“There is no question that Nemerever is a gifted writer. The rich style, precise in description and filled with witty metaphor, carries one along.”
Lee and Adriano are a gay couple on sabbatical from their public relations tech firm to Orvieto, Italy, who become ensnared in an international conspiracy involving the death of Andrea, a Catholic
“Skill and craftsmanship ooze from this beautiful novel. It would be a cliché to just say that it’s well written because that wouldn’t do the book full justice.
“‘Murder him. . . . I can’t see any other way out,’ counsels Abbé Pierre as he hands Yvonne the lethal drug. . . . ‘You’ll grieve. You’ll mourn.
Winner of the 2020 International Book Award for LGBTQ Fiction, Carousel is the debut novel of April Ford and the story of a middle-aged woman caught between the buried emotional impact of
“This Town Sleeps is genuinely enjoyable. It has threads of mystery and romance. It combines humor and horror. It’s a good book . . .”
The literary rumor mill portrays Naoise Dolan as the new Sally Rooney, and that suggestion alone might push a writer onto the bestseller list these days.
Mostly Dead Things is an odd creature: a book widely recommended and popularly listed, but marked by a fundamental discomfort that defies mainstream appeal.
“Boys of Alabama is a beautiful book that carries the reader along on a tide of rich, eloquent language.”
“eminently readable and emotionally intense.”
“The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida is a tremendous examination of sadness.
T. J. Klune’s latest title could be the lovechild of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs) and a Nora Roberts’ second chances, found family romance.
“If this book were an opera, De Robertis would be deafened by curtain call after curtain call after every performance.
In journalism, “bury the lede” is a term of craft: placing the most important point of the story too far down in the text, too distant from the all-important lead paragraph.
“Crain’s gift is in analyzing intense human relationships.”
“Lie with Me will enthrall the reader from start to finish. The prose is so spot on. Besson seems incapable of wasting a word.
“A riveting story of a horrible injustice enacted with careful, logical cruelty in the name of national security.
“Reading The History of Living Forever is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.”
“Crossing is a challenging and brilliant work of fiction.”
“a gorgeously written novel about race, about class, about street life and gender and the ragged ways we have chosen to define them.”
“Davies ushers in a new era of queer fiction, one in which queerness is just one part of a human story.”
“What is most remarkable about Mostly Dead Things is that, despite the mishaps and travails of the Morton family, the novel is ultimately both highly entertaining and inspiring, as
“Hockney’s creative output had taken a marked turn. Working in three dimensions changed his relationship to space. It enhanced his vision further the way his deafness had . . .
“Those who have been waiting a long time for this new addition to the Shadowhunters series will be thrilled with the story brought to them by Clare and Chu.”
Ardent was the word that Joshua Speed, Abraham Lincoln’s best friend, used to describe Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd.