“Havana Libre works well as a sociological commentary, but as a mystery novel or a thriller, it’s a dud.”
October–November 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik coup d’etat that brought communism to power in Russia.
Spellbinding is an appropriate word to describe S. A. Chakraborty’s debut novel, The City of Brass. Mesmerizing is another.
“educates and moves, deftly juggling fact and fiction.”
“a well-written historical novel, unique in its point of view . . .”
“Twenty-Two on Peleliu will haunt, enchant and thrill . . . it will inspire you with stories of heroism and courage . . .
“Ragnvald danced on the oars, leaping from one to the next as the crew rowed. Some kept their oars steady to make it easier for him; some tried to jostle Ragnvald off when he landed on them.
“For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian is a hidden gem in European literature, shining a light on what happened in Romania between the wars.”
“an absolutely wonderful read . . .”
Emma Cross is an independent woman—more independent than anyone in 1897 Newport, Rhode Island, wants to admit.
“a literary achievement . . .”
“Hers is a dark, unerring vision. We can expect more great work from this audaciously talented author.”
"Mustafah is an excellent writer, creating lush imagery and life-size characters. She uses her words to bring about an unfathomable emotion in her readers . . ."
“a character study of the changes love in its various forms makes in individuals accustomed to lives of violence . . .”
“historically accurate, warm, moving and easy to recommend.”
“a murder mystery set on the Spanish Main . . . will entertain for its different view of pirate life.”
“Constance Kopp is one of the most fascinating characters in recent mystery fiction. . . . Lady Cop Makes Trouble is one of the best mystery novels of the year . . .”
"an entertaining read . . ."
“an exhilarating, haunting, and memorable read.”
“the best, most exciting novel published this year. Action, suspense, heroism, sacrifice for a cause greater than the individual . . .”
“Given the recent happenings in Charlottesville, Virginia, it’s hard to imagine a more relevant release date for this lovely, important book. This is a book for our time.”
“Gravel Heart is a look at an era and a culture that’s not often showcased in the literary world.”
". . . the nonlinear narrative style takes a long time to arrive at whodunit, howdunit, and why."
In 1917 while in the throes of the First World War, nine-year-old Frances Griffiths left her home in Cape Town, Africa, with her mother to stay with her aunt in Cottingley, England.
“Rose has again masterfully mined a magic-infused art world of dramatic twists and turns, a luscious romp readers will thoroughly enjoy.”