An undercurrent of tension wafts off the pages of this book from the start. It's subtle, but it's there. Readers know right away something is going to happen. Something bad.
How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House is the type of novel you finish and then return to Chapter One to begin again.
“Burnt Sugar explores security and permanence, the lengths to which people go in search of what they were denied as children.”
“wonderfully sophisticated and beautifully conceived . . .”
A Crooked Tree is a sonorous ode to youth with all its innocence, angst, disillusionment, and unfiltered honesty.
It’s 2008, Barack Obama has been elected president. Ruth Tuttle and her husband Xavier are excited about what lies ahead for them.
“With its hint of the occult and a powerful storyline, The Witch Hunter is a thoroughly chilling thriller making a solid entry as a first novel in a new series.”
White Ivy is a suspenseful novel with a protagonist who is intentionally portrayed as an anti-heroine.
“With the tone and style of an old-fashioned murder noir, written from the female point of view, Fortune Favors the Dead is the beginning of a stellar period piece in a hard-boiled
“Osman has done an outstanding job of bringing his characters to life and making them as individual as if they were real.”
“a chilling story of identity and what happens when a person’s self-reality is voluntarily submerged with another’s.”
“Hornsby's vivid description of the Kansas bar would make Hemingway smile.”
You like this character, she’s under your skin; you want to go on this journey with her. And then she says, “I’ve decided to die.” It’s only page 27.
“Everything is groovy by virtue of being me.”
“Like the strongest authors in this genre, Selfon bares the effects of death on each of us.
“There is no question that Nemerever is a gifted writer. The rich style, precise in description and filled with witty metaphor, carries one along.”
“Winter Counts is a notable debut by an author who clearly has many important and insightful things to say about life on the reservation.”
“Edie just wants to be herself, but trapped somewhere between the luster of her skin and her own lust for rough sex and only half-requited love, she never seems to figure out exactly who th
The literary rumor mill portrays Naoise Dolan as the new Sally Rooney, and that suggestion alone might push a writer onto the bestseller list these days.
“Brian Castleberry, . . . has done a masterful job of weaving his complex pattern with a momentum that never flags.
“If Carlos Manuel Alvarez’s debut novel The Fallen is any indicator, he is a Cuban writer to watch.”
“Boys of Alabama is a beautiful book that carries the reader along on a tide of rich, eloquent language.”
“Allott delivers her intricate and suspenseful story with the voice of a literary writer.
Forty stories in 160 pages. Short: some one page, a couple, four to five pages. Short: but with a bang. Short: You will read in a flash and say, “What was that?”