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.
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:
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.
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.
Ms. Glass’s talent lies in writing about the complexities of family dynamics. The Widower’s Tale is her fourth novel and takes place in an idyllic, suburban Boston community.
How to Read the Air finds Dinaw Mengestu building on many of the themes that made his debut novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, both a delight and a sorrow to read.
Already short-listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, Tom McCarthy’s new novel C is rightly deserving of the highest accolades, both on and off the literary podium.
The search for the truth can often be elusive. The truth itself can be devastating.
Georgeann Packard’s extraordinary debut novel, Fall Asleep Forgetting, is filled with such an array of original and motley crew of characters, we become almost spoiled for choice as we tur
After last year’s overwhelming success with not only her book, Mrs. Miracle, but also the Hallmark Christmas movie, Ms. Macomber has come forth with this sequel, Call Me Mrs.
Inheritance: n.1. The act of inheriting.2. The biological process of genetic transference of characteristics from parents to offspring.
July 1913 was the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Fifty-four thousand white veterans from both sides of the battle met in what was called the Encampment.
Alienation, teen angst, and loneliness are the themes of this debut novel by the youngest winner of Italy’s prestigious literary award, “The Prima Strega.”
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.