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.
The hardscrabble life of Appalachia is well-explored territory, mapped with notable success most recently by the likes of Tony Earley and Ron Rash.
Teaching a child to have compassion is important. Jane Bregoli’s The Goat Lady is a true story that shows how love can bring an elderly outcast back into the folds of society.
In the Hebrew edition of Yael Hedaya’s novel Eden the second of three chapters named for the character Dafna begins with the following paragraph:
Suspect is a young adult mystery novel. Ellen, the mother of a young child has gone missing, and that young child is now seventeen-year-old Jen.
Mullaby, North Carolina, is a sleepy town full of the rich scent of barbecue and the sound of closely kept secrets, secrets that glow in the dark and smell of sparkling sugar and vanilla.
Mr. Mortimer has brought to the study of the American Civil War the biography of Pryce Lewis.
Joe Hill’s Horns is an assured second novel from a well credentialed, award-winning, author.
To define Hazie Coogan’s relationship with legendary actress Katherine Kenton is no easy task. She is more than a personal assistant, companion, housemaid, or even number-one fan.
Robin Cook’s latest release, Cure, offers the reader intrigue and suspense, as well as in-depth insight into the world of international organized crime and scientific medical research.
Fear or faith? When the world comes to an end, how will you respond?
Ballantine Books, November 2009 If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if reality and time sort of collapsed, look no further than Total Oblivion.
Viking, December 2009 Science fiction abhors a Utopia the way nature abhors a vacuum. When the two meet, something has to be done to undo one of them.
Cat the Cat, Who is THAT? Is a simply written story that teaches friendship to children up to five years of age.
My Dad My Hero, a 32-page picture book, examines how special fathers are in a child’s life.
Sometime in the early 1800s, somewhere in not-so-merry old England, doddering old Lord Upton lost his mind.
Every once in a while, a book comes along that is so creatively out-of-the box that the reader isn’t quite sure what he holds in his hands.
Full and proper character development appears to be becoming a lost art in fiction, but author Christina Baker Kline does her bit to revive the art in the intriguing novel Bird in Hand.
John Grisham is famous for his two-dozen bestselling adult thrillers, including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and The Client.