In the summer of 1981 came the New York Times’ article about “Forty-one homosexuals turning up in emergency rooms with a spectrum of mysterious and lethal symptoms.” Forty years later ther
“Salih has the potential to be a good writer.
“a landmark in South African crime fiction.”
“Sathian, who writes with great assurance and verve, wields her pen like a magnifying lens to examine the foibles of immigrants who are high achievers but somewhat insular and insecure.”
When a writer decides to base his novel’s plot around a middle-class Jewish kid’s coming of age adventure on Long Island in 1970, it’s not a promising sign.
“Gianrico Carofiglio’s Three O’Clock in the Morning is profound in its simple delivery.”
As the world faces down a crisis of epic proportions—a pandemic not a mere epidemic—it is refreshing to lose oneself in the story of a 15-year-old girl, left largely to her own resources by her
“Pick up Exit if you’d like to sample a very new way of building a crime novel with an unusual pace. It has something of Jasper Fforde in the compiled coincidences.”
“The novel’s beautiful conclusion leaves hope that families divided by culture and geography will reunite.”
“wonderfully sophisticated and beautifully conceived . . .”
“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.
“The author’s portrayal of the adolescent girl is so graceful, so intelligently sensitive, the writing so lyrical and lovely . . .”
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.”
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
“There is no question that Nemerever is a gifted writer. The rich style, precise in description and filled with witty metaphor, carries one along.”
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.
“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.
This wrenching, engrossing, and sometimes windy novel arrives on our shores firmly rooted in the Elena Ferrante tradition: a portrayal of an area in the south of Italy (Puglia in this case) that fo
The Gordons of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, spend every summer at the century-old saltbox passed down from Ed Gordon's grandparents.
“Boys of Alabama is a beautiful book that carries the reader along on a tide of rich, eloquent language.”
“Young Once is an elegant noir written by a master prose stylist.”
“an engaging and fast-moving ride in the company of memorable characters, both good and bad, across a troubling social, cultural, historical and still timely landscape.”