“an enjoyable feast of nostalgia coupled with the poignant joi de vivre of the teenaged male.”
“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
“Some novels . . . stay with us and haunt us . . . The Zero and the One is one of those tales.”
“Mona Simpson once again proves herself a master . . . when describing the double-edged sword of human affection . . .”
“Brimming with acute observation and inspired prose, Mary Miller’s The Last Days of California is a blessing of a book.”
“. . . the story of a struggling LGBT youth on a journey toward self-understanding. . . . a well-written and contemporary story.”
“Edmund White who wrote The Beautiful Room Is Empty. Edmund White who gave us A Boy’s Own Story as well. It is as if he owes it to us to always excel.
“Ultimately, The Marriage Plot is very much a moral tale while at the same time being a literary romp through 80s-style sex, love, and marriage.
“Engaging and inventive, Ebba and the Green Dresses of Olivia Gomez in a Time of Conflict and War is an ambitious and confident novel by Joan Tewkesbury, a veteran writer for stage
“How the Mistakes Were Made is a fiercely affectionate rendering of that period right before the general public was hungry for the Nirvanas and the Pearl Jams—but hadn’t yet heard