We’re far enough into the limbo stage of the Covid-19 pandemic (it’s over, it’s not over, it’s over, it’s not over) to have started welcoming the first wave of pandemic-inspired literature, such as
“Holding Her Breath is a generational story written in descriptive language with steady pacing. . . .
“In The Town of Babylon, Alejandro Varela, whose educational background is in public health, combines a social scientist’s powers of observation and analysis with a master writer’s
"I saw the two of them leave the party. I could think of no appropriate reason for them to sneak off together, but I told myself it was none of my business."
“soars on the strength of language and passion for the ideas [the author] works hard to depict here, so that if you loved The Sympathizer, and you don’t mind the insistent history
“Be prepared to be welcomed by the loving, lively, and amusing Hurlihy family in Must Love Dogs: Lucky Enough, as with previous novels in
“a kind of master class in voice . . . the world of literature is much richer now that Longing and Other Stories is available for English readers.”
“The nuances of human behavior are on display, and we can all see something of ourselves and our own mistakes.”
Gary Shteyngart’s latest novel, Our Country Friends, is billed as “The Big Chill meets Chekhov.” Whether this potential mash-up intrigues you depends on your love of ’80s movies a
In the follow-up to their 2019 book I’m Not Dying with You Tonight, Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal bring us two teenage best friends, both on the competitive cheer squad.
It is interesting to note how many works of generic gay fiction (mysteries, romance), which one would think would be a male province, are written by women under male pen names (eg.
“Murphy’s warm and funny Cindy would make Cinderella proud.”
“There’s no magical realism in this debut novel set in multicultural London, but nevertheless a kind of magic propels this love letter to books and libraries.”
“Helen Oyeyemi’s craft improves with each successive novel.
“Cowboy Graves lacks the wild ambition and gravity of Bolaño’s best work, but it’s still a tasty summation of his talents.”
What would you do if feeling unwell your doctor reported, "I'm sorry to have to tell you this, Jennifer, but you have a primary glioblastoma in your brain."?
“a landmark in South African crime fiction.”
Life is stagnant for 44-year-old Alice Holtzman.
“What a pleasure it is! Page after page features passages that beg to be read again, with wonderfully inventive visuals along the way. . . .
“Readers eagerly await more from a writer whose finger is on the pulse of the 21st century.
“Dalton has created a page-turning thriller with undertones of contemporaneous, serious, societal, and academic issues.”
“recommended for readers who prize beautiful prose and story moments that linger.”
In this latest novel by Chang-rae Lee, author of the riveting and sublime A Native Speaker and A Gesture Life, we see Tiller, a slacker-millennial, a college student who has moved
Following her 2011 debut collection, This Is Not Your City, and her 2019 novel, The Vexations, Caitlin Horrocks returns with a stellar second story collection, Life Among the
Peter Ibbetz is an old man with old memories, and they haunt his dreams with increasing clarity and repetition.