As we approach adulthood, we convince ourselves that the mental scripts that have defined us for nearly our entire lives can be discarded. Or altered. Or at least minimized.
“November Road is a tour de force, highly recommended for all lovers of noir fiction.”
Fate gave Roxanne Veletzos a rare opportunity, and she seized it: a chance to rewrite history.
“poems of balanced wildness and instinctual grace.”
“A Bildungsroman for our troubled times, set in a place where nothing is safe or certain.”
Irene Steele has a close to perfect life, or does she? She loves job, her husband Russ, their Victorian home, and her two grown sons.
“Sometimes funny, always smart and honest, Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s stories hold the reader, even as the painful truths of human lives break through.”
After burning out working with youth gangs in Los Angeles, Chicana social worker Rosa Medina retreats to Puerto de Luna, New Mexico. There, she intends to write a novel about Billy the Kid.
Sean, the main character in this novel, tells us there are two types of psychopaths. The first type is completely oblivious to their wrongdoing and can normalize even the most savage behavior.
“This is a small but beautiful book and one that deserves to be cherished.
“The Storyteller’s Secret is a lavishly told tale of secrets, love, and loyalty.
“In The Dogs of Detroit Felver has created a dark mirror for readers to gaze into.”
When looking among 19th century women for those who might have been feminists, forged a path for women’s rights, or were simply independent-minded, the pickings are rather slim. Susan B.
Suffering from vague cognitive deficits after his car plunges into Lake Superior, Virgil Wander must navigate the world anew.
A teenage girl is viciously stabbed multiple times in the woods, the result of a preplanned attack by her two best friends. The motive?
“Bald Knobber is a good example of how design matters in books, how we experience a book as an object first, then dive into the pages to discover the world inside.
International bestselling author Khaled Hosseini’s new work Sea Prayer, a glimpse of a final, treasured moment between father and son, does not disappoint.
While the works of Amy Tan, Gish Jen, and other popular Asian-American writers have charted the trials and tribulations of immigrants in the United States, Lucy Tan reverses field in her low-key, i
Barren promised to be an interesting read for two reasons: one, it centers on an LGBTQ protagonist, which is something that’s still hard to find in mainstream fantasy fiction, and two, it
My great-grandfather, Chester Neuman, was a cowboy. Family stories have him out on the range, in the rain, tending fences; they have him homesteading in Montana; they have him breaking horses for
A subtle book, a gently disturbing book longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize.
Deviation is an amazing, courageous book by an amazing, courageous woman. It is not, however, the eye-opening book a reader might expect.
“Andrew Gross is in top form with this beautifully haunting novel that mixes history seamlessly with fiction. . . . an epic journey of struggle, hope, death and life.
How marvelous to have Charles Todd set the tenth Bess Crawford mystery in Wales, the least written about part of the British Isles.
Who would guess that a time-turning fantasy twist could be braided into a grim and edgy mystery, ending up with one of the most complex, suspenseful, and original page turners of the season?