“a rambling, innovative, cerebral, and wildly entertaining ‘trippy’ journey that drives home essential questions while providing none of the answers . . .”
“a most unique interpretation of an age-old and beloved fairy tale”
“Tense and dramatic . . . amusing and uplifting. This is a superb, timeless book.”
Twenty years ago, Hope, 14, and her sister Eden, 16, were kidnapped. They barely made it out alive and now their kidnapper, Larry, is up for parole. The sisters might be called upon to testify.
Jacinda Bourne and her two sisters supported themselves and to some extent their amiable but financially reckless Uncle Ernest, as partners in the Bourne Matrimonial Agency.
Four old schoolmates, Art, Fabio, Tony, and Mauro have a pact: to meet up every year in the small town in Southern Italy.
Though listed as a mystery, The Shades by Evgenia Citkowitz is a challenging novel to classify.
A suspicious death, two families from the opposite ends of the economic spectrum, each with secrets to keep, and a love story entice the reader to keep turning the pages no matter how late it gets,
“as satisfying as a plate of General Tso’s chicken after a night of drinking.”
Ever walked into a forest? Evocations of enchantment, majesty, beauty, and even fear are all around. The stuff of fairytales.
Authors don't stop writing when they get old.
“An outstanding novel that is riveting and unforgettable, gut-wrenching and evocative.”
Upstate is a quiet, slightly boring, beautiful piece of writing, a bit like the image conveyed by its title, a rural retreat far from the lights and bustle of New York City.
Caleb Johnson’s debut, Treeborne, is a story about a family living in Elberta, Alabama, where a parcel of land, 700 acres in total, arouses deep emotions as it’s about to be flooded over w
Raney Moore is no slacker. The morning after discovering that her seemingly wonderful husband Aaron has had an affair, she unleashes the hounds of hell on him.
Patrick “Pack” Walsh may not know exactly where he’s going in life, but he’s happy where he is. He’s got a girlfriend who gets him. His single dad is his best friend.
Martha Weisberg lives a carefully crafted existence. Her days run together one like another and she finds this predictability comforting.
“the tale of a man who’s offered what many of us say we’d like to have: a chance to do it over again, and again, and again . . .”
“a delightful fantasy about the woman who became one of the United Kingdom’s most famous monarchs”
Shadow Child is a detective story set in 1960s Manhattan, and also a historical saga of a Japanese-American woman during World War II, and also a tale of teen rivalry, which shifts from pa
“Ondaatje has spun a dazzling tale that lingers long after the book is closed.”
John Cyrus Bellman—widower, farmer, and father to a ten-year-old daughter—seems to surprise even himself one day when he decides to leave everything behind to head west in search of “a creature ent
For roughly three years, between ages 37 and 40, the unnamed narrator of Motherhood—a Canadian writer living with her long-term boyfriend, Miles, a criminal defense lawyer—debates whether
A new novel by Julian Barnes is exciting.
In The Driest Season, it is 1943, a war is being fought, a drought is threatening middle America’s farmland, and death visits unexpectedly.