“a disturbing, yet masterful tale of murder and how childhood trauma may affect even those determined to rise above it . . . ”
The award-winning Irish novelist Bernard MacLaverty is a master at revealing a universe in just a few words.
“Read The Quiet Child for the absorbing story, strong characterizations, and entertaining writing.”
Katie Kitamura’s A Separation begins with a young woman embarking on a trip to Greece.
“Three Drops of Blood and a Cloud of Cocaine is Quentin Mouron’s English-language debut, and what a debut it is.”
Gabe Habash’s debut is a masterful exploration of the human condition and survival through a fragile, flawed character.
War is hell. War is also peace. Hate is hate, but hate is also love.
“enthralling . . . a seductive and mesmerizing thriller.”
“a psychological puzzle box that ultimately explores multiple levels of illicit passions.”
“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
“An engaging suspense thriller despite its major gaffe in the ending’s twist. Novel in its concept and construction, this is one unsettling book.”
“Deeply engaged in the connection with the physical body and the human soul . . .”
The setting for this debut novel by Lindsey Lee Johnson is a high school in the over-privileged enclave of Mill Valley, California.
“a remarkable accomplishment in literary suspense.”
Tens of millions of Americans live in suburbs, so it’s not surprising to see so many readers gravitating toward stories that happen there. The literary crowd loved the way John Cheever wrote them.
Avid thriller readers are experiencing the whirlwind of a trend toward releases featuring women who are “unreliable narrators.” That trend makes sense from a publishing point of view given the succ
“Trapped between truth and lies and an overwhelming sense of further tragedy if she speaks out . . .”
“an homage to political cartoonists and their ability to define a moment or mood in a few pen strokes.”
Back in March 2010, when Teddy Wayne took the podium at McNally Jackson bookstore to read from his debut novel Kapitoil, someone in the crowd leaned over and whispered, “He’s so smart—he w
“Patrick Modiano goes beyond the checklist accuracies of historical fiction, fashioning a lush fever dream filled with glamor, mystery, and despair.”
“a well-written story by an inventive writer.”
“She thought about secrets and the damage they did.”
From the margins of society arise a unique cast of characters who take turns narrating the tale in The Sunlight Pilgrims.
Veterinarian Maggie is not herself after being attacked near her Chicago home nine months ago.
“[a] remarkable novel.”
“rich, well-told, and memorable.”