“After Sappho is a women’s text in that it is non-linear, non-hierarchical, multi-voiced, innovative, and highly creative and original.”
“this debut is a page-turner that will keep the reader . . . glued . . .”
“With its language and momentum, the book propels a reader to the last page.”
“Abbas has drawn a rich and believable cast of characters, and we feel sympathy and involvement with them all.”
“The stories of two families—one Hindu, the other Muslim—are interwoven in Aanchal Malhotra’s lush debut novel, which spans almost a century . . . "
“the brilliance of Gunty’s writing and thinking expressed so originally and stunningly will keep most people turning every page in this novel of wild imagination, wisdom, and originality.”
“Noir land is always smoke and mirrors, and for those who like entering that world, be assured that Murphy is already at work on his next book.”
“Butcher manages to create relatable, believable characters with real flaws, real needs and wants, fleshing them out with tongue-in-cheek humor.”
“A good gift for readers over a wide spectrum, especially those who like their exploration laced with a hint of mystique, mystery, and the mystic in a tropical locale.”
Plot points abound at the beginning of Hays’ Pesticide: rioters attack police in central Bern, resulting in a murder; police officer Giuliana Linder deals with accidental homicide while re
Far from the marshland where her family grew up and that claimed her father’s life, Loni Mae Murrow has found a quiet niche where she creates intricate life-like drawings of birds for the Smithsoni
This novel is an insightful tale of an unnamed young woman venturing into the field of medicine.
“readers are treated to a solid police procedural set in a town rarely represented in the mystery genre but well worthy of a close read.”
“lyrical beauty of Manfredi’s prose . . . at its heart, The Empire of Dirt is a rich puzzle impossible to resist.”
“This is a very funny, easy to read novel that has an edge thanks to its main character’s charade.”
“It would not be surprising in the least, and very much welcome, if The Bruising of Qilwa were to eventually grow into a full-length novel.”
It is 1945 and sisters Lillian and Eleanor Kaufman live in New York City. Lillian is older than Eleanor, her identical twin by seven minutes, and the two are as different as day and night.
In January 1940, 16-year-old Lucie and her mother, Yvonne, leave Australia after their home is destroyed by a fire where Lucie's father has perished.
Historical fiction that features real people can be problematic.
Hawk Mountain, the debut novel by Connor Habib, is a story of deception and manipulation involving people who exist in isolation and struggle to control repressed desires that often find e
“Greenland is another fine contribution to a growing canon of Black queer fiction.”
There are summer beach reads and then there are summer European beach reads.
“It should be noted that Murphy constructed this story in the first person for the three major characters—a point of view that can be difficult to follow.
“Holding Her Breath is a generational story written in descriptive language with steady pacing. . . .
“First published in Sweden in 2020, the novel is eerily prescient in its depiction of Russian duplicity and ruthlessness. It even has a nasty thing or two to say about Vladimir Putin . .