“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.”
“This just may be the perfect book for our times, when acknowledgement of common ground and empathy are sorely needed.”
As we approach adulthood, we convince ourselves that the mental scripts that have defined us for nearly our entire lives can be discarded. Or altered. Or at least minimized.
One who examines his tattered life by bringing together seemingly disparate elements from his past, both real and imagined. See REALITY.
Patrick “Pack” Walsh may not know exactly where he’s going in life, but he’s happy where he is. He’s got a girlfriend who gets him. His single dad is his best friend.
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.
Jules Davis, a high school senior, loves her two best friends but envies them, too.
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.
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.
This intense character-exploration story draws you along wondering, What the heck happened to Kit to make her so closed to human relationships?
“Anyone who enjoys literary or psychological fiction won’t be able to put this whip smart novel down.”
On a “muggy July day” in 1969, the four Gold siblings, ages 7 to 13, nervously visit a fortune teller, on Hester Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, who supposedly can predict the date of a
“a serious book, beautifully written, that explores the effect of ruinous family secrets.”
"skillfully woven . . ."
". . . the perfect summer read."
Mrs. Fletcher enjoys getting off with the help of online porn. It’s a revelation—especially to her!
“Clemmons’ voice is natural and appealing . . . and . . . what she is telling us is powerfully poignant and emotional, even at times, devastatingly resonant. . . .
“an enjoyable feast of nostalgia coupled with the poignant joi de vivre of the teenaged male.”
“All the twists and turns and deliberate obfuscation of characters names and identities and piled on bizarre coincidences in overly descriptive scenes, only add to the Byzantian complexity
“Some novels . . . stay with us and haunt us . . . The Zero and the One is one of those tales.”
“Mona Simpson once again proves herself a master . . . when describing the double-edged sword of human affection . . .”
“Brimming with acute observation and inspired prose, Mary Miller’s The Last Days of California is a blessing of a book.”
“. . . the story of a struggling LGBT youth on a journey toward self-understanding. . . . a well-written and contemporary story.”
“Edmund White who wrote The Beautiful Room Is Empty. Edmund White who gave us A Boy’s Own Story as well. It is as if he owes it to us to always excel.
“Ultimately, The Marriage Plot is very much a moral tale while at the same time being a literary romp through 80s-style sex, love, and marriage.
“Engaging and inventive, Ebba and the Green Dresses of Olivia Gomez in a Time of Conflict and War is an ambitious and confident novel by Joan Tewkesbury, a veteran writer for stage