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:
“The Enigma of Room 622 can’t be read quickly, but it provides humor and insight throughout the long journey—and many elegant twists of crime and detection, with plenty of surprise
“War Women is another fine addition to a series that continues to entertain.”
This is the latest in Akashic Books city noir series set in Africa. The 13 stories visit various locations in Accra, all of which show the poverty but hope of the people who survive there.
Reading the boldly inventive and fast paced novel Aphasia, is like road tripping through a warm country with your smartest friend; it might be one of the best trips you are likely to take
Have you ever not wanted a book to end? Were disappointed that the characters are gone from your life?
“an entrancing family story and a surprising adventure. Gregory’s female characters are, as always, clearly human, deeply thoughtful, and driven by their own desires and agency.
“Readers will find it as difficult to leave the characters in Remedios behind as they will find this haunting novel one they are grateful to not have missed.”
“If Carlos Manuel Alvarez’s debut novel The Fallen is any indicator, he is a Cuban writer to watch.”
“Discover a brooding and eerie gothic tale of a wonderland filled with something other than wonder, and a fairyland that is dark and dangerous.”
“Chillingly frank in its discussion of our planets fragile ecological system and the fight to save our basic natural resources.”
“Each novel Man Booker finalist Deborah Levy writes comes nearer perfection.
“Despite the seriousness of much of the content that the book hints at, this is a quick read for the last days of summer.”
Everyone knows about the migration crisis that erupted out of the Syrian civil war.
“Labbé deliberately distorts conventional narrative forms to create a challenging but engaging text.”
Many readers in this quadrant of the globe have discovered Australian crime fiction—mysteries, thrillers, police procedurals—through television series created for broadcast and streaming services.
"If [Madhuri Vijay] goes on like this she will enter the first rank along with Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, and half a dozen others. We will see much more of her."
“Author David R. Gillham has taken the brave, difficult risk of turning an icon into a real teenager.”
This is not your mother’s Anne Frank.
International bestselling author Khaled Hosseini’s new work Sea Prayer, a glimpse of a final, treasured moment between father and son, does not disappoint.
“a commendable and unique work that never flags and is a worthy addition to the Holocaust genre.”
“an entertaining escape that showcases the virtues of logical thinking, along with a toe dip into a bygone industrial age.”
“a lovely story . . . a tale for those who continue to look for magic in the world . . .”
“The Hilltop is recommended to all readers who enjoy a good story grounded in current events.”
“. . . taut and well written . . .”
“. . . exquisite . . . dead on”