“eminently readable, and its emotional effects linger beyond the last page.”
“A new Longmire novel is always a welcome treat, and Daughter of the Morning Star is another slam-dunk.”
“abundance of heart . . .”
“Klune has a way of elevating life’s tender, beautifully ordinary moments to highlight how achingly special they actually are.”
“three cheers for a counting book for the big(ger) kids!”
With his fourth novel, Wiley Cash demonstrates once again a breadth of compassion, an awareness of the intricacies of most of his character, and a willingness to end a story on an unexpected note.
"We take for granted the plants and animals with whom we share our environment, even as we steadily destroy it.
“A brilliant example of the power of words and pictures, of storytelling itself.”
“Lean Fall Stand is a narrative about hope, surrender, and possibilities. Jon McGregor is an extraordinary writer, a shepherd of perfect prose.”
“As Luke [the protagonist] dives farther into his ancestor’s mind, we dive with him, hoping to exonerate the simple crook while admiring his bravado.
“a top-notch literary novel.”
“Harlem Shuffle, a captivating crime novel from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, renders 1960s Harlem in vivid and evocative detail, simmering with
“Filled with characters of questionable morality and multiple timelines, Dark Things I Adore makes for a thrilling read.”
“this novel offers the pleasures of a poetic travelogue and an homage to a place and culture . . .”
“The time of someone’s death doesn’t exist until Sapere Aude calculates it, forcing the waveform to collapse. ‘You do the math, and it makes the math come true.’”
“The real magician here is Toibin, who conjures up the complexity of the times and a rich cast of characters.”
“Barton’s knowledge of Alabama history, racial relationships, and human psychology is borne out in this often delicate, often violent, and always gripping cerebral novel.”
“He wanted more than anything . . . to have survived without betraying. . . .
“A ghost and the new owner of her home set out to solve a mystery and uncover a more sinister secret than a mere haunting.”
“Reading The Dark Remains yields far more than the strangely amazing and touching answer to ‘What if you combined crime noir geniuses McIlvanney and Rankin?’”
“A character study of one woman’s humanity and sacrifice.”
“Sally Rooney doesn’t repeat herself. Rather, she is a pentimento artist, building a familiar world in a way that makes it feel boldly new.”
“In some ways, the greatest strength of this series lies in its smaller moments rather than its grand arc.”
Susie Mast is still grieving and devastated by the loss of her brother Eli many years before. His horrifying screams and broken body constantly plague her though more than a decade has passed.
“The way Mattie handles her service dog, the logistics of his training, his canine personality, the important evidence he believably uncovers, and their warm yet disciplined interaction rem