"gripping . . ."
"quite a nicely baked short yarn, rather than a novel, but written a bit like a soufflé, rising in the oven but when eaten there isn’t that much substance."
“I (Heart) Art gives youngsters their own elegant and timeless pocket museum that they can visit time and time again, independently, at their own pace, and, above
“the chilling sections of the narration given from the killer’s point of view will be enough to send more than one shiver down the spine, no matter the room temperature.”
“Tursten’s writing is witty and sharp, humorous and edgy. The stories read quickly and easily . . .”
“a page-turner from the onset.”
“Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine is a happy story of friendship, perfect for circle time at preschool or one-on-one time in a parent’s or grandparent’s lap.”
"If [Madhuri Vijay] goes on like this she will enter the first rank along with Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, and half a dozen others. We will see much more of her."
“Tear It Down is a bit of a let-down. The story’s messy and implausible, . . .
“For such an unabashedly polemical first novel, The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill works surprising well, due in large measure to the unremitting intensity of Charlesworth’s wri
“A brilliant and fitting ending to a wickedly adored series.”
"Mary Walker deserves better than this. And so do young readers."
“Author David R. Gillham has taken the brave, difficult risk of turning an icon into a real teenager.”
This is not your mother’s Anne Frank.
“Schaffhausen, a science journalist with a doctorate in psychology, explores this thread with such insight and sensitivity that readers will be eager to learn what happens between Ellery an
Most alternate histories reimagine big turning points or the momentous decisions of famous people.
“Pandian paints a lovely picture of relationships throughout the book’s mystery of greed and violence.”
“It is surprising what Mailer can accomplish when he stops posing and simply writes.”
America is very accustomed to shootings, violence and the human suffering this evokes.
“Shahla Ujayli uses Joumane’s thoughts as a frame in which to tell stories that are rich in their historical perspective of the region and the people who populate it.
"Chigozie Obiama is one of many top-notch Nigerian novelists writing today."
“This fictional biography, as narrated by the subject himself, has the fascinating flavor of those infamous but sought-after 19th century dime novels.”
"a worthy read about this gorgeous and talented woman."
"a gut-wrenching suspense thriller in which both the mother and daughter's only thoughts are to endure, reunite, and make amends while taking the reader on a heartrending journey of trepida
"A Sky for Us Alone strives to be a novel of social commentary touching upon a wide variety of issues including drug abuse, economic inequality and hardship, fractured families, dome
“Old Newgate Road is a complex and introspective account of one family's plight of abuse and heartbreak that plagues each member for decades.”