“This is a rare coming-of-age story so richly told and wholly captivating that Czapnik may in time find herself held up and used as the example of what fine literary writing is all about.”
“Sycamore seems to be forcing the reader to look at social injustices in a way that makes us realize the world is unfair.”
"Chigozie Obiama is one of many top-notch Nigerian novelists writing today."
“Noonan's complex novel grips the reader with fully textured characters and page turning suspense. A heartwrenching book you won't soon forget.”
“Winter Loon, a debut novel, is both emotional and skillfully written.
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!”
A subtle book, a gently disturbing book longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize.
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!