“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.”
“captures the mood and flavor of the times, while providing a captivating and engrossing mystery . . .”
“Havana Libre works well as a sociological commentary, but as a mystery novel or a thriller, it’s a dud.”
October–November 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik coup d’etat that brought communism to power in Russia.
Spellbinding is an appropriate word to describe S. A. Chakraborty’s debut novel, The City of Brass. Mesmerizing is another.
“educates and moves, deftly juggling fact and fiction.”
“a well-written historical novel, unique in its point of view . . .”
“Twenty-Two on Peleliu will haunt, enchant and thrill . . . it will inspire you with stories of heroism and courage . . .
“Ragnvald danced on the oars, leaping from one to the next as the crew rowed. Some kept their oars steady to make it easier for him; some tried to jostle Ragnvald off when he landed on them.
“For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian is a hidden gem in European literature, shining a light on what happened in Romania between the wars.”
“an absolutely wonderful read . . .”
Emma Cross is an independent woman—more independent than anyone in 1897 Newport, Rhode Island, wants to admit.
“a literary achievement . . .”
“Hers is a dark, unerring vision. We can expect more great work from this audaciously talented author.”
“a character study of the changes love in its various forms makes in individuals accustomed to lives of violence . . .”
"Mustafah is an excellent writer, creating lush imagery and life-size characters. She uses her words to bring about an unfathomable emotion in her readers . . ."