Literary Fiction

Reviewed by: 

“Persuasive and meticulously researched, Shakespeare and the Resistance is a must read for anyone interested in the study and interpretation of Shakespearian era politics or litera

Reviewed by: 

“The collection’s prevailing tone may be that of quiet melancholy, but it is suffused with joy.” 

Reviewed by: 

“Baby Teeth is a very satisfying read. More psychological thriller than horror, it’s a finely crafted exploration of the breakdown of the family unit . .

Reviewed by: 

“Bealport is often uproariously and corrosively funny.”

Reviewed by: 

“For any who love Ludwig von Beethoven’s music, this novel is a must for its biography.  For everyone else, it’s a great mystery story set against a background of actual history.” 

Reviewed by: 

Tension between the inescapable distance that exists, and must exist, between people, and the driving desire for closeness is what ties together the characters in the accomplished and sensitive nov

Reviewed by: 

“a terrific YA thriller. . . . Peter Blankman’s blurred perception of what’s happening to him intrigues us from the first page to the very last.”

Reviewed by: 

“tender and heartbreaking, whimsical and moving—all finely crafted.”

Author(s):
Reviewed by: 

"Be sure to read this book when you don't have to be someplace or can stay up late. An Unwanted Guest will have readers hooked from page one."

Author(s):
Reviewed by: 

Ah, for the naivete of the sixties and seventies, when Americans were shocked that their own government would publish false statistics, that U.S.

“A regular noir reader will find much to love here, and a reader who wants some armchair tourism will find a dark and enthralling look at a world few Americans have seen.”

Reviewed by: 

“Gods of Wood and Stone [is] a very strong novel and powerful critique of contemporary life and culture.”     

Reviewed by: 

“The Incendiaries marks the genesis of a dazzling career and showcases a writer who pushes herself courageously into the dark.”

Reviewed by: 

“The personal journeys in this novel move to rhythms both ancient and modern in a brilliant, multilayered portrait of the search for identity and belonging.”

Reviewed by: 

Cecil Younger works as a criminal defense investigator at the Public Defender Agency in Sitka, Alaska.

Reviewed by: 

“well-conceived, brilliantly constructed, scary as the nightlights, and thoroughly engrossing.” 

Reviewed by: 

Psychological suspense has a new reigning queen.

Reviewed by: 

Andromeda Romano-Lax surprises and delights readers in her new novel, Plum Rains. The book follows the lives of a trio of unusual characters: Angelica, a Filipina nurse, living in Japan on

Reviewed by: 

“Clearly, Cherise Wolas is not yet in the ranks of our foremost literary fiction writers—but she can be one day.

Reviewed by: 

“These stories are indeed strange, but no stranger than the political and moral universe we now inhabit, although infinitely more pleasurable and enticing.”

Reviewed by: 

“The Moment Before Drowning is a highly lyrical novel.”

Reviewed by: 

Twenty years ago, Hope, 14, and her sister Eden, 16, were kidnapped. They barely made it out alive and now their kidnapper, Larry, is up for parole. The sisters might be called upon to testify.

Reviewed by: 

"Hope Never Dies is an amusing story that sprinkles just the right amount of humor into a solid mystery story."

Author(s):
Reviewed by: 

“Keith Gessen has written a highly engaging, thoughtful, sharply observed story of modern-day Russia and a delightfully flawed hero.”

Reviewed by: 

From the opening scene of Sally Koslow’s Another Side of Paradise it is clear that the love story of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham does not end well.

Pages