". . . a beautifully written novel."
“The stories in the volume are all worthy—some extraordinary.”
Some espionage writers follow the same character from one book to the next— John Le Carré’s George Smiley, for instance.
“an enjoyable feast of nostalgia coupled with the poignant joi de vivre of the teenaged male.”
Jordan Harper’s fast-paced debut novel, She Rides Shotgun, opens with a disturbingly haunting introduction to “Crazy” Craig Hollington, the leader of a gang known as Aryan Steel.
Tomoyuki Hoshino, born 1965, is one of Japan’s more compelling younger writers, but he remains virtually unknown abroad.
Haruki Murakami is an author who has never been easy to categorize.
Fans of Japanese literature may notice some similarities between the work of Hiromi Kawakami and that of Banana Yoshimoto, the latter of whom rose to worldwide fame in the early 1990s with the tran
“a talented new voice in contemporary Nigerian literature.”
Somewhere after every NFL Super Bowl one will find many die-hard fans weeping for the team that lost, so it is with presidential elections.
Carnivalesque by Neil Jordan tells the story of Andy, a young boy on the cusp of adolescence, who, upon visiting a carnival with his parents, enters the hall of mirrors where he becomes tr
Nobody does Kafkaesque quite like Franz Kafka.
“like a sonnet whose beautiful lines are undermined by its flawed argument.”
"The book is a smorgasbord of rich delights."
Set in Oxford (home to more murders per capita than any other city on the planet, it seems) in 1985, a student and wealthy heiress is found with her throat cut in the rooms of a college tutor.
“Dragon Teeth is an effective, page-turning combination of historical fact and fast-paced fiction.”
War is hell. War is also peace. Hate is hate, but hate is also love.
Eighty-two-year-old Margaret Doud Maguire is in the hospital recovering from a heart attack. With the Christmas season approaching, all she wants is to be home.
“I had a friend once. Indeed, at the time, I only had one friend. His names was Andrés and he lived in Paris and, much to my his delight, I travelled to that city to see him.
The debut novel Lilli de Jong is almost a feminist version of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, targeting the treatment of women in the 1880s rather than slaughterhouses in the early 2
Reading Saints for All Occasions is like walking into the kitchen of the big Irish family at the center of this new novel by bestselling author J.
“All the twists and turns and deliberate obfuscation of characters names and identities and piled on bizarre coincidences in overly descriptive scenes, only add to the Byzantian complexity
All seven of the adult Justus siblings are together in their childhood home on Cape Cod facing the impending demise of their father.
“a love story that is also a survival story of beauty and hope.”
“one of the author's main achievements lies in forcing us to consider the intersection of the personal and political . . .”