“Readers can relax and enjoy a fast-moving romp through the shadows of Siberia in Finding Katarina M., learning about an area of the world that is strange, enticing, and also forbi
“Little Boy will delight you again and again. It is rich and playful poetry disguised as a novel, and it is pure Ferlinghetti.”
“An intense story of survival, hardship, and heartbreak, The Things We Cannot Say is sure to evoke emotion in even the most cynical reader.”
“Spooner deftly paints a portrait of a woman born before her time and coming to enjoy the borrowed freedoms her secret identity provides. . . .
“If the other stories in this series are this enjoyable, they all belong in the reader’s library.”
“Coben is a masterful story teller who switches smoothly between sets of characters, keeping the reader engaged and intrigued.”
“Malerman’s world-building is rich, and Inspection’s quick chapters and brisk style make for a relentless, twisty read.”
It seems too bizarre to be true, even in the dreamworld of surrealism.
“Lot is far from a bleak read. Washington’s language takes the dense texture of poverty and turns into poetry.”
“this novel reflects Sandra Byrd’s excellent historical research and meticulous use of period detail.”
Few mothers can imagine having strong enough ties with their family that they would choose to leave a daughter behind. This is that story.
“Stephen Mack Jones' snappy, razor sharp writing is a delight to read. Lives Laid Away is movie material for sure.”
If you are an admirer of the FBI and/or the CIA you may not like this book, but you still should read it. The FBI is seen as too bureaucratic for its own good and many of its agents inept.
“This sweet novel is both romantic and heartwarming while also offering a bit of mystery and suspense.”
This graphic novel initially finds the caped crusader confronting the worst super villain ever: his own mid-life crisis.
Don’t Wake the Tiger begins right out of the gate as the tiger on the cover sleeps with eyes shut tight. A red sticker invites us to “Watch the faces change!” Intriguing.
“Scenes from the Heartland is a book to read for anyone interested in American values and history, told in lingering prose that sinks into the soul.”
“Readers of Charles Todd’s Bess Crawford Mystery Series and Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs Series will enjoy this new series set against the backdrop of WW I in England.”
“Trouble on the Books is a charming cozy mystery populated with delightful people.”
With exquisite ink and oil illustrations and simple prose, artist and author Chen Jian Hong tells the ancient Chinese tale about a man-eating tigress who takes vengeance on humans because her cubs
Beautiful Days is a collection of short stories by author Joyce Carol Oates that originally appeared elsewhere.
“The mix of poets, styles, and topics makes for a collection that will prompt children and their parents and teachers to grab paper and pencil—or laptop and mouse—to try writing their own ‘
“Tyler Cross: Angola is the perfect graphic novel for those sick of superheroes. . . .
“The Liar's Child delivers a powerful psychological plot with heartbreaking emotion and well-fleshed-out characters that are thrown into an unwanted s
“Titanshade satisfies well enough to make you start over at the beginning to see what you missed.”