“Abbas has drawn a rich and believable cast of characters, and we feel sympathy and involvement with them all.”
“The Last Life isn’t an easy read, but it’s a rewarding, thought-provoking one.”
“searing writing . . . quietly masterful.”
“Wang and Yum have created a delicious story of humanity accessible to all readers, inspiring us all to raise our teacups and share a toast to Chá!”
“a deeply charming story full of complex insights delivered from a simple, humanistic point of view . . .”
“Tell Me How to Be . . . offers one view of what it is like to be an Indian American in contemporary America.”
“Midnight Hour operates from a stimulating conceit: an anthology of 20 crime stories, all taking place at midnight, all written by writers of color.”
Trauma can have long-term and devastating effects on one’s mind, body, and spirit. In Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s novel Savage Tongues, the author explores the aftermath of trauma.
“The writing alone is a wonder and a fitting coda for the career of this great writer who led the parade of extremely talented writers coming out of post-independence Niger
Sabina Murray’s novel The Human Zoo deftly interweaves a narrative of a woman’s search for identity, a historical, cultural, and political tale of Filipino society, and a tension-filled, a
“This fresh comic thriller is entertaining from start to finish. Raina’s bright voice shines through thanks to his narrator’s unique viewpoint and perceptive observations.”
“one tightly connected braid of liberty/imprisonment in forms that are political, physical, societal, emotional, and psychological.
A young, Black woman in Parsons, Georgia, raised by her grandmother and living somewhat contentedly in a community of God-fearing good folk comes of age in 1936, surrounded by a world built on slav
Have you ever not wanted a book to end? Were disappointed that the characters are gone from your life?
“To find meaning and humanity in confusing times and to convey that understanding to the reader is the ultimate gift a writer can provide.”
“You’ll open this novel because of history, read on because of story, and close it knowing more about your own life, right here, right now.”
“Each novel Man Booker finalist Deborah Levy writes comes nearer perfection.
South African born Jewish-Canadian author Kenneth Bonert’s sophomore effort The Mandela Plot is a sequel to his multiple awards winning debut novel The Lion Seeker (also reviewed
“It is a love letter to good writing, interesting plotting, and strong characterization.”
“Does love have to end in heartbreak?”
“a stimulating thinking-person’s read . . .”
Three-dimensional chess barely conveys the multiple levels, breadth, and ambition that comprise Book of Numbers, Joshua Cohen’s epic of the Internet age and fourth novel.
Cole Riley, an author of erotica in his own right, has written several street classics including Hot Smoke Night, The Devil to Pay, and the recent Harlem Confidential.