“a different kind of story of a girl and her dog.”
“Absurdly compelling, packing a double barrel blast . . .”
A new novel by Julian Barnes is exciting.
“A different kind of detective story, The Spirit Photographer is an American gothic novel set in a time of post-war turmoil.”
Alan Hollinghurst’s novel, The Sparsholt Affair, presents a bit of a conundrum.
"required reading for those who want sour along with the sweet of life."
Although slender in scope, Eventide by Therese Bohman scales one woman’s life experience in three dimensions.
The sudden death of Harry Ackerman’s father opens the door to an explosive mix of seductions, obsessions, and dark secrets from the past.
Jules Davis, a high school senior, loves her two best friends but envies them, too.
Jefferson James raised his daughter Jillian when her mother took off after her birth. Throughout Jillian's life, she learned nothing about her mom, and her dad was close-mouthed about his past.
Ghost writers have always been figures of mystique. Often they are the unsung or at least, un-marketed heroes of wonderful literary works.
When Navajo Tribal Police officer Bernadette Manuelito reluctantly arrives to speak at an outdoor character-building program for teens in the El Malpais badlands, she discovers that one of the youn
The first thing to say about Jennifer Fink is that she is intelligent, clever, and sometimes funny.
Cloudbursts is novelist Thomas McGuane’s collection of 38 of his best stories, most previously published but some new ones as well.
“. . . reminiscent of any of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker series, with more than a maddening touch of Werner Herzog.”
“Ashbery’s work is an assemblage fashioned by a genius, and They Knew What They Wanted is a great tribute, an absolute treasure.”
Christine Mangan’s noir novel, Tangerine, draws a fine line between homage to Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley novels and downright copying or pastiche.
A natural-born trapper and hunter raised in the Alaskan wilderness, Tracy Petrikoff spends her days tracking animals and running with her dogs in the remote forests surrounding her family’s home.
Coming of age stories seem a dime a dozen these days, which is why it takes a particularly striking novel to catch the eyes of readers.
“well written, masterfully translated . . . rewards rereading.”
Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen is a novel in miniature.
Do we really know what happened on April 4, 1968, when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee?
With over a dozen English-language books on the topic in the last decade alone, the ill-fated love story of the 12th century French scholar-monk Peter Abelard and his pupil Heloise continues to fas
“Harley McKenna is possibly the most powerful, original female character we’ve had in decades . . . Barbed Wire Heart is an evocative work of darkness and redemption . .
The cover of Goat Songs is a goat, a giant goat staring at you with hypnotic eyes and a bulbous nose. It immediately evokes memories of the film the Men Who Stare at Goats.