“Chasing the North Star is an epic journey, vividly detailed, acutely satisfying, and ultimately hopeful.”
Kaitlyn Greenidge’s debut about family, race, and eugenics is a haunting coming-of-age novel.
Set in the late 80s, Jed has escaped Chicago and the beginning of the AIDS crisis to return to where he experienced a hedonist paradise during his college days.
This novel is as finely tuned as the best banjo played by 19-year-old runaway slave Henry Sims.
It’s not every day you get a PI book sent to you for reviewing written by an actual authentic-to-the-bone private investigator, so I was really intrigued and looking forward to reading this debut n
“perfect for young children just learning America’s history, long-time history buffs, and readers who love a stroll down memory lane . . .”
"Balm is a powerful tale of individual loves, longings, and losses . . ."
“. . . deserves to be read in its enchanting entirety before the inevitable movie deal comes to pass.”
“Edward Kelsey Moore knows how to write a terrific, complex, believable, and always intriguing story.”
“There’s no need to tell an abbreviation of Walter Mosley’s story here. If the reader wants a complicated and well-told mystery, it’s here.
“. . . brilliant and gritty and urban . . . the most brutal coming of age story imaginable.”
The Kid is by far the most disturbing novel I have ever read.
“Makeda is beyond ambitious and imaginative and, at times challenging, but it is also well written and powerful, with an ending that is equal parts tragic and romantic in nature.
“If the reader has never had the pleasure of experiencing Jamaica or its people before reading The Goat Woman of Largo Bay, s/he will be captivated by a cast of characters as inter
How to Read the Air finds Dinaw Mengestu building on many of the themes that made his debut novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, both a delight and a sorrow to read.