“. . . 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.
I must begin by declaring a huge appreciation of Lorrie Moore’s writing, impatiently waiting for her to produce another book since the publication of Birds of America in 1998.
Already short-listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, Tom McCarthy’s new novel C is rightly deserving of the highest accolades, both on and off the literary podium.
Alienation, teen angst, and loneliness are the themes of this debut novel by the youngest winner of Italy’s prestigious literary award, “The Prima Strega.”