“The Last Year of the War is timely and important today, when thousands of would-be immigrants from Latin America are cruelly being held in detention centers or de
“That Churchill Woman is an engaging and heartrending account of a complex woman living in a complicated world who learns that no one can live their life entirely
“A timely, and more importantly, a vivid, often searing examination of the lives, attitudes, and emotional baggage of immigrants and Americans in a small California town.”
“The Quintland Sisters transports the reader to another time period . . .
“Macallister’s exploration of both the public and the personal takes this novel to a higher level.”
Famous Men Who Never Lived uses a classic science fiction trope (alternate universes) to explore the urgent question of what it means to be a refugee.
A beautifully written novel, translated from the Italian, with a heartwarming story against a backcloth of misery and degradation, about a priest and a gang of boys and one of the boy’s sister, 16-
“Lindsay Faye has written a crackling historical mystery in language that sings in its dialogue, description, and narrative.”
"The Kingdom of Copper will appeal to fans of epic fantasy across the board . . ."
“For such an unabashedly polemical first novel, The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill works surprising well, due in large measure to the unremitting intensity of Charlesworth’s wri
“Moving On goes on and on, but you'll keep reading just the same.”
“Like The Thirteenth Tale, Once Upon a River is very much a story about the spellbinding power of storytelling, and the stories troubled people tell themselves and each other to ma
“The Court Dancer is a meditation on the social changes that force people to confront the double-edged swords of tradition and modernism.”
“echoes of Cormac McCarthy’s eerie, early Appalachian writing.”
“William Boyd is a master of the character biography, of evoking place and time, of expressing the human condition with its longings, its fleeting moments of bliss, its crushing inequities,
“From the decadence of high-society balls, to the swankiness of Belmont horse racing, murder and scandals abound.”
Fiction as nonfiction. The past master of this is the great Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard. But Thomas Mallon in this fascinating novel Landfall has also written in this way.
“this book is a welcome addition to Andrić’s works where the Balkans are revealed in measured prose and where Andri
In the English seaside town of Brighton, there’s an active murderer again—one whose theatrical death scene creation immediately binds together the amazing (if aging) Max Mephisto, stage magician, a
“In the beginning there was one murderer, one mule and one boy, but this isn’t the beginning . . .
Shell is set in the Australia of the mid-1960s, the Vietnam war era, the time the revolutionary Sydney Opera House was under construction in Sydney harbor.
“Kudos to Kate Morton for spinning such a tale.”
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor is a journey into the past . . . and then again, further into the past.
While the works of Amy Tan, Gish Jen, and other popular Asian-American writers have charted the trials and tribulations of immigrants in the United States, Lucy Tan reverses field in her low-key, i
Simon Stålenhag’s The Electric State matches the notable Swedish artist’s futuristic digital paintings with an original story to produce an awe-inspiring vision of a species committing sui