“An outstanding novel that is riveting and unforgettable, gut-wrenching and evocative.”
“There is no doubt that this is McLain’s finest novel yet.”
Martha Weisberg lives a carefully crafted existence. Her days run together one like another and she finds this predictability comforting.
World War II is well covered in literature and history, but in The Great Darkness, first volume in the new Nighthawks series, Jim Kelly comes up with a fresh take—at least for historical f
“a delightful fantasy about the woman who became one of the United Kingdom’s most famous monarchs”
Thoreau’s observation that “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” comes to mind while reading William Trevor’s short stories.
Fistful of Rain is a modern Western, complete with mountain ranges and vast prairies, where folks still ride horses and have cattle drives.
John Cyrus Bellman—widower, farmer, and father to a ten-year-old daughter—seems to surprise even himself one day when he decides to leave everything behind to head west in search of “a creature ent
His Sinful Touch by Candace Camp is yet another a delightful romp in her Mad Morelands series.
Alan Hollinghurst’s novel, The Sparsholt Affair, presents a bit of a conundrum.
Christine Mangan’s noir novel, Tangerine, draws a fine line between homage to Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley novels and downright copying or pastiche.
With over a dozen English-language books on the topic in the last decade alone, the ill-fated love story of the 12th century French scholar-monk Peter Abelard and his pupil Heloise continues to fas
“Only Killers and Thieves is a powerful debut.”
Mike Hodge, a reporter with the Tribune in 1920s Chicago, sets off on a quest to find the person or persons responsible for the murder of his girlfriend, Annie Walsh.
“calling it literary is a stretch. Even the most ardent art critics will surely tire of it after 318 pages.”
“Fans of historical fiction or tales of women defying the odds will be immediately drawn in to Runyan’s crisp, effortless prose.”
“a dramatic and interesting look into the past of a town and the lives of those who’ve dwelled in it.”
The year is 1921, and the place is Bombay, India.
Firefly Cove reaches inside our hearts and allows us to confront our deepest fears concerning love, death, and solitude.
“a serious book, beautifully written, that explores the effect of ruinous family secrets.”
Even the greatest novelists eventually reach an advanced age.
Book Three of Tony Schumacher’s alternate history of WWII Britain pits Detective John Rossett against a rogue Nazi assassin called the Bear and a group of Nazi officers colluding with British Resis
“an amazing historical novel, revealing the horrors of WWI through the letters exchanged by Tom and Evie.”
“This is a gentle novel, the literary equivalent of warm slippers and a cup of tea by the fire.”