“The Family Fang is the sort of perfectly idiosyncratic thing that comes along only ever so often. . . . This book should succeed spectacularly. . . .
“This family is so real, so understandable, so in need of comfort each in their own way, that we want to embrace them in their grief, applaud their reconciliations, and learn from their lov
“I Knew You’d Be Lovely is an impressive offering, from a strong new voice, of stories about life’s desperation.”
“Kate Christensen’s insights into the psyche of a middle-aged banished husband are astonishing.”
Here we are in the time of our aging baby-boomers.
Every town has an ”it” girl: The one that shines just a little too brightly, lives life a little too fully, and yet still manages to draw the attention of everyone.
Anna, Portia, and Emery return home after their mother, Louise, has a massive heart attack.
How many wonder what their life would be like if they chose a different path? This is the crux of Ellen Meister’s riveting novel, The Other Life.
A ten-spread (20 page) board book with a nice puffy cover, All Kinds of Kisses explores, well, all kinds of kisses.
“The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”—Thomas Hobbes, English political philosopher (1588-–1679), The Leviathan
This is a novel that finishes well. That being said, the first half of the novel is a muddy bog.
The hardscrabble life of Appalachia is well-explored territory, mapped with notable success most recently by the likes of Tony Earley and Ron Rash.
Sometime in the early 1800s, somewhere in not-so-merry old England, doddering old Lord Upton lost his mind.
My Dad My Hero, a 32-page picture book, examines how special fathers are in a child’s life.
Ms. Glass’s talent lies in writing about the complexities of family dynamics. The Widower’s Tale is her fourth novel and takes place in an idyllic, suburban Boston community.
Mullaby, North Carolina, is a sleepy town full of the rich scent of barbecue and the sound of closely kept secrets, secrets that glow in the dark and smell of sparkling sugar and vanilla.
How to Read the Air finds Dinaw Mengestu building on many of the themes that made his debut novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, both a delight and a sorrow to read.
Georgeann Packard’s extraordinary debut novel, Fall Asleep Forgetting, is filled with such an array of original and motley crew of characters, we become almost spoiled for choice as we tur
Full and proper character development appears to be becoming a lost art in fiction, but author Christina Baker Kline does her bit to revive the art in the intriguing novel Bird in Hand.
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.
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.”