Contemporary

Author(s):
Reviewed by: 

After reading this book, you’ll want to tape over the camera eye on all of your devices and go back to paying for things in cash and communicating on paper.

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

They say you can never go home again, and after being away for a long period of time, it can be frightening to go back. This is what Teddi Lerner is facing.

Reviewed by: 

Well known and adored by millions of readers worldwide, Chilean-American author, Isabel Allende with her 21st novel In the Midst of Winter will please multitudes of her fans and also leave

Reviewed by: 

“the most frightening book to be published this year . . . Lizzie Borden . . . reminds one that the scariest monster is always a human one.”

Reviewed by: 

“Sacrificed places Chanette Paul among the classiest thriller writers of our day.”

Reviewed by: 

“Paris in the Present Tense deserves to be read and devoured. It is nearly a perfect contemporary novel.”

Reviewed by: 

“Something happened here that summer. Something Louise blamed my mom for.”

Reviewed by: 

Cole is a high school boy, which means Cole thinks about sex—a lot.

Reviewed by: 

“This novel is one the reader will finish with a sigh, and then set his sights on the nearest bookshop in hopes of finding his own happily ever after.”

Reviewed by: 

“Read The Quiet Child for the absorbing story, strong characterizations, and entertaining writing.”

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

“A cautionary tale of mining life for one’s art. And of giving one’s fantasies too much free rein.”

Reviewed by: 

Novelists are not immune to what’s going on around them and clearly author Brian Platzer, who lives in the largely black and gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, has drawn on hi

Reviewed by: 

“Erotic Stories of Punjabi Widows is a masterpiece.”

Reviewed by: 

Every family member shares some of the same personality traits, as is with the four generations of Whitakers.

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

“Another tale by Womack that can’t be put down. Superb storytelling. Rounded characters. Stakes worth killing—or dying—for. This is summer reading for every season.”

Reviewed by: 

Eliza and Adam Stanley are parents to two precocious twin sons, Max and Luke.

Reviewed by: 

“In a world of insanity, a world of nightmare, it is often impossible to distinguish love from hate.”

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

“We are only charged with loving people. The rest is not our responsibility.

Reviewed by: 

a very funny, poignant novel about a strong-willed girl and the even stronger, decidedly colorful mother who loves her.”

Reviewed by: 

College campuses are in the news for various reasons these days, student rights and racism on the top of that list.

Reviewed by: 

 "If nothing else, The Fall of Lisa Bellow is a great character study of someone trying to survive growing up."

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

Emily Robbins has written a lyrical story about love in nearly all of its manifestations.

Reviewed by: 

Michael Tolkin is a great writer, and his grasp of satire is excellent. He is known for The Player and his scathing send ups of Hollywood culture.

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

In Melanie Wallace’s third novel, her first in hardback by a major publisher, Olive Kitteridge meets Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, both interpreted by Alice Munro.

Reviewed by: 

The setting for this debut novel by Lindsey Lee Johnson is a high school in the over-privileged enclave of Mill Valley, California.

Pages