Literary Fiction

Reviewed by: 

“wonderfully sophisticated and beautifully conceived . . .”

Reviewed by: 

“Grushin’s facility with language . . . is a marvel. It’s the kind of prose that demands you submerge yourself.”

What comes after “Happily ever after?”

Reviewed by: 

Reading the boldly inventive and fast paced novel Aphasia, is like road tripping through a warm country with your smartest friend; it might be one of the best trips you are likely to take

Reviewed by: 

“The world that Mytting brings the reader into is a lost world of simplicity and harshness and a stunning beauty where almost everything is within plain sight, and yet almost nothing can be

Reviewed by: 

A Crooked Tree is a sonorous ode to youth with all its innocence, angst, disillusionment, and unfiltered honesty.

Reviewed by: 

“The story of Nick is the story of one lost soul on automatic pilot written in four compelling parts that dovetail to weave a psychic template of a WWI survivor.

Reviewed by: 

The Fortunate Ones is a fathoms-deep exploration of love, loyalty, and the ties that bind, written masterfully from all angles.

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

“whether you approach this novel as a fable or an allegory or a light adventure or a study in kindness, even just a magical profile of Paris, you’ll find top-level writing and storytelling.

Reviewed by: 

a short, charmingly absurd portrait of postwar Germany.”

White Ivy is a suspenseful novel with a protagonist who is intentionally portrayed as an anti-heroine.

Reviewed by: 

It’s 2016, Mumbai.

“I cannot stop this moving train,” says Sharifa who has returned to the country of her childhood, India, with her husband and their seven-year-old daughter, Zee.

Reviewed by: 

wildly provocative, comical, and absorbing reading.

Reviewed by: 

“Flip through the pages and find and remember the parts that will most challenge, inspire, delight. Find your own gems within Inside Story and treasure them.”

Reviewed by: 

“With exceptional precision, concision, grace, wisdom, and insight Nicole Krauss creates a magnificent collection of stories that explore what the narrator effectively asks her son in the l

Reviewed by: 

“The story should suit fans of romance, historical fiction, westerns, and anyone who loves a straightforward adventure tale about decent people striving together to overcome hardship.”

Reviewed by: 

Can a novel be about a moment? About a group of people, unique and familiar at the same time, living through that moment that doesn’t yet have a name or any one specific date?

Reviewed by: 

“has greater resonance, the characters are older, have lived more, have more to say. As a result, the stories are . . . more rewarding . . .”

Reviewed by: 

You like this character, she’s under your skin; you want to go on this journey with her. And then she says, “I’ve decided to die.” It’s only page 27.

Reviewed by: 

“within these pages, there are passages that approach the sublime. There is pain, anguish, horror, and sadness, alongside passages of subtle human feelings conveyed without words.

Reviewed by: 

“enjoy the complex characters drawn with beautiful prose and flashes of humor . . .”

Reviewed by: 

“Graham Swift has a remarkable ability to slip back and forth in time, while identifying the many small incidents and markers that shape and reshape the lives of his characters.”

Reviewed by: 

The fourth book in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead cycle features Jack Boughton, the prodigal son of the Presbyterian minister, Robert Boughton.

Reviewed by: 

“The denouement ties life, love, and mystery together, as all excellent murder mysteries do.”

Reviewed by: 

“To find meaning and humanity in confusing times and to convey that understanding to the reader is the ultimate gift a writer can provide.”

Reviewed by: 

1986. Fulgencio Ramirez, a pharmacist in a border town called La Frontera, reads the obit section every morning, waiting for a man to die so he can move in and scoop up his wife.

Pages