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.
“Louisiana’s Way Home is one of those books that touches your heart. . . . Brilliant!”
People talk a lot about “voice” when discussing fiction. In this book, voice comes at you loud and strong from the moment you open the cover.
The Ensemble is a novel played to music. It’s the story of four musicians who at college decide to form a string quartet.
“The Incendiaries marks the genesis of a dazzling career and showcases a writer who pushes herself courageously into the dark.”
Immigrant, Montana is a maze of memory and homeland.
Four old schoolmates, Art, Fabio, Tony, and Mauro have a pact: to meet up every year in the small town in Southern Italy.
“a delightful fantasy about the woman who became one of the United Kingdom’s most famous monarchs”
“Ondaatje has spun a dazzling tale that lingers long after the book is closed.”
A new novel by Julian Barnes is exciting.
Jefferson James raised his daughter Jillian when her mother took off after her birth. Throughout Jillian's life, she learned nothing about her mom, and her dad was close-mouthed about his past.
“an amazing historical novel, revealing the horrors of WWI through the letters exchanged by Tom and Evie.”
Fiona Mozley's lushly written, yet perfectly understated debut novel, Elmet, opens with a young boy on the run.
“Continuity for parents, pleasure for kids, totally satisfies . . .”
“For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian is a hidden gem in European literature, shining a light on what happened in Romania between the wars.”
The Burning Girl by Claire Messud relates the story of a close childhood friendship between Julia and Cassie that collapses by middle school as the girls grow apart and Cassie becomes trou
Cole is a high school boy, which means Cole thinks about sex—a lot.
After two novels in French Camille Bordas’ first novel in English is a bittersweet gem with wise, witty, and charming appeal.
". . . the perfect summer read."
Mrs. Fletcher enjoys getting off with the help of online porn. It’s a revelation—especially to her!
“an adventure with family, love, and destiny at its core, and an authentic and unique triumph of skill and imagination.”
“an enjoyable feast of nostalgia coupled with the poignant joi de vivre of the teenaged male.”
When Pete Townsend coined the phrase “teenage wasteland” to describe suburban adolescent life he was probably not referring to such wastelands in an actual geographic desert, but that is what the s
“Buchanan writes with a sharp and original artist’s eye of her own.”
It is 1969 and 16-year-old Lucy Gold has never been a motivated student.
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