“eminently readable and emotionally intense.”
We are all actors in the comedy and drama of our own lives, caught in a story inherited from family, redrawn by fate, and reconstructed by us as we look dizzily backward.
“a family saga with several twists and turns . . .”
“Weather is a well-crafted, profound, unsettling, and deeply resonant work.”
"Rice, the author of more than 30 books, is a master at writing descriptions and portraying story settings, a skill other writers admire and strive to acquire."
“In the jaunty, acerbic Interior Chinatown, Charles Yu confronts the clichés that assail Asian men by going metaphorical, conflating their plight with the quintessential American d
“This is not a fast read, nor is it a satisfying ending to a confusing story.
“If the reader is willing to delve below the surface, there is something to see in Kevin Wilson’s latest novel.”
“The Majesties, although it rolls out easily, troubles deeply, haunting and even chilling its reader well beyond the final page.”
“A Beginning at the End is a heartfelt family drama . . .”
“Topics of Conversation is a smart, well-articulated and -designed novel.
“As literature, American Dirt is modern realism at its finest: a tale of moral challenge in the spirit Theodore Dreiser wrapped inside a big-hearted social epic lik
“Told with the voice of a literary master at the top of her craft, the pace may be too slow for thriller readers, but for those who love a strong literary voice in their genre fiction or th
“Aoife’s poignant and endearing story will linger long after the final pages. This family-forward debut is one to be savored and shared.”
Emma Donoghue is a magnificent writer, but Akin is not her best novel. Still, it’s a high bar.
“This is a story that is so absorbing and told so briskly it can be devoured in one or two lengthy sittings. It is well worth clearing one’s schedule to do so.”
Readers of literature, especially those trained in the classics, come to every book and novel with not-so-deeply-buried expectations that the book they’re about to open, the story they’re about to
“Some native Hawaiians today might argue that Captain Putnam was misguided in searching for pirates in the South Pacific, because the real pirates had already arrived in Hawaii under the gu
“You will end up in love with Olive because she is a ton of well-written fun. You’ll enjoy her musings and put-downs and her reflections.
“Rafala seems to love language as much as his characters love their farms and their patron saint. That’s a powerful combination, and it fuels a compelling novel.”
No one can understand the torment of postpartum depression unless they go through it.
“In this exquisitely written, psychologically sophisticated novel, rich in insight and sensitivity to human vulnerability, Anshaw suggests that shared tragedies do not nece
“Walbert’s prose is undeniably lovely, and her stories evoke vivid moments in time.”
“This finely textured novel is made up of many . . . small, intimate moments, yet the effect is sweeping, grand, and lavish—and all deeply moving.”
“Nell Zink’s new book, Doxology, may prove both the consummate post-punk post-9/11 novel, and a bracing addition to the noisy Lower East Side literary canon that dates back to Henr