“a compelling, unique read.”
From the first paragraph, this debut novel grabs the reader with its voice as well as its dramatic plot setup:
“Kincaid provides some good clues and foreshadowing with books, journals, handwriting, and broken hearts whose purpose becomes clear at the book’s end.”
Debut novels are often overlooked by avid readers because of the wealth of works by well-known authors. This one should not be.
The setting in Yorkshire, in the town of Saltaire, provides a perfect location for murder—actually, several deaths.
“The White Lady is a perfect fit for lovers of historical mysteries featuring intrepid, resourceful women who emerge as equal to their male colleagues and sometimes are more courag
It is 1963, and Beatrix Thompson is reminiscing about the past few decades of her life, particularly when she spent time in America.
A fortysomething, midlist novelist sees her husband off to work one morning. By evening, he is in a coma; a few days later, he is dead, leaving her with two young sons.
“so layered and deft—and, ultimately, engaging—this book seems certain to advance Catton’s already considerable reputation as a major literary talent.”
“Move over David Baldacci, a new thriller author is in town.”
“Based on actual occurrences during World War II, this is sure to open the eyes of those skeptics who had questions about the pain and tragedy so many suffered, all to protect their progeny
This is not only the story of Amrit Kaur, a princess of Colonial-era India, but even more, it’s the story of author Livia Manera Sambuy’s wide-ranging efforts to learn about Amrit.
"Young readers will laugh at Square even as they cheer him on."
“‘Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives—or to find strength in a very long one.’”
“In another droll addition to their Shapes Trilogy, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen give us the story of Triangle.”
“In 48 Clues into the Disappearance of My Sister, Oates has added another disturbing character to her bountiful cast of strange people and devised another chilling work . .
Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Dance Tree tells more than it shows.
“Written in a literary style, with a combination of Southern Gothic, domestic suspense, and a good old fashioned whodunnit . . .”
"thoughtful . . . simply wonderful writing."
Jane Yolen won hearts with Owl Moon, published in 1987. Since then she has written hundreds of books, including the bestselling rhyming picture book series How do Dinosaurs .
“an invitation to the world of books: words on a page, pages in a book, and books on a shelf in a library waiting to be discovered, picked up, and read.”
“Reporter solves murder” is a reliable trope for movies, mysteries, and television. But trust me: It’s tougher than it looks on the screen or the page. In real life it rarely happens.
“The title Independence refers not only to the Indian freedom struggle but to women’s struggle for freedom.”
“Melinda Moustakis’ arrestingly vivid and richly realized new novel Homestead depicts the interior lives of two Alaskan homesteaders in the 1950s so convincingly that it often read
Given that this novel is about a cooking competition on TV, there’s no surprise that it’s composed of mixed ingredients.
Let’s see . . . we have tropes borrowed from:
“Fans of psychological thrillers and new twists on locked-room mysteries won’t be disappointed.”