“Paris in the Present Tense deserves to be read and devoured. It is nearly a perfect contemporary novel.”
“Something happened here that summer. Something Louise blamed my mom for.”
Cole is a high school boy, which means Cole thinks about sex—a lot.
“This novel is one the reader will finish with a sigh, and then set his sights on the nearest bookshop in hopes of finding his own happily ever after.”
“Read The Quiet Child for the absorbing story, strong characterizations, and entertaining writing.”
“A cautionary tale of mining life for one’s art. And of giving one’s fantasies too much free rein.”
Novelists are not immune to what’s going on around them and clearly author Brian Platzer, who lives in the largely black and gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, has drawn on hi
“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”?