“Erotic Stories of Punjabi Widows is a masterpiece.”
Every family member shares some of the same personality traits, as is with the four generations of Whitakers.
“Another tale by Womack that can’t be put down. Superb storytelling. Rounded characters. Stakes worth killing—or dying—for. This is summer reading for every season.”
Eliza and Adam Stanley are parents to two precocious twin sons, Max and Luke.
“In a world of insanity, a world of nightmare, it is often impossible to distinguish love from hate.”
“We are only charged with loving people. The rest is not our responsibility.
“a very funny, poignant novel about a strong-willed girl and the even stronger, decidedly colorful mother who loves her.”
College campuses are in the news for various reasons these days, student rights and racism on the top of that list.
"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.”