On July 1, 1967, B. passes her first counterfeit check.
Little is known about Zenobia, a real historical figure born c.
This novel is as finely tuned as the best banjo played by 19-year-old runaway slave Henry Sims.
Gorsky is an homage to The Great Gatsby, with an interesting premise, but author Vesna Goldsworthy lacks subtlety in crafting this tribute.
“rollicking good ride.”
The Other Me is a pleasure to read, with a style that moves as smoothly as an Acela train and a page-turning plot.
Wonderment, carelessness, and suspense.
It’s said that people go to Alaska to start new lives, or at least to forget an unsuccessful past.
If timing were everything, this memoir would be No. 1 on all the bestseller lists, getting released the week of David Bowie’s unfortunate death and the release of his latest album.
“[a] fine novel that educates and entertains.”
“a splendid novel.”
The Decision, a brief new novel by Britta Bohler, can be summed up with a simple yet elegant sentence lifted from early on in the text:
Not a religious novel, but a novel about religion, The Christos Mosaic by Vincent Czyz is a search for the roots of Christianity and the identity of Christ.
“James Lee Burke’s finest literary work to date, cementing his reputation as one of America’s all-time masters.”
“sure to appeal to fans of both history and fantasy.”
Anne Perry’s Christmas novels are comfort food for the reader who wants a short mystery novel with a holiday theme.
The Master of the Prado by Javier Sierra is a work of illuminated autobiographical fiction.
It’s 1978 and John Lennon has taken off from everyone and everything he knows to find peace in his soul and songs in his psyche.
In her book The Lake House, author Kate Morton takes three stories about children—a missing child, an abandoned child, and a child given up for adoption—and braids the stories together.
Bestselling novelist B. A. Shapiro clearly admires Abstract Expressionist art.
Tightrope by Simon Mawer tells the story of Marian Sutro, a World War II heroine who fought behind the lines to assist the Allies.
“the best book this year . . . when it comes to literature.”
In an author’s note to his intense and amazing new collection of short fiction, Colum McCann writes:
Nothing says exceptionalism like a debut author winning a two-million-dollar advance.
“If you enter a few chapters deep into this novel, you hear and think and feel akin to the farmers and churls who found their language, their loyalty, and their land wrench
King David comes alive in a deeply emotional “novel” that tackles the man and the myth in an ambitious sweep of history and lore.
This book gets off to a rough start, both for the heroine, who gets railroaded out of business by hostile locals and becomes desperate for money, and for the reader, who has to endure her aggressiv