“Mannequin Girl is a welcome addition to the coming of age genre that will appeal both to adult readers and to precocious teenagers.”
“The Rich and the Dead is a fine-tuned, fast-paced thriller by a new name in the game. . . . Totally absorbing.”
“Mazzeo is a fascinating storyteller who stays true to her nonfiction pact with the reader.
“It is cute and funny, unique and whimsical, and has a good moral, too.”
“Curran has taken the horror master ’s sense of inherited dread and given it a second and tighter twist . . .
“To call Bitter Eden excellent is to sell it short. This is an extraordinary book, the sort that comes along all too seldom.
“The twists and turns, the divine language and ‘Woosterisms’ make this a most engaging book.
“Generations are more different from each other now than at any time in living memory.
“Ken Jennings has created a new Junior Genius Guides series for children 8–10 years of age. Children will become experts as they learn clever map and geography facts.”
“Living into the growth of leaders who are allowed and encouraged to share their vulnerabilities, Pastrix mixes the anticipation of a mystery, a comedy, a book of prayer, and a con
“Morley’s writing is magnetic, instantly attaching the reader to the story. We see, we feel, and we cringe at the victim’s circumstances.”
“. . . a haunting and intimate portrait of the lives of women in war-torn Somalia . . . captures the bleakness of war and the triumph of the human spirit . . .”
“The extent of Dr. John Henry Fleming’s literary range is unmistakable in this slight little book.
“Despite its sometimes underwhelmingly brief prose, Beauty is one of the better fiction offerings for readers who want an easy read that also offers some insight into the way busin
“The Enchanted is indeed both a beautiful and a painful read, one that explores the complexities of many crucial issues . . .”
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“The Humanities and Public Life is a poignant plea for discriminate reading; that is, reading with intelligent and discerning comprehension—the kind found in reading literature, po
“The Resistance Man is a charming tale of French provincial life seen through the eyes of a likable and very human policeman.”
“Though it starts strong, Sugar Jamison’s Thrown for a Curve falters early on.
“A romance between a 59-year-old prissy heroine and a 62-year-old grouchy hero should not be sexy.
Wrong. Dead wrong.”
“Long Man is a visceral novel that evokes a sense of time and place and of the people who both define and are defined by that setting. Beautifully written in spare prose . .
“If Somerset is a bit formulaic, it is still a novel those who loved Meacham’s other books will relish.”
“Despite its flaws, Bark is an unsettling, poignant, cohesive and extremely well written collection of stories.”
“The novel is fascinating, the premise intriguing. It’s a story that readers will find difficult to put down . . .