Skinny, by Diana Spechler is as divine, decadent, and sumptuous as a gourmet dessert.
Cole Riley, an author of erotica in his own right, has written several street classics including Hot Smoke Night, The Devil to Pay, and the recent Harlem Confidential.
J. M. Tohline’s first novel, The Great Lenore, is a beautiful book. It is beautiful in the same way that J. D. Salinger’s books are beautiful.
The Donegal Plantation keeps its head above the muddy waters of the Mississippi by operating as a high-class restaurant and guesthouse. It is steeped in history and haunting legends.
Charlie Hardie, an ex-cop still reeling from the revenge killing of his former partner’s entire family, fears one thing above all else: that he’ll suffer the same fate.
Bonnie Jo Campbell (a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) takes on tough subjects in her fiction, and this tale of a rebellious wilderness girl in Michigan is no ex
A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes was a book unlike than those I normally review—an utterly different experience from science and health-related nonfiction; nonetheless, this mystery novel dr
There’s enough pressure on parents to hold the perfect birthday party for a six-year-old these days, but when someone drops dead at said celebration, the goody bags are probably not going to make u
Primarily a World War One story, but also a coming-of-age novel and a tale about fathers and sons and brothers, Andrew Krivak’s well-researched and well-told tale, The Sojourn, is a valuab
Nestled in the hills of northern New Mexico is Agua Bendita—a sleepy village where the laws of physics snooze in the afternoon sun and memories are the only road signs.
The Warsaw Anagrams is a fast-moving, powerful and intellectual murder mystery set within wartime Warsaw Poland during World War II.
Here we are in the time of our aging baby-boomers.
Every town has an ”it” girl: The one that shines just a little too brightly, lives life a little too fully, and yet still manages to draw the attention of everyone.
Although the straightforward, no frills western genre seems to exist only in today’s paperback market, where the proliferation of the “weird” western tableau is visible everywhere.
“A story is like a dance. It takes at least two people to make it come to life, the one who does the telling and the one who does the listening.”
Sometimes the scope of human tragedy is too large to comprehend. The mind grasps for alternate explanations in order to come to terms with staggering loss.
Courtney Milan’s latest novel Unveiled demonstrates why she is the author to watch in historical romance.
Anna, Portia, and Emery return home after their mother, Louise, has a massive heart attack.
Think of fiction as falling into two broad categories and leave aside all of the subgenres that you’ll find a book under in bookstores or libraries.
How many wonder what their life would be like if they chose a different path? This is the crux of Ellen Meister’s riveting novel, The Other Life.
Language is magic. It allows us to communicate the intangible as well as the concrete; to relate history, invent story, and blend both into the sometimes maddening mix called legend.
A ten-spread (20 page) board book with a nice puffy cover, All Kinds of Kisses explores, well, all kinds of kisses.
The ravages of war can be horrendous, both physically as well as emotionally, and nowhere is this more evident than in this true-to-life story about three close friends and their love for the men w
“The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”—Thomas Hobbes, English political philosopher (1588-–1679), The Leviathan
This is a novel that finishes well. That being said, the first half of the novel is a muddy bog.