An unfinished science fiction novel by Nobel Prize winning poet Czeslaw Milosz . . . sounds intriguing doesn’t it? Unfortunately the pitch is much stronger than the final product.
“a highly engaging, charming read . . .”
Laurie Lico Albanese has written a gripping historical novel that revolves around the lives of two extraordinary women who live in extraordinary times.
Is it better to leave the dead alone or bring them back into our lives?
“Andrew Wyeth’s vision of her in the painting returns to Christina her sense of self, for she knows that through this painting she will be truly seen.”
The Mother’s Promise is a chick-lit tearjerker that nevertheless conveys with sympathy and some depth the stories of four Northern California women who face difficult health and family pro
Everyone has skeletons in their closets and deals with problems at one time or another.
“The Schooldays of Jesus explores a striking quest for meaning.”
Encircling, the brilliantly structured first novel of a trilogy by Norwegian author Carl Frode Tiller, seamlessly translated by Barbara J.
“there is a good deal to get excited about in pondering the future work of Chanelle Benz.”
Georgia Hunter presumably loves her family and didn’t want to insult anyone when she set out to write a fictionalized account of how these well-to-do, assimilated Polish Jews survived the Holocaust
“The novel’s mercurial prose may take some readers out of the reading experience, but then, this style is a bit of an acquired taste.”
“a compelling story conveying a powerful social and cultural critique along with a marvelous portrait of the beauties and wonders of Kenya . . .”
“I am a refugee who, like many others, has never ceased being a refugee in some corner of my mind.”
Enigma Variations, the new novel by Andre Aciman, who previously presented us with that peach of a tale, Call Me By Your Name, has been packaged strangely.
Reading Paul Auster’s novel 4 3 2 1 is a bit like wandering around in an old medina with Woody Allen and Leo Tolstoy.
School is out and Xanther can finally spend more time with the little one, her white cat.
After two novellas translated into English (Nowhere to be Found, 2015 and A Greater Music, 2016, the latter reviewed in NYJB) South Korean post-modernist fiction writer Bae Suah a
Early in Sebastian Barry’s magnificent and boundless novel, Days Without End, young Thomas McNulty flees Ireland’s Great Famine: “I was among the destitute, the ruined, the starving. . .
A curious word comes to mind in describing Margaret Atwood’s new novel Hag-Seed.
That word is effective.
“Deeply engaged in the connection with the physical body and the human soul . . .”
Louisiana writer Tim Gautreaux's latest offering, Signals: New and Selected Stories, collects twelve new short stories alongside nine others from his previous two collections, Same Pla
The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson is a startling novel following the life of Persimmons Wilson, a former slave that fights in the Civil War, only to be imprisoned and hanged once he o
“Ultimately the people who love Swanson’s work will remember . . .
“a remarkable accomplishment in literary suspense.”