Jacob Dinezon (1851–1919) has been a commanding figure in late 19th century Eastern European Jewish literature.
“While unpolished in places, Open Water is the work of a talented and promising young writer.”
“Sathian, who writes with great assurance and verve, wields her pen like a magnifying lens to examine the foibles of immigrants who are high achievers but somewhat insular and insecure.”
“With such dark and treacherous secrets, the men of The Lamplighters echo the force of the seas around them.
The Twilight Zone is a novel about the long and brutal dictatorship led by Augusto Pinochet in Chile from 1973 to 1990, yes.
Most historians agree that the Reconstruction—the attempt to build a more equitable country following the Civil War—ultimately failed.
Ilana Masad’s debut novel All My Mother’s Lovers is an in-depth exploration of family dynamics, the miscommunications and resentments that sometimes span lifetimes, and the moments of rede
“Klara and the Sun is about families, about the future of work, about disability and the nature of (post) humanity.
This collection is not easy to approach because of the different realities and forms of expression it uses—and they might have been useful had they prompted deeper reflections. But not.
When a writer decides to base his novel’s plot around a middle-class Jewish kid’s coming of age adventure on Long Island in 1970, it’s not a promising sign.
“a coming-of-age novel rich in Americana.”
“Gianrico Carofiglio’s Three O’Clock in the Morning is profound in its simple delivery.”
“an incredibly strong debut that hits a number of sweet spots—feminist literature, dystopian/speculative fiction, and young adult literature. It’s well worth your time.”
“How Beautiful We Were is a masterful piece of storytelling with multiple storylines . . .”
“Stella is not a lengthy book and can be read in several hours. But it packs a punch way beyond its weight.
“A dark and twisted but riveting story.”
“This is a timely read for those looking to face life’s darkest truths and learn the lessons our ancestors want us to hear.”
“Readers eagerly await more from a writer whose finger is on the pulse of the 21st century.
As the world faces down a crisis of epic proportions—a pandemic not a mere epidemic—it is refreshing to lose oneself in the story of a 15-year-old girl, left largely to her own resources by her
“an engaging, wonderfully nuanced novel . . .”
“Foregone unfolds as a daring and deftly constructed film-within-a-novel about the ethical quagmire of deathbed confession. . . .
Tim Fielder’s book Infinitum tells the story of Aja Oba, an ancient African king who steals the son of his concubine and is cursed with immortality in revenge.
Dorthe Nors’ Wild Swims is a collection of 14 short stories written tightly and tensely, with most under a thousand words.
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes, though billed as a novel, is a collection of vignettes and interrelated stories concerning various goddesses, nymphs, and mortal women connected in some