Marvelous and painful, truthful and penetrating, this novel, with every page, requires the reader to sense, to live in and cherish the present moment.
“The world that Mytting brings the reader into is a lost world of simplicity and harshness and a stunning beauty where almost everything is within plain sight, and yet almost nothing can be
“The Fortunate Ones is a fathoms-deep exploration of love, loyalty, and the ties that bind, written masterfully from all angles.
“The Chanel Sisters is a well-researched historical fiction that depicts France’s Belle Epoch and post-war change.
“A lovely, gorgeously set, romantic story sure to charm lovers of historical fiction with its joie de vivre and savoir faire.”
Have you ever not wanted a book to end? Were disappointed that the characters are gone from your life?
“an entrancing family story and a surprising adventure. Gregory’s female characters are, as always, clearly human, deeply thoughtful, and driven by their own desires and agency.
“Mother for Dinner is a deeply uncomfortable novel. At times, it’s funny. At others, it’s a too-accurate examination of family ties. It’s also. . . about eating human flesh . . .
“this story sends a message of the bygone days, while offering laughter, insight, fear, pain, and a deep and abiding friendship.”
You like this character, she’s under your skin; you want to go on this journey with her. And then she says, “I’ve decided to die.” It’s only page 27.
“. . . supremely skilled writing even though the plot goes missing in action early on.”
This is an odd duck of a book, no question about it.
With everything going on in our world these days, chances are you’ve not thought much about the many difficult issues surrounding adoption.
What would you do if you were in a plane crash, but managed to survive? Being so close to death, it's only logical anyone would reassess their life.
“The Boy in the Field is a literary mystery novel. . . . Just not the kind that focuses on what happens on a patch of land, a highway, or even a country.
Beneficence, Meredith Hall’s first novel, appears 13 years after her prize-winning memoir Without a Map.
“deeply evocative, eminently readable . . .”
“a great swashbuckler and ultimately a good read.”
“‘Murder him. . . . I can’t see any other way out,’ counsels Abbé Pierre as he hands Yvonne the lethal drug. . . . ‘You’ll grieve. You’ll mourn.
Perhaps any novel that takes place largely in the minds of octogenarians and an arguably distraught—possibly disturbed—single mother may seem to wander over wide psychic territory.
“a haunting portrait of a nation slowly collapsing . . .”
Willa and Harper Lakey are as close as two sisters could be, even considering their dissimilar personalities.
“For a perfect summer read, look no further. You’re not likely to find more beautiful, more distinctive prose anywhere.”
“Connie Schultz has a reputation for writing about everyday people and their lives.
“A riveting, inventive, quietly disconcerting page-turner.”
It is the summer of 1993 and 23-year-old Mallory Blessing is desperate to get away from her Baltimore childhood home.