“Characters discover that the pain of growth is worth embracing rather than escaping . . .”
A fortysomething, midlist novelist sees her husband off to work one morning. By evening, he is in a coma; a few days later, he is dead, leaving her with two young sons.
“This short but intense novel will surely win the hearts of dog lovers globally; and even people who don’t know dogs, or feel no affinity for them, may find themselves wanting a dog like Ta
Lucy Clarke loves the marketing job where she has been working for six years.
The narrator of Yiyun Li’s newest book is Agnes, but she insists the story she tells isn’t really about her, but about her best friend Fabienne:
“novelists like Julian Barnes can make excellent theologians and philosophers.”
“a masterpiece that works on both a grand scale, and a minute, more intimate one.”
The Patron Saint of Second Chances is a wry and inventive novel about a small-town mayor, Signor Speranza, in the cobblestoned hamlet of Prometto (Italian for "promise").
“a fascinating piece of writing from a master storyteller”
Trauma can have long-term and devastating effects on one’s mind, body, and spirit. In Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s novel Savage Tongues, the author explores the aftermath of trauma.
“All the Water I’ve Seen Is Running is a worthy addition to the group of fine recent novels about gay men of color looking for their own sense of racial and ethnic identity as well
Did you ever believe your life was perfect only to find out it's not? Cassie Costas's life in Manhattan is wonderful.
Meeting in Positano: A Novel by Goliarda Sapienza (1924–1996) is a disorienting experience for anyone who likes their fact and fiction to be distinct genres.
“Salih has the potential to be a good writer.
Life is stagnant for 44-year-old Alice Holtzman.
As an old saying goes: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
“well plotted and richly populated”
“The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop is a captivating novel with characters and relationships to be savored, as well as ample servings of hope and inspiration.”
“moments of brilliance . . .”
“Focusing on estrangement, abuse, forgiveness, and a chance for new beginnings, The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season is sure to tug at the heartstrings.”