“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
“wonderfully sophisticated and beautifully conceived . . .”
“The world that Mytting brings the reader into is a lost world of simplicity and harshness and a stunning beauty where almost everything is within plain sight, and yet almost nothing can be
“The Fortunate Ones is a fathoms-deep exploration of love, loyalty, and the ties that bind, written masterfully from all angles.
Three years ago, a Border Collie puppy, more human than canine, was placed in a New York shelter with his three littermates. Feeling lonely and abandoned, he plans to be chosen by the perfect perso
“A lovely, gorgeously set, romantic story sure to charm lovers of historical fiction with its joie de vivre and savoir faire.”
“The Chanel Sisters is a well-researched historical fiction that depicts France’s Belle Epoch and post-war change.
It seems a shame when a story begins with the death of the protagonist, but it signals the book’s trajectory and creates a story that must be told, now, lest it be forgotten.
Have you ever not wanted a book to end? Were disappointed that the characters are gone from your life?
“an entrancing family story and a surprising adventure. Gregory’s female characters are, as always, clearly human, deeply thoughtful, and driven by their own desires and agency.
“Mother for Dinner is a deeply uncomfortable novel. At times, it’s funny. At others, it’s a too-accurate examination of family ties. It’s also. . . about eating human flesh . . .
“The author’s portrayal of the adolescent girl is so graceful, so intelligently sensitive, the writing so lyrical and lovely . . .”
“The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop is a captivating novel with characters and relationships to be savored, as well as ample servings of hope and inspiration.”
“this story sends a message of the bygone days, while offering laughter, insight, fear, pain, and a deep and abiding friendship.”
“Hornsby's vivid description of the Kansas bar would make Hemingway smile.”
You like this character, she’s under your skin; you want to go on this journey with her. And then she says, “I’ve decided to die.” It’s only page 27.
“the story Follett weaves grabs you from the start and holds you in its grip till the fairy tale ending.
Daughters of the Wild has an intriguing, deeply marketable premise: oppressed and repressed girls, isolated from the outside world, “tending a mysterious plant called the Vine of Heaven” i
How many who have been forced to deal with a life crisis can start over—and in a tropical setting, no less? Irene Steele’s life is turned upside down after learning
“Memorial is a deeply moving book by a young novelist with a unique voice and a strong sense of optimism.”
“. . . supremely skilled writing even though the plot goes missing in action early on.”
This is an odd duck of a book, no question about it.
It is the end of August and Norah Ramsey, a single mom is raising her 15-year-old daughter, Violet in Raleigh, North Carolina. Norah, who is estranged from her mother Polly, hopes to make a better
With everything going on in our world these days, chances are you’ve not thought much about the many difficult issues surrounding adoption.