Many people go through the empty-nest syndrome when their children leave home. Some look forward to their newfound freedom, but some become depressed.
Sixteen-year-old Brin Collins believes her life is falling apart. It all began when Delia, her mother got pregnant.
“Etter has created that rare beast: an effective, startling poetic novel. Its story is coherent and progressive; Cassie herself is intensely sympathetic.
“Orange World and Other Stories exposes the difficulties of wanting. . . . Characters long for things that have no name. They live on the edge of terror.
“Reading The History of Living Forever is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.”
“The author has taken the isolation of the Okefenokee Swamp and magnified it into a story of dread, fear, and supernatural inevitability.”
The Ghost Clause by Howard Norman is a novel about intellectuals. Or rather, it’s a novel about marriage and American village life as seen through intellectual eyes.
“In the Shadow of Spindrift House is filled with a creeping sense of dread culminating in a climax that will leave the reader with incipient sadness.”
Henry Maxwell, the main character in Stewart O’Nan’s latest novel, Henry Himself, is an expert moderator at fraught family dinners.
In The Dream Daughter, time travel, the Vietnam War, North Carolina, and the modern digital world are all backdrop for a mother’s connection with and devotion to her unborn child.
“A story of loss and heartbreak, sacrifice and compassion, The Long Flight Home is ultimately a story of hope.”
“Sweeney on the Rocks is one of the best crime books out this year. Here's hoping for a movie, or better yet, a mini-series.”
Avery Greer always thought she'd leave her coastal hometown of Littleport, Maine, but she is still there. When she was 14, her parents died in a car crash, from which her grandmother s
“A classic story of good versus evil, in which evil, though seemingly overcome, may simply lie dormant until it’s strong enough to strike from a different source.”
Baby boomers and lovers of the Massachusetts islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket can reminisce over the year of 1969 when the younger generation was feeling their oats through f
“The Daughter’s Tale is a brilliant, engrossing, immersive novel with extremely compelling characters.
“Maden has definitely made this character and his supporting cast his own in this excellent third trip through the Tom Clancy universe.”
“Kwon wraps up the mystery of Sylvie’s disappearance at the end, but the discovery of how these characters change throughout the novel may be the more important journey.”
“Labbé deliberately distorts conventional narrative forms to create a challenging but engaging text.”
“Weir’s presentation of Anna is interesting, intense, filled with myriad crises, and a fast read.”
“In West Mills powerfully pays homage to the defiant and affirming spirit of Their Eyes Were Watching God while imagining a vivid and compelling world with distinctive cha
“Like a machine gun spraying noir at you nonstop. Can you take it? Can you parse the churning prose, figure out what the hell’s going on, and keep turning the pages?
“a gorgeously written novel about race, about class, about street life and gender and the ragged ways we have chosen to define them.”
“What is most remarkable about Mostly Dead Things is that, despite the mishaps and travails of the Morton family, the novel is ultimately both highly entertaining and inspiring, as
“My Life as a Rat is a quiet, contemplative tour-de-force.”