Lucy Clarke loves the marketing job where she has been working for six years.
“The book’s suspense rests on whether and when Cal will finally turn to face his lifelong attacker. What will he lose, in what sequence? How humiliated and abased will he become?
In the early- to mid-20th century, a state school named Willowbrook was located in Staten Island, New York.
“This Is How We Love: stellar, elegant, gritty, and ultimately an emotional ride infused with love.”
“a thoroughly realized, fast-paced, delightfully told story that secures the author’s position as a top-of-the-line writer in the genre mystery/crime thriller.”
“The Good Left Undone is a poignant expose on the value of the unsung heroes in a multigenerational, working-class family, and through the power of story, author Adriana Trigiani r
“a deeply charming story full of complex insights delivered from a simple, humanistic point of view . . .”
“Eternal is a heart-wrenching but ultimately triumphant novel of friendship, love, and loss that will take the reader on a journey to the past while leaving many questions to ponde
At first glance, the new novel by Anne Tyler, French Braid, breaks all the rules of exemplary fiction.
“a riveting tale of suspenseful mystery, with a dash of romance, tossed together with a strong desire to create a loving family where there has never been one.”
“A work of literary genius, showing how insidiously normal evil can be . . . while delivering a gripping story with vivid characters.”
“Be prepared to be welcomed by the loving, lively, and amusing Hurlihy family in Must Love Dogs: Lucky Enough, as with previous novels in
“A desperate, gritty story set against a backdrop of hard knocks and hard times, Donna Everhart’s historically researched The Saints of Swallow Hill is the triumphant story of unli
“a kind of master class in voice . . . the world of literature is much richer now that Longing and Other Stories is available for English readers.”
“The stark and concise portrayal of the pandemic gives food for thought about what exactly matters most in one's life.”
Gracie Tellman, happily married and the mother of three young children, is shocked when Millie Foster, the daughter of her deceased best friend, shows up at her house.
“. . . thought-provoking, hope-filled, and inspirational.”
“The Hidden Child raises the disturbing question: How many of these fictitious people would have cheered Hitler on?”
That Jonathan Franzen has large ambitions as an author is not news. Nor is it news that his success has been large.
How many people do not live with some regret or the desire to have done things differently? It is 1995, and 15-year-old Maggie Dawes believes she lives in the shadow of her older sister, Morgan, wh
“Beard’s writing brings the premise of each chapter to life, allowing the reader to become the protagonist of the moment, experiencing the situation in which she finds herself.”
“Strout, once again, demonstrates that she certainly knows human nature.”
“There’s a rawness to [the story], and a realness to the writing, that makes Miriam Toews a master of the novel. Every book of hers is magic.
“A tour de force about failure and success, connection and isolation, about how we shape our lives by the stories we tell about them, and, ultimately, how stories redeem us.”
“this compulsively readable novel of historical fiction is about three courageous women trying to triumph over the forces of history and forced to make life-altering choices.”