“Owen is a master storyteller and creator of consistent plotting and pacing, seamlessly navigated with characters that are real flesh and blood, and sometimes deeply flawed.”
“Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa recounts a disastrous event in the past, but it is also highly relevant in this era of disinformation, extremis
What is it about King Richard III, who ruled England for only two years in the late 15th century, that still fascinates thousands of people across the world?
“Clive Cussler’s The Devil’s Sea delivers what it promises: non-stop, breakneck, diverting entertainment.”
This novel has echoes of Queen’s Gambit, the Netflix series that reinvigorated chess for seemingly half the population.
“Odden’s character development is strong, her narration is vivid and places the reader in the right place at the right time, and her locations are descriptive pictures of London in the Vict
Gracie Tellman, happily married and the mother of three young children, is shocked when Millie Foster, the daughter of her deceased best friend, shows up at her house.
“a debut space-adventure story outstanding in its genre.”
“. . . thought-provoking, hope-filled, and inspirational.”
“The Hidden Child raises the disturbing question: How many of these fictitious people would have cheered Hitler on?”
“Hermans has written a classic with this book, a scathing exploration of human nature, of the small pettiness that consumes people even in the most dramatic of situations.”
Once Upon a Wardrobe tells the story of the inspirational threads author C. S. Lewis wove together in his 1950 fantasy novel for children, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
“What author Kalani Pickhart has achieved is a novel that is at once tragic and beautiful.”
“Moving from staccato reportage to evocative scenes, the book works as a sort of collage of information, replicating in its stylistic choices the different lenses used to understand history
“a book that would be treasured by the collector of trivia, appreciated by the English major, and relished by anyone enjoying explanations of the dramatic twists and turns a word takes befo
In London we meet Terry Tice and are told in the first sentence that Terry likes killing people and will take money for doing so. He’s ex-military.
“Talk to Me is an engrossing, thought-provoking read.”
“A beautiful evocation of what women can achieve and what they can mean to each other.”
“Harlem Shuffle, a captivating crime novel from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, renders 1960s Harlem in vivid and evocative detail, simmering with
“The real magician here is Toibin, who conjures up the complexity of the times and a rich cast of characters.”
“He wanted more than anything . . . to have survived without betraying. . . .
“Even as The Peculiarities veers far from the Benjamin Weaver template into strange and unsettling new terrain, infused with dark magic and vivid body horror, it should delight and
“this compulsively readable novel of historical fiction is about three courageous women trying to triumph over the forces of history and forced to make life-altering choices.”
Disquiet by Zulfu Livaneli, Turkey’s bestselling author as well as noted political advocate, is a short but powerful novel that might well be described as a political treatise wrapped in a