"quite a nicely baked short yarn, rather than a novel, but written a bit like a soufflé, rising in the oven but when eaten there isn’t that much substance."
"If [Madhuri Vijay] goes on like this she will enter the first rank along with Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, and half a dozen others. We will see much more of her."
“For such an unabashedly polemical first novel, The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill works surprising well, due in large measure to the unremitting intensity of Charlesworth’s wri
“Author David R. Gillham has taken the brave, difficult risk of turning an icon into a real teenager.”
This is not your mother’s Anne Frank.
“Shahla Ujayli uses Joumane’s thoughts as a frame in which to tell stories that are rich in their historical perspective of the region and the people who populate it.
"Chigozie Obiama is one of many top-notch Nigerian novelists writing today."
“This fictional biography, as narrated by the subject himself, has the fascinating flavor of those infamous but sought-after 19th century dime novels.”
“Old Newgate Road is a complex and introspective account of one family's plight of abuse and heartbreak that plagues each member for decades.”
“Come with Me is almost a phenomenal book.”
"A Sky for Us Alone strives to be a novel of social commentary touching upon a wide variety of issues including drug abuse, economic inequality and hardship, fractured families, dome
“Moving On goes on and on, but you'll keep reading just the same.”
“far-reaching, ambitious, and urgently queer. . . . it contains magnificent work worth diving into, even at the risk of drowning or being devoured.”
“One part coming of age tale, one part contemporary magic school, and a sizable part dark reality, Vita Nostra is a beautiful, aching, nearly debilitating fantasy that bruises, and
“The power of this well-written novel grows as the story moves forward both historically and fictionally.
“Noonan's complex novel grips the reader with fully textured characters and page turning suspense. A heartwrenching book you won't soon forget.”
“Uneven as it is, Family Trust need not be compared to Crazy Rich Asians in order to find an audience.
“As always, Harrison’s plotting is tight, her pacing compelling, and her attack on the morality of the Mormon Church sharp-clawed yet heartbreaking.”
“Like The Thirteenth Tale, Once Upon a River is very much a story about the spellbinding power of storytelling, and the stories troubled people tell themselves and each other to ma
“This young adult fantasy is dark and deftly drawn, an intriguing blend of The Hunger Games and a Japanese Cinderella story turned inside out.”
“Winter Loon, a debut novel, is both emotional and skillfully written.
“the story is one of love, trust, and risk—all three of which must be found in order to make life work in all its messiness.
“The Court Dancer is a meditation on the social changes that force people to confront the double-edged swords of tradition and modernism.”
“a love song, not to certainty, but to possibility. Philosophical and thought-provoking, Extinctions will remain with you long after the last page.”
“echoes of Cormac McCarthy’s eerie, early Appalachian writing.”
“Rule masterfully navigates a series of difficult storytelling forms and tropes to emerge as a cohesive, compelling, and fast-paced fantasy adventure.”