The award-winning Irish novelist Bernard MacLaverty is a master at revealing a universe in just a few words.
“the best, most exciting novel published this year. Action, suspense, heroism, sacrifice for a cause greater than the individual . . .”
When Cork O’Connor’s new wife Rainy Bisonette receives a garbled phone message from her son in which he seems to confess to murdering someone named Rodriguez, she and Cork rush down from Minnesota
Orly Castel-Bloom is best known for her 1992 (2010 in English translation) dystopian darkly satirical post-modern science fiction novel Dolly City (also reviewed in NYJB), which has been i
Like most of the nine other novels by Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk, The Red-Haired Woman is a story that personalizes political, cultural, and philosophical conflicts, especially east vs.
“Gravel Heart is a look at an era and a culture that’s not often showcased in the literary world.”
". . . prose is clever and taut and generously seasoned with nouns verbing their way into literary history."
“perfect summer reading for all of us who desperately need a break from the stress and worry of today’s modern world and depend on the creative power of writers to deliver it to us.”
“Barzini mythologizes the Valley of the ’90s, as well as her own adolescence. With her unpretentious yet stylized language she turns the mundane into something sacred.”
“Fierce Kingdom is a novel that crackles with tension and danger. . . . Do yourself a favor and devour this book before the inevitable movie premiere.”
After two novels in French Camille Bordas’ first novel in English is a bittersweet gem with wise, witty, and charming appeal.
"Kukafka eloquently describes the self-destruction that ensues by allowing others to define us."
Well known for suspenseful novels with clever plot twists, British author Ruth Ware is the New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin
". . . the perfect summer read."
Mrs. Fletcher enjoys getting off with the help of online porn. It’s a revelation—especially to her!
“a thought-provoking, poignant, and memorable work.”
“Clemmons’ voice is natural and appealing . . . and . . . what she is telling us is powerfully poignant and emotional, even at times, devastatingly resonant. . . .
“a story of loyalty between those who are brothers in spirit if not in reality . . .”
Can a man experience a coming of age after he becomes an adult?
This collection of nine short stories by Man Booker Prize–shortlisted British author Sarah Hall has a focus on the female experience—particularly of love and sex, pregnancy and motherhood—and the w
“Atlanta Noir could well turn out to be Akashic’s best work to date.”
“there ought to have been more to Less than the sum of its parts.”
“an adventure with family, love, and destiny at its core, and an authentic and unique triumph of skill and imagination.”
“Compass educates us, even as we marvel at its obscurity.”
Spoonbenders is a ripe peach. Something you yearn for.
“a poignant work and a must-read this summer.”
“a remarkable achievement . . . a story of commitment, identity, and familial loyalty that will leave one in tears. Five out of five stars.”