“a frightening and accurate portrait of a teenager in the grip of a devastating mental illness . . .”
“A bracing new voice. A talented lyricist. . . .”
As a veteran movie and television producer, Tracy Barone knows how to tell a story on screens. Her debut novel Happy Family proves that she can also steer an engrossing plot in print.
Written as a traditional manga, and meant to be read as one (back to front, right to left), artist Rokudenashiko, a play on the Japanese words “useless” and “good-for-nothing,” tells her story of b
Whether or not readers are familiar with Chekhov, historical fiction lovers will want to read The Summer Guest in its entire page-turning splendor.
"one of the most original, clever, and terrifying books to be published in the 21st century."
Charles Davis skewers Hitler and Mussolini in a witty satire that reveals the twisted personalities of two monsters whose acts of atrocity were fueled by their own inadequacies, both physical and m
“a fascinating window into European history and a murder mystery that is riveting right to the end.”
Anthologies are often a mixed bag of styles and themes.
ANGST and DISPAIR, in all capitals, are clearly the driving forces behind Robin Wasserman’s latest novel, Girls on Fire.
“a finely-crafted thriller.”
“diabolically gleeful (and wholly original) entry in something of a new wave of possession tales. . . . one of the most unique reads of 2016.”
Whether one is speaking of the Pendergast series or the Gideon Crew novels, no writing team equals Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child at creating a spine-chilling, page-turning suspense story.
“The Fireman is a lit fuse of tension that explodes in ever-increasing intervals as the novel progresses . . .”
“Science fiction, noir, and dystopia wrapped into a highly entertaining, and well-crafted novel that is hard to put down.”
“African folktales always invite us to talk about how characters behave,” writes acclaimed author Beverley Naidoo in the foreword to her latest title, a patchy collection of stories hailing from ni
“Few books published today contain the pure enjoyment that Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall does. And none are better written.”
Megalopolis and the Visitor from Outer Space by Clea Dieudonne, may be one of the most unique picture books out there for children ages four to eight—not necessarily because of its story l
“It is astonishing, the beauty in humanity that sometimes accompanies the most hideous tragedy. . . . another hit-the-ball-out-of-the-park novel . . .”
“Relativity is a wonderful read . . .
Author Cartmel has combined the tropes of the several genres into a surprising, refreshing story centered around old-fashioned records—the “vinyl” of title.
When Andrew Michael Hurley’s debut novel, The Loney, was first published in 2014 by the British publisher Tartarus Press (in a highly-limited 300-copy print run), it quickly turned heads a
“A beautiful snapshot of tragedy, beauty, and honor in families.”
The title of Helen Dunmore’s masterfully crafted novel should perhaps be in the plural, encapsulating as it does a number of exposures that tickle the reader’s thoughts long after the final page ha
Lisa has survived breast cancer and reached her 50th birthday only to discover, in a most humiliating moment during her surprise birthday party, that her husband has been cheating on her.