“Readers will find it as difficult to leave the characters in Remedios behind as they will find this haunting novel one they are grateful to not have missed.”
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
Perhaps any novel that takes place largely in the minds of octogenarians and an arguably distraught—possibly disturbed—single mother may seem to wander over wide psychic territory.
“Exquisite, poignant, engrossing . . .
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.
A return to one’s childhood home can be a fraught undertaking in any circumstance.
“For a perfect summer read, look no further. You’re not likely to find more beautiful, more distinctive prose anywhere.”
Jane, the so-called “Pizza Girl” of this debut novel by Jean Kyoung Frazier, lives in her own head. She works at a takeout pizza joint, delivering pizzas to a regular crew of characters.
“Brian Castleberry, . . . has done a masterful job of weaving his complex pattern with a momentum that never flags.
“The Summer of Kim Novak brings back to life that adolescent quandary of feeling like you know more than the adults around you, but being desperately afraid that y
“moments of brilliance . . .”
“A riveting, inventive, quietly disconcerting page-turner.”
“revenge, like love and death, comes at inopportune times.”
When Caleb and Shelby Bentley’s mother dies, Shelby hatches a plan of revenge.
Mostly Dead Things is an odd creature: a book widely recommended and popularly listed, but marked by a fundamental discomfort that defies mainstream appeal.
“Undercard is a good crime novel and a solid debut for David Albertyn.”
“a shadowy fairy tale, in which two lovers, of which one, unfortunately, is dead, live in an enchanted house inhabited with wondrously quirky beings.”
“If Carlos Manuel Alvarez’s debut novel The Fallen is any indicator, he is a Cuban writer to watch.”
“My trainer believes in me,” Remington Alabaster tells Serenata, his wife of 32 years. Until now he has been a reliable couch potato, she an equally predictable fitness maven.
“Untold Night and Day is a deliciously complex novel that satisfies at each layer as the reader continues to decipher its codes and hidde
“Everything Under is a seductive book. It’s dark, poetic in language and image, and drives toward a monolithic tragedy.”
Among the masterful short story writers of the 18th century in Russia—Turgenev, Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy—it is Anton Chekhov whose words are most known outside of the motherland because
“Even in the darkest sections, Ted O’Connell’s debut novel is upbeat, witty, and full of ideas about art, reality, truth, identity, fate, language, the rise of China on the world stage, Naz
Forty stories in 160 pages. Short: some one page, a couple, four to five pages. Short: but with a bang. Short: You will read in a flash and say, “What was that?”
“Friend offers a fascinating glimpse into the realities of North Korean life.
“The Book of Longings is well named, well inspired, and well imagined—a superlative effort from a writer at the top of her game.”