“Garcia has created a way for these four teens to challenge the way they view themselves, each other, their community, and what they each dream for their future.”
In this historical fiction novel, the author meticulously researched the lives of Judith Leyster and Maria de Grebber, two unknown Dutch painters in the 17th century.
“William Boyd is a master of the character biography, of evoking place and time, of expressing the human condition with its longings, its fleeting moments of bliss, its crushing inequities,
For those who have been debutantes, this book will bring a knowing smile to your face; for those who have never been debutantes, it will cause a roaring guffaw to explode from your depths.
“Sparks sure knows how to ignite the romance between two characters.”
“Whoever loved who loved not at first sight?” —William Shakespeare, As You Like It.
Janet Peery’ s second novel, The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs invites the reader into a tale of familial dysfunctionality that resonates on several levels.
“From the decadence of high-society balls, to the swankiness of Belmont horse racing, murder and scandals abound.”
Fiction as nonfiction. The past master of this is the great Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard. But Thomas Mallon in this fascinating novel Landfall has also written in this way.
Diane Williams’ work represents a genuine avant-garde in American short fiction.
“A winning and wonderful novel, with a unique and distinctive storyline, there is a little bit of magic for everyone within the pages of this book.”
“this book is a welcome addition to Andrić’s works where the Balkans are revealed in measured prose and where Andri
In this sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Eddie, the amusement park mechanic appears to Annie as a guide in heaven.
The institution of marriage is not something one should enter into lightly. It's the combination of two different parties to create one unit.
This is a beautiful book that spans from the 1920s to the 1960s. It tells the story of Dara, a young woman who falls in love with another young woman called Rhodie.
In the English seaside town of Brighton, there’s an active murderer again—one whose theatrical death scene creation immediately binds together the amazing (if aging) Max Mephisto, stage magician, a
“In the beginning there was one murderer, one mule and one boy, but this isn’t the beginning . . .
“imaginative prelude to the novel that has become one of the most famous horror stories ever written”
Shell is set in the Australia of the mid-1960s, the Vietnam war era, the time the revolutionary Sydney Opera House was under construction in Sydney harbor.
“This just may be the perfect book for our times, when acknowledgement of common ground and empathy are sorely needed.”
This novel commences with a man veering off the road and crashing after realizing he made a terrible mistake.
The release of a new novel by multiple award-winning author Barbara Kingsolver is such an important event on the publishing calendar it’s enough to set booksellers’ pulses racing and book clubs all
“a slow and detailed portrait of human relationships. . . .
As we approach adulthood, we convince ourselves that the mental scripts that have defined us for nearly our entire lives can be discarded. Or altered. Or at least minimized.
“Kudos to Kate Morton for spinning such a tale.”
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor is a journey into the past . . . and then again, further into the past.