“The time of someone’s death doesn’t exist until Sapere Aude calculates it, forcing the waveform to collapse. ‘You do the math, and it makes the math come true.’”
“fun, entertaining, and hard to put down, a twisty whodunit with a satisfying conclusion.”
Chloe Sevre is a psychopath.
“The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois is a serious novel, a terrible but ultimately uplifting saga . . .”
“a work of singular creativity.”
“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.”
“All the Water I’ve Seen Is Running is a worthy addition to the group of fine recent novels about gay men of color looking for their own sense of racial and ethnic identity as well
“This fresh comic thriller is entertaining from start to finish. Raina’s bright voice shines through thanks to his narrator’s unique viewpoint and perceptive observations.”
“The Ocean in Winter is a compelling, well-written debut . . .”
“Matthew Clark Davison’s Doubting Thomas is an absorbing story of a gay man who finally learns to love.”
“The Chosen and the Beautiful offers up a lush glimpse of decadence and corruption, interrogating America’s dark history through the eyes of a narrator it is impossible to forget.”
“In a tumultuous time of instability and uncertainty, Nathan Harris brings to the foreground humanity’s aptitude for survival, compassion, and goodwill even in their darkest hour.”
“For the reader who expects an exciting spy thriller, this book does not deliver. The plot is less exciting, but Starford’s premise holds water.”
“it is in the quietest moments that this novel finds its greatest strengths.”
What would happen if the first manned (and womanned) mission to Mars was chosen through a Survivor-style competition and the mission itself was a reality show?
“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.