“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.
Diane Williams’ work represents a genuine avant-garde in American short fiction.
“A winning and wonderful novel, with a unique and distinctive storyline, there is a little bit of magic for everyone within the pages of this book.”
“this book is a welcome addition to Andrić’s works where the Balkans are revealed in measured prose and where Andri
In this sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Eddie, the amusement park mechanic appears to Annie as a guide in heaven.
The institution of marriage is not something one should enter into lightly. It's the combination of two different parties to create one unit.
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
This is a beautiful book that spans from the 1920s to the 1960s. It tells the story of Dara, a young woman who falls in love with another young woman called Rhodie.
“In the beginning there was one murderer, one mule and one boy, but this isn’t the beginning . . .
“imaginative prelude to the novel that has become one of the most famous horror stories ever written”
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.
This novel commences with a man veering off the road and crashing after realizing he made a terrible mistake.
The release of a new novel by multiple award-winning author Barbara Kingsolver is such an important event on the publishing calendar it’s enough to set booksellers’ pulses racing and book clubs all
“a slow and detailed portrait of human relationships. . . .
“This just may be the perfect book for our times, when acknowledgement of common ground and empathy are sorely needed.”
“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.
As we approach adulthood, we convince ourselves that the mental scripts that have defined us for nearly our entire lives can be discarded. Or altered. Or at least minimized.
Irene Steele has a close to perfect life, or does she? She loves job, her husband Russ, their Victorian home, and her two grown sons.
“This is a small but beautiful book and one that deserves to be cherished.
“The Storyteller’s Secret is a lavishly told tale of secrets, love, and loyalty.
“Lestat may say he doesn’t want to cause the deaths of his fellow undead but that’s what happens in this continuation of The Vampire Chronicles.”
“The House by the Cemetery is blood-soaked fun for gore lovers.”
War of the Wolf is the latest novel in the Saxon Tales series by renowned author Bernard Cornwell.