Debut

Reviewed by: 

“A very different, very deceptive but very entertaining Gothic tale.”

Reviewed by: 

“Officials forcibly remove her to the New York School for Girls where she is essentially imprisoned and turned into an indentured servant.

Reviewed by: 

“Jiaming Tang’s first novel is a beautiful meditation on love, loss, and the haunting power of the past.”

Reviewed by: 

“And I didn’t ask any questions,” the narrator of Nicola Solvinic’s debut mystery-thriller The Hunter’s Daughter, says in her first-person account of what it’s like having been raised by a

Reviewed by: 

“Deep in characterization and entertaining in its narrative, this book makes a very philosophical point about how well we are aware of those we consider ourselves close to . .

Reviewed by: 

After Sappho is labeled as a novel although most of the characters presented actually existed and the words and actions ascribed to them are translated, paraphrased, quoted with minor alte

Reviewed by: 

“portrays a woman of great intellect, beauty, and ability to read others, whose desire for power forms not for her own glory but to challenge a system that threatens her son’s life.”

Reviewed by: 

“[The] concept of past and present ‘bridging’ together, is unveiled in a page-turning romp—a discovery of love, place, and meaning.”

Reviewed by: 

“If you want plot, read James Patterson. If you want to think, this is the book for you.”

Reviewed by: 

“A dark read, Twenty-Seven Minutes succeeds in its dreariness in a satisfying way.”

Reviewed by: 

Theodora “Teddy” Angstrom, a high school teacher dealing with the mysterious vanishing of her sister, Angie, ten years ago, is dealt another blow when her father drives his car off of a bridge on t

Reviewed by: 

“This is Ashley Elston’s debut adult novel and it’s a real page turner, so good you hate to turn the last page.”

Reviewed by: 

“Amanda Peters writes with beautiful simplicity. What a joy to read fiction that isn’t cluttered with unnecessary twists and turns and verbiage.”

Reviewed by: 

“A wonderful and entertaining paranormal romance that begs for a sequel.”

Reviewed by: 

“C.K. Chau’s Good Fortune relocates Pride and Prejudice to New York’s Chinatown, reformulating the narrative as a tale of crazy rich Asians.”

Reviewed by: 

“it is the combination of the Western novel and Eastern fable that allows the reader to become totally enthralled. . . . ravishingly written.”

Reviewed by: 

Alice McDermott’s first novel, A Bigamist’s Daughter, was published in 1982, when the Village Voice praised it for avoiding the fantasy that “growth is everyone’s birthright, and

Reviewed by: 

“At the age of 27, author Jinwoo Chong is already a major literary talent.”

Reviewed by: 

The Rooftop Garden adroitly weaves the themes of friendship, responsibility, and climate change into an unlikely thriller.”

Reviewed by: 

“a compelling, unique read.”

From the first paragraph, this debut novel grabs the reader with its voice as well as its dramatic plot setup:

Reviewed by: 

Debut novels are often overlooked by avid readers because of the wealth of works by well-known authors. This one should not be.

Reviewed by: 

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:

Reviewed by: 

“Like in the best comedy, Goddard disguises some of our deepest and hardest truths in jokes that make us both laugh and then . . .

Reviewed by: 

“The significance of the dreams and the meaningful role they play in the plot is well done as is the blending of Cree mythology. . . . .

Reviewed by: 

a poignant tale that doesn’t shy from sharp edges, a universal story both timeless and timely.”

Pages