Cassie Hanwell once wanted to be a physician, but now finds her niche working as an EMT/firefighter.
“a subtle novel that pulls you into the minutae of the story. The delight is in the detail.
“David Szalay’s art accomplishes what arithmetic can’t: The whole adds up to more than its individual components, and in sum his Turbulence is a tour de force.”
Many people go through the empty-nest syndrome when their children leave home. Some look forward to their newfound freedom, but some become depressed.
Sixteen-year-old Brin Collins believes her life is falling apart. It all began when Delia, her mother got pregnant.
The Ghost Clause by Howard Norman is a novel about intellectuals. Or rather, it’s a novel about marriage and American village life as seen through intellectual eyes.
Henry Maxwell, the main character in Stewart O’Nan’s latest novel, Henry Himself, is an expert moderator at fraught family dinners.
In The Dream Daughter, time travel, the Vietnam War, North Carolina, and the modern digital world are all backdrop for a mother’s connection with and devotion to her unborn child.
“Kwon wraps up the mystery of Sylvie’s disappearance at the end, but the discovery of how these characters change throughout the novel may be the more important journey.”
“Weir’s presentation of Anna is interesting, intense, filled with myriad crises, and a fast read.”
“My Life as a Rat is a quiet, contemplative tour-de-force.”
“What is most remarkable about Mostly Dead Things is that, despite the mishaps and travails of the Morton family, the novel is ultimately both highly entertaining and inspiring, as
This book, final volume of a trilogy, has been hailed as “hilarious” and “comedic” and similar terms.
“a satisfying summer read.”
“This novel’s greatest strength is the simplicity of its message: two boys who grew up in such different worlds playing soccer in the backyard and sneaking off to eat raspas offer us a grea
If you’ve read Mary Miller’s captivating debut, The Last Days of California—an eccentrically peopled coming-of-age tale—you might be expecting something similar from her second novel,
Many little girls love parties, and in 1988 Zoe O'Flaherty, age five, is about to enter kindergarten.
Katie Ellis, who is divorcing her cheating husband Eric, is shocked when he brings his "friend" to the lawyer's office.
Feel-good stories abound, but this one offers a fresh and creative context: crop circles.
Divorce attorney Leigh Huyett believed she had it all: a loving second husband, a mixed family consisting of her 20-year-old twin sons and her delightful 14-year-old daughter Chrissy.
“In American Duchess the reader is afforded a remarkable and realistic portrait of a life well-lived in spite of and often in opposition to societal expectations.
The first page of When All Is Said is an advertisement from a Thomas Dollard for an “Edward VIII Gold Sovereign Coin, 1936. Willing to pay top price.”
“Englander finds fascinating ways to explore another of his great recurring themes: the points at which modernity and tradition may fruitfully, if uncomfortably—and always
“The Quintland Sisters transports the reader to another time period . . .
“Death Is Hard Work is a short book, but one learns more detail of the life of war than from a hundred newspaper and TV reports.