"If nothing else, The Fall of Lisa Bellow is a great character study of someone trying to survive growing up."
Emily Robbins has written a lyrical story about love in nearly all of its manifestations.
Michael Tolkin is a great writer, and his grasp of satire is excellent. He is known for The Player and his scathing send ups of Hollywood culture.
In Melanie Wallace’s third novel, her first in hardback by a major publisher, Olive Kitteridge meets Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, both interpreted by Alice Munro.
The setting for this debut novel by Lindsey Lee Johnson is a high school in the over-privileged enclave of Mill Valley, California.
“You need not be a bird lover or watcher to enjoy this book, but there’s a good chance you will love both birds and life more by its end.”
“a novel that’s many cuts above its genre.”
“A Thin Bright Line will help widen the metaphorical crack in the chains that bind those who are outside of societal norms.”
There’s a certain poetry of loneliness at work in Martin Hyatt’s new novel Beautiful Gravity.
What is the definition of the “perfect life”?
Overly graphic sex scenes, frayed emotions, language in translation, meditations on man’s relationship with nature and the cities or town spaces most people live in, modern Spain, government corrup
French writer Clelie Avit, recipient of the Prix Nouveau Talent, shows promise in her first novel, yet she still has a way to go before realizing her full potential.
Antoinette Martin is special.
In many ways, the debut novel Home Field resembles the high-school football games at the center of the story: Sometimes white-knuckle dramatic, sometimes too slow, an explosion of smells a
“Age of Consent is a strong novel about a troubling subject.”
“I’d always tried to seek the truth and to faithfully record the spontaneous overflow of accidents that life is.
"Lost Along the Way is a light summer read . . ."
“No—to friendships that are worth more than any argument.”
What happens when a creative woman does what she's supposed to instead of what she wants most?
Kate and Hannah have been best friends since the day in fifth grade when Hannah stood up for Kate after a boy tried to look up her dress.
Growing up is hard, but Jonathan Trefoil is doing his best. Recently out of college, he’s lucked into a well-paying, if dead boring job writing ad copy.
Sarah Hurlihy and boyfriend John Anderson purchase Sarah's childhood home with a massive renovation in store. Billy, Sarah's dad, will get his personal space, which he calls his man cavern.
“Recommended for anyone who enjoys a literary novel, werewolves and golems notwithstanding.”
“Over 300 years the forests are raped, eco-systems destroyed, wealth generated, and the insatiable international desire and greed for wood exploited.”
There is a well-crafted tenderness in Jane Hamilton’s The Excellent Lombards that teases out the drama in ordinary life and quietly lulls the reader into Mary Frances “Frankie” Lombard’s w
“It is astonishing, the beauty in humanity that sometimes accompanies the most hideous tragedy. . . . another hit-the-ball-out-of-the-park novel . . .”