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.
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
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.
“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
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 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 . . .”
“Rene Depestre’s masterpiece and one of the greatest examples of Haitian literature.”
Many people believe that writing a good short story is easier than writing a novel. Though each genre has its own challenges, many writers have pointed out that, in fact, the opposite is true.
“From Italy’s agricultural heartland, largely an autodidact, Walter Ferranini doubts the sincerity of claims for the dignity accorded labor by ideological spokesmen for the post-war communist regim
The desperate lives of Christians in many Muslim majority countries is no secret.
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout is a beautifully and sensitively rendered companion piece to her last exquisite novel, Lucy Barton.
"A Book of American Martyrs is tragic, wicked, sly, hopeful, and truly and insanely great."
Fredrik Backman puts out some of the most human novels.
Opening with a brutal scene of gang violence against the protagonist, The Boy in the Earth is a dark, nihilistic portrait of contemporary Japan and its damaged youth.
Vaddey Ratner’s second novel about the horrors of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia and the price survivors pay is the story of Teera, a now-American woman who returns to her native country for the fi
There’s a lot going on in White Tears . . . maybe too much.
First and foremost this is a book about food, which makes it a natural for chef turned writer Donia Bijan.
Of all Mozart’s piano sonatas, No. 11, “Turkish March,” is the most unique. It’s also his best. And Mathias Énard seems to know why.
Why do we love the literary family saga? For many of us it's the pleasure of escaping our own less-than-satisfactory family to marvel at an even worse one.
“Roger Lewinter casts an exacting eye upon himself, creating in prose a self-portrait worthy of Rembrandt.”