Among the many different cultural subsets in New York City, there is a group of food elitists.
Izabella Rae Haywood, teenage heroine of What the Waves Know, has lost her words. She has not spoken in eight years, ever since her father disappeared on her sixth birthday.
“. . . outstanding on every level . . . heaven sent.”
The Hanging Garden, Patrick White’s posthumous novel, is absolutely luminous, its publication a gift.
“. . . some very fine writing indeed, . . . I want to read [it] aloud just for the joy of hearing precisely how the words have been strung together.”
“Office Girl’s target readership, like its characters, are legally adults—even though some may still be growing up.”
“. . . rich in history, steeped in family tradition, and full of emotion—a lesson in practiced elegance.”
“Self-plagiarism aside, what Skinnydipping lacks is artistry.”
“This tender, coming of age debut novel is seasoned throughout with similes and metaphors, adding spice to the characters and the description of this scenic yet secluded setting.
“Edmund White who wrote The Beautiful Room Is Empty. Edmund White who gave us A Boy’s Own Story as well. It is as if he owes it to us to always excel.
“Leigh Stein’s debut successfully captures the purgatory between childhood and becoming an adult.
“Ultimately, The Marriage Plot is very much a moral tale while at the same time being a literary romp through 80s-style sex, love, and marriage.
“Linda Urbach preserves the integrity of a classic, while adding another sparkling gem to the literary crown.”
“. . . curiosity, that powerful driver of discovery, is only as valuable as what it turns up.
“Child Wonder is an apt title; the author excels at capturing the essence of a young boy trying to navigate changing events in his life.
“. . . brilliant and gritty and urban . . . the most brutal coming of age story imaginable.”
The Kid is by far the most disturbing novel I have ever read.
“. . . a plot-driven novel conveyed in crisp, descriptive, and thought-provoking prose via an engagingly intelligent third-person narrator. . . . an auspicious debut.”
“Slated for film, Hick is a gripping, gut-wrenching story depicting the harsh realities of the life of a young, defenseless runaway.
If a typical plot structure is and then, and then, and then, Jennifer Close’s plot in Girls in White Dresses might be described as and again, and again, and again, and again.
“Camille Noe Pagán’s debut sweeps the reader up and effortlessly carries them across decades of friendship, heartache, and pain.”
Skinny, by Diana Spechler is as divine, decadent, and sumptuous as a gourmet dessert.
Bonnie Jo Campbell (a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) takes on tough subjects in her fiction, and this tale of a rebellious wilderness girl in Michigan is no ex
Primarily a World War One story, but also a coming-of-age novel and a tale about fathers and sons and brothers, Andrew Krivak’s well-researched and well-told tale, The Sojourn, is a valuab
John Grisham is famous for his two-dozen bestselling adult thrillers, including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and The Client.
Nobunny’s Perfect is a simply illustrated, 32-page picture book that teaches children about different kinds of behavior and about using good manners. Nobunny’s Perfect uses bunny chi
Cat the Cat, Who is THAT? Is a simply written story that teaches friendship to children up to five years of age.