“Uneven as it is, Family Trust need not be compared to Crazy Rich Asians in order to find an audience.
“To spend hours in this writer’s company as he records the days and years is to have an instructive and unfailingly urbane companion.”
“Anyone who likes a good ghost story is going to enjoy The Sorrows.
“Like The Thirteenth Tale, Once Upon a River is very much a story about the spellbinding power of storytelling, and the stories troubled people tell themselves and each other to ma
“This young adult fantasy is dark and deftly drawn, an intriguing blend of The Hunger Games and a Japanese Cinderella story turned inside out.”
“A cautionary tale of psychological horror, offering the sad solution that in order to contain a monster one has to become that monster.”
“How the End First Showed is not merely a collection of Nigerian poems, it is an effort to forge transnational literature.”
The Museum of Modern Love, by Australian writer Heather Rose, is a meditation on love and creativity.
“The Court Dancer is a meditation on the social changes that force people to confront the double-edged swords of tradition and modernism.”
Exemplary Departures by Gabrielle Wittkop brings together four stories of inevitable death. Written with a Ms.
“Where the paintings lurk unfinished and revealing, Killing Commendatore is over-written and obtuse. Murakami has written far better books than this one.
“echoes of Cormac McCarthy’s eerie, early Appalachian writing.”
The seven stories that make up this collection were originally published in China between 1987 and 1991, early in the author’s career.
Fred Fordham's new graphic adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird faithfully recreates Harper Lee's original in a format that brings the magic back to this classic.
In this historical fiction novel, the author meticulously researched the lives of Judith Leyster and Maria de Grebber, two unknown Dutch painters in the 17th century.
“The fact remains that Jonathan Franzen is a hell of a writer.
“Garcia has created a way for these four teens to challenge the way they view themselves, each other, their community, and what they each dream for their future.”
“Sparks sure knows how to ignite the romance between two characters.”
“Whoever loved who loved not at first sight?” —William Shakespeare, As You Like It.
It seems everyone is on a diet, but what about those who aren't, yet are dropping pounds? This is the predicament baffling Scott Carey. Every time he steps on the scale, he weighs less.
Janet Peery’ s second novel, The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs invites the reader into a tale of familial dysfunctionality that resonates on several levels.
“one of the most unusual, unlikely, and un-put-downable PI novels ever.”
The Chinese have set a mole loose inside the CIA, compromising American efforts to ensure that their home-grown high-tech companies lead the world in research into quantum computing, the ultimate i
“for lovers of literature and students of the craft, reading Sergio Pitol is to enter one of the great literary minds of our time.”
“his poetic prose is a joy to read even when its vision is pessimistic.”
Fiction as nonfiction. The past master of this is the great Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard. But Thomas Mallon in this fascinating novel Landfall has also written in this way.