“I am a refugee who, like many others, has never ceased being a refugee in some corner of my mind.”
“a fascinating thriller that is at the same time a dark fairy tale. . .”
“. . . . joyous and raunchy . . . Yoss creates a fascinating and beautiful universe built upon the ideals of cooperation and egalitarianism.”
How to Catch the Easter Bunny is a delightfully cute story about an Easter bunny named E. B. who is very hard to catch.
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.
The hero of this first-in-a-series novel by Rob McCarthy derives its title from a poem by T. S. Eliot.
Neil Connelly's sixth book, In the Wake of Our Vows, is a collection of short stories that deals primarily—in often unique and humorous ways—with relationships.
One Lonely Fish is a counting book with a bite! With diecut shaped pages children will be able to count from one through ten in a fun and simple way.
“The story setting and historical era are well researched and believably conveyed in a coming-of-age romance that presents the lessons of war and peace, love and hate, in bold block letters
A great story transports readers to a milieu with its concomitant sights, sounds, and interesting dialogue. Ideally the plot captures our attention until the final paragraph.
“An engaging suspense thriller despite its major gaffe in the ending’s twist. Novel in its concept and construction, this is one unsettling book.”
Bookburners is outstanding.
In Melanie Wallace’s third novel, her first in hardback by a major publisher, Olive Kitteridge meets Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, both interpreted by Alice Munro.
Who knew that a basic, everyday umbrella could be more than a simple shelter from the weather? The five imaginative, fun loving characters in The Green Umbrella certainly did.
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
“The Girl Before will appeal greatly to fans of psychological suspense, even more to those who appreciate the chills of a good haunted house story.”
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. . .
“filled with the excitement of a Saturday morning matinee . . .”
The early life of the man calling himself Roamer was a Cinderella story.
“the evil men do truly does live after them . . .”
What would it take to destroy everything you appear to value in your life?
A curious word comes to mind in describing Margaret Atwood’s new novel Hag-Seed.
That word is effective.
“The Nowhere Man is a good ride down a toboggan run of nonstop action and intrigue.”
“a beautiful epic of the meaning and misinterpretation of honor and bravery, and the triumph of will over power . . .”