The simple sentences and unspoken words of My Name Is Lucy Barton are deceptive.
Front Yard is a garden-variety slapstick comedy with elements of farce, witchcraft, and fairies.
Izabella Rae Haywood, teenage heroine of What the Waves Know, has lost her words. She has not spoken in eight years, ever since her father disappeared on her sixth birthday.
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“Priscille Sibley is courageous . . . both an excellent storyteller and a competent clinical writer. May this be the first of many Sibley novels.”
“The Middlesteins will appeal to middlebrow readers . . .”
“Mark Haddon is a talented novelist who knows how to create sympathetic, fallible, fumbling, well meaning, real characters . . .”
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“Inside touches on the complicated interdependency of divergent personalities, creating an authentic and empathetic read.”
“Phases of Gravity is quiet, reflective, and intelligent, undoubtedly well written . . .”
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“The Twoweeks is written by a veteran author who is not trying to dazzle with literary showmanship but with intimate storytelling.”
“Richard Paul Evans is a masterful writer who gets to the heart of friendship, family relationships, betrayal, and acceptance, making Lost December a heartfelt tale that is sure to
“Delightfully entertaining with a killing sense of humor, Practical Jean: A Novel is worthy contender for Book of The Year. You’ll love it to death.”
“The subject matter of Call Me When You Land might seem dark and depressing, but it’s not. It’s funny and human and real.
“Mr. Frazier’s writing is so fine it needs to be savored. These people are as unique as all human beings are; not one of them can be wholly admired or detested.
“Toward the end of the novel there is a gutsy shift in narrative tone that lends the ending a sense of closure.
“But, oh, there is fun to be had in The Goddess of Vengeance. Fun aplenty. . . . No one will ever accuse Jackie Collins of writing literature. . . .
“In Last Man in Tower, it is immediately apparent that author Adiga’s writing has matured.