Lynette’s alarm goes off at 3:15 a.m. She is 30 years old. She wears ten-year-old sweats and wool socks to bed. Her room’s warmth depends on a portable heater; it doesn’t work very well.
“A unique and heartfelt story that taps into an uncommon family dynamic, showcasing how love is resilient and healing, even among the broken and the brokenhearted.”
“What is made clear in this latest collection of stories is that Murakami is a master storyteller.”
“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.”
“While unpolished in places, Open Water is the work of a talented and promising young writer.”
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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
As an only child, Caroline Porter always wanted a sibling—specifically a sister, but that didn’t happen.
When a writer decides to base his novel’s plot around a middle-class Jewish kid’s coming of age adventure on Long Island in 1970, it’s not a promising sign.
“Gianrico Carofiglio’s Three O’Clock in the Morning is profound in its simple delivery.”
“How Beautiful We Were is a masterful piece of storytelling with multiple storylines . . .”
“This is a timely read for those looking to face life’s darkest truths and learn the lessons our ancestors want us to hear.”
As the world faces down a crisis of epic proportions—a pandemic not a mere epidemic—it is refreshing to lose oneself in the story of a 15-year-old girl, left largely to her own resources by her
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“an engaging, wonderfully nuanced novel . . .”
“well plotted and richly populated”
“Pick up Exit if you’d like to sample a very new way of building a crime novel with an unusual pace. It has something of Jasper Fforde in the compiled coincidences.”
A fragmentary meditation on death and decay, Of Darkness by Josefine Klougart stretches the concept of fictional narrative to its very limits. She redefines the novel in the process.
This is the latest in Akashic Books city noir series set in Africa. The 13 stories visit various locations in Accra, all of which show the poverty but hope of the people who survive there.
“This is a clever, charming, and very funny novel, and the reader who isn’t laughing out loud by the second page is surely lacking in the sense of humor department.”
“The novel’s beautiful conclusion leaves hope that families divided by culture and geography will reunite.”
“Bing West has written a novel that really captures the complexities of the Afghan War in a highly engrossing page-turner.”
Marvelous and painful, truthful and penetrating, this novel, with every page, requires the reader to sense, to live in and cherish the present moment.
Reading the boldly inventive and fast paced novel Aphasia, is like road tripping through a warm country with your smartest friend; it might be one of the best trips you are likely to take