? Send him to the mountains. What's the best cure for a misanthrope? Send him to live with other people.
“Sometimes the world tells you to do something new.”
Mia Couto is a prize-winning writer living in Maputo, Mozambique, where he practices as a biologist. He writes in Portuguese and is well known in Portuguese speaking literary circles.
“perfect for young children just learning America’s history, long-time history buffs, and readers who love a stroll down memory lane . . .”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment first appeared in 1866, serialized monthly in The Russian Messenger.
“a compelling read, an unflinching exploration of one of life’s most inexplicable horrors.”
“a perfect summer read.”
The Sweetheart Deal is a solid first novel by Polly Dugan, which in spite of the sweetness of the title, never strays toward sappiness.
A good yarn often happens over a good meal. With the right food and a glass of fine wine, people talk.
“This is a novel for the bold of heart.”
Practice makes perfect, as evidenced by the latest by Peter Lovesey novel—number 15 in the Peter Diamond crime series, and more than 30 books altogether.
There is nothing little about this book including its emotional impact.
How does a little Egyptian boy who comes from a family of "tomb robbers" get a chance to participate in an archaeological dig to find King Tut's tomb?
“All the right foundation stones are there on which to build a solid series.”
“moving and deeply beautiful art illustrating stories of risk, choices, loss and life.”