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.
“a very funny, poignant novel about a strong-willed girl and the even stronger, decidedly colorful mother who loves her.”
“Roger Lewinter casts an exacting eye upon himself, creating in prose a self-portrait worthy of Rembrandt.”
Geekerella is a straightforward retelling of Cinderella as a geeky fairy tale, and it couldn't be sweeter or more fun.
“debut effort . . . ultimately not worth your time.”
“a treasure that will lure a new generation of readers, rendering them life-long fans of Pettson and Findus.”
“This story is a gem, rich with artistry and meaning.”
Dotty’s First Book is a delightful board book for young children that stimulates the senses as they learn colors, numbers, shapes, first words, and opposites.
It must be said up front that Jessica Shattuck is a genius at character development and narrative description.
Marlena by Julie Buntin is a haunting debut that journeys back to a time of a tumultuous friendship between two teenage girls, Cat and Marlena, in the 90s.
When novelist Rhoda Lerman died in 2015 her New York Times obituary described her novels as not resembling one another.
Just from the title of this latest little work by Alexander McCall Smith, you know it is going to be a light-hearted tale about Italy . . . and a bulldozer.
Leah Stevens is worried about her friend Paige, for she determines her boyfriend Aaron, is evil.
Author and illustrator Roger Duvoisin (1900–1980) was a Swiss artist who immigrated to the United States in the late 1920s.
When Pete Townsend coined the phrase “teenage wasteland” to describe suburban adolescent life he was probably not referring to such wastelands in an actual geographic desert, but that is what the s
“Prison Grievances unique combination of graphic novel and self-help book should be on every prisoner's bookshelf.”
College campuses are in the news for various reasons these days, student rights and racism on the top of that list.
“a hint of The Thin Man and novels of that genre . . .”
“The language is dark and lush, compelling the reader to finish just one more chapter . . . [Taylor] crafts intriguing, fully realized characters . . .”
William Brodrick was an Augustinian friar before leaving the order to become a lawyer and a novelist.
“proves a compelling vehicle for a retelling of one of the world’s greatest stories.”
“Stevens certainly raises the bar . . .”
Given his past works like the intricate and, let us say, expansive novel American Gods and his groundbreaking comic book, The Sandman, that helped define the nature of the graphic
Sir John Halberd is found dead in the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, London.
Few are aware of the trials faced by foreign nationals who live in the United Arab Emirates, also known as the Gulf States. News reports from the region focus more on the locals and their kings.