“Sometimes the highway doesn’t take you all that far.”
Yaara Shehori’s novel Aquarium follows the lives of sisters Dori and Lili Ackerman, apparently deaf children being raised by deaf parents in relative poverty in a nameless country in some
“Of Women and Salt is a beautifully written novel that turns like a kaleidoscope in the light, illuminating the blurry delineation of who is an insider and who an outsider.”
“Jerkins adeptly delivers a timely message as well as a novel replete with symbolism and metaphor.”
Life is stagnant for 44-year-old Alice Holtzman.
“Sathian, who writes with great assurance and verve, wields her pen like a magnifying lens to examine the foibles of immigrants who are high achievers but somewhat insular and insecure.”
“If you have nothing to do over a nice, rainy weekend, pick up this book. You won’t put it down until Monday rolls around.”
“With such dark and treacherous secrets, the men of The Lamplighters echo the force of the seas around them.
Ilana Masad’s debut novel All My Mother’s Lovers is an in-depth exploration of family dynamics, the miscommunications and resentments that sometimes span lifetimes, and the moments of rede
“an incredibly strong debut that hits a number of sweet spots—feminist literature, dystopian/speculative fiction, and young adult literature. It’s well worth your time.”
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.”