“a rich historical tapestry of words.”
“All things truly wicked start from an innocence.” —Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
“For a neophyte novelist, this story is superb.”
“Images are so clear it’s hard to believe you’re not in the story yourself, and people are so well drawn you’d swear you know them personally.”
“an absolutely phenomenal book.”
In this enticing historical novel about the French designer Coco Chanel, Edith Piaf meets Maria Duenas’s heroine in the well-received and compelling 2014 novel, The Time In Between.
“The Orphan Sky adroitly marries Cold War history with intrigue and young love.”
“Ndibe is a writer’s writer, and this book is a lesson in the art of the novel.”
“For about the last ten years British writing has been experiencing a remarkable renaissance in literary fiction. Long may this movement flourish.
“This ambitious but beautifully executed historical novel captures the life and times of half a millennium ago, and with the above parallels, draws us closer to today’s publishing revolutio
“Tita is not an exercise in blind nostalgia for a lost past. It is a rich and warm, yet open-eyed portrait of a place and time just beyond our current reach.
“The series is renowned for its accurate and often devastating presentation of Victorian London—a world of stark polarities between rich and poor.”
“The Gears have written an epic novel that combines the cultural history of Cahokia with the fast-paced narrative of a thriller to explore the all too human and universal dangers of greed a
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice . . .”
“Ndibe’s writing is sharp. The pacing is excellent. His characters are well-developed. The novel is culturally and politically significant. . . .
“. . . a haunting and intimate portrait of the lives of women in war-torn Somalia . . . captures the bleakness of war and the triumph of the human spirit . . .”
“Given the awards she has already received, we are sure to hear much more from Hazel Gaynor—and that is a good thing.”
The perfect Christmas present is a novella.
The title Daughters of the Nile makes it sound like this book is set in Egypt, but one of the many pleasures of Dray’s novel about Selene, the daughter of the famous Cleopatra, is that its
“. . . smart, literate, and accurate.”
“. . . hard to put down . . .”
The astonishing success of Phillip Margulies’ first novel is not accidental.
Imagine: Although your normal workday is perfectly honorable and suited to your talents, you must take advice from exploitative mentors and allow yourself to be confined in an unnatural enclosure.
Lucien Bernard is a conflicted man.
“. . . an overwhelming story of love in its darkest moments.”
What a tangled web we weave . . .
“. . . a young writer whose talent is obvious.”