“Miss Iceland is a beautiful novel about artistic aspiration and friendship. The storytelling sparkles . . .”
“We learn of a father’s love, a mother’s brokenness, disparity between brothers and sisters, yet, in the ugliest or most beautiful of exchanges, true kinship and bonds are discovered.”
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.
“it’s the perennial conflict between motherhood and career, but not the way most readers might expect.”
“Nothing More Dangerous is the next best thing to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird . . .”
In her latest novel, New York Times bestselling author Alison McGhee tackles a moral conundrum that promises to push all the buttons around freedom of choice.
Few mothers can imagine having strong enough ties with their family that they would choose to leave a daughter behind. This is that story.
“Schumann has an eye for detail, an ear for the rhythmical sentence, and a voice that is clear and resonant.”
“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.”