“a slow and detailed portrait of human relationships. . . .
“Between the buildings Stripeys stumbled, sat, stretched out in exhaustion. Some of them were like ghost-women. Their bodies were the embers of a fire that was dying out.”
“Bealport is often uproariously and corrosively funny.”
Delia Owens’ outstanding Southern fiction debut is set in the marsh lands off the North Carolina coast and is both a coming of age story, and a murder mystery.
“a rambling, innovative, cerebral, and wildly entertaining ‘trippy’ journey that drives home essential questions while providing none of the answers . . .”
“a lovely story . . . a tale for those who continue to look for magic in the world . . .”
Encircling, the brilliantly structured first novel of a trilogy by Norwegian author Carl Frode Tiller, seamlessly translated by Barbara J.
“Alice Simpson’s debut novel promises to be an interesting read [but] Ballroom doesn’t quite deliver on the promise.”
Life takes a sharp turn for Teddi Overman when her mother dies.
“. . . simple yet moving, faith-driven story . . .”
“Mark SaFranko has hit another dark and debauched homerun.”
“. . . an enjoyable read.”
Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan have what one might delicately describe as a “complicated” relationship.
“Reading In the Bag is like taking a bite of fluffy pink cotton candy . . . Stash it in a beach bag for a quick, weightless summer read.”
“Inside touches on the complicated interdependency of divergent personalities, creating an authentic and empathetic read.”
“. . . circus peanuts, pure and simple. . . . incredibly capable of generating a cheap buzz.”
“Phases of Gravity is quiet, reflective, and intelligent, undoubtedly well written . . .”
“The Iguana Tree is a triumph—an enjoyable and informative story on an important topic. Ms.
“Like our protagonist, we hope to soar to new heights, to conquer our fears, to land where we belong.
“Edmund White who wrote The Beautiful Room Is Empty. Edmund White who gave us A Boy’s Own Story as well. It is as if he owes it to us to always excel.
“Ultimately, The Marriage Plot is very much a moral tale while at the same time being a literary romp through 80s-style sex, love, and marriage.
“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.