“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
“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.
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
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.
“A convoluted story of how justice will prevail, even if it takes an extraordinarily long time to do so.”
What would you do if you were in a plane crash, but managed to survive? Being so close to death, it's only logical anyone would reassess their life.
1986. Fulgencio Ramirez, a pharmacist in a border town called La Frontera, reads the obit section every morning, waiting for a man to die so he can move in and scoop up his wife.
“Miss Iceland is a beautiful novel about artistic aspiration and friendship. The storytelling sparkles . . .”
“The Boy in the Field is a literary mystery novel. . . . Just not the kind that focuses on what happens on a patch of land, a highway, or even a country.
“There is no question that Nemerever is a gifted writer. The rich style, precise in description and filled with witty metaphor, carries one along.”
Beneficence, Meredith Hall’s first novel, appears 13 years after her prize-winning memoir Without a Map.
“deeply evocative, eminently readable . . .”
“A steady undercurrent of tension runs through The Frightened Ones as Suleima’s relationship with her inner world and the one around her are constantly on the point of fracturing.”
The story of a hero seeking to return home is one of our earliest forms of literature—the obstacles that Odysseus faced on his journey back to Ithaca are etched in our collective mind.
“a great swashbuckler and ultimately a good read.”
“The first day I ever gave a shit about soccer was September 4, 1979—the day that Mr. McMann showed up at Powell Park High.
“The Hollow Ones is definitely recommended reading for everyone with a taste for occult detective fiction . . .”
“Readers will find it as difficult to leave the characters in Remedios behind as they will find this haunting novel one they are grateful to not have missed.”
“‘Murder him. . . . I can’t see any other way out,’ counsels Abbé Pierre as he hands Yvonne the lethal drug. . . . ‘You’ll grieve. You’ll mourn.
Perhaps any novel that takes place largely in the minds of octogenarians and an arguably distraught—possibly disturbed—single mother may seem to wander over wide psychic territory.