How many people do not live with some regret or the desire to have done things differently? It is 1995, and 15-year-old Maggie Dawes believes she lives in the shadow of her older sister, Morgan, wh
“Beard’s writing brings the premise of each chapter to life, allowing the reader to become the protagonist of the moment, experiencing the situation in which she finds herself.”
“Strout, once again, demonstrates that she certainly knows human nature.”
Once Upon a Wardrobe tells the story of the inspirational threads author C. S. Lewis wove together in his 1950 fantasy novel for children, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
“There’s a rawness to [the story], and a realness to the writing, that makes Miriam Toews a master of the novel. Every book of hers is magic.
“A vigorous road novel teeming with wild hairpin turns and irresistible, enduring characters . . .”
“Jo Hamya’s highly impressive, smart, and sophisticated debut novel Three Rooms is a contemporary response to Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own.”
“A tour de force about failure and success, connection and isolation, about how we shape our lives by the stories we tell about them, and, ultimately, how stories redeem us.”
“romantic novels exist not just to sustain a fantasy, but also to help people learn how to love and celebrate it.”
“The plot barrels along at an intense pace, straight into . . . a shocking cliffhanger of an ending.
“eminently readable, and its emotional effects linger beyond the last page.”
“Sally Rooney doesn’t repeat herself. Rather, she is a pentimento artist, building a familiar world in a way that makes it feel boldly new.”
“A novel that is disturbing as well as heartwrenching with its look at the possible fate of mankind.”
“a stunning tour-de-force . . . that will surely set a new benchmark for graphic novels and what they can achieve in a literary context.”
“this compulsively readable novel of historical fiction is about three courageous women trying to triumph over the forces of history and forced to make life-altering choices.”
“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.”
“one tightly connected braid of liberty/imprisonment in forms that are political, physical, societal, emotional, and psychological.
“Muñoz Molina writes in the first person about his own life.
Life is full of contradictions and paradoxes, and the course on which one sets out almost always leads to an unintended destination, lessons that are on full display in Joshua Henkin’s new novel
“The Killing Hills probes the darkness in both land and families, along with the limits of forgiveness. It’s not just a fine and unforgettable crime novel.
“The Ocean in Winter is a compelling, well-written debut . . .”
“Animals is not light reading, but the writing is strong and the characters and story believable.”
“beautifully written. Thomson is a master of description, often erotic description.”