This book is a good example of how packaging and promotion can hit or miss with an audience.
In Marisa Silver’s book, The Mysteries, she tackles the conundrum of relationships—of family, of friends, of children, of adults. And therein lies the mystery of the title.
“A unique and heartfelt story that taps into an uncommon family dynamic, showcasing how love is resilient and healing, even among the broken and the brokenhearted.”
“Sathian, who writes with great assurance and verve, wields her pen like a magnifying lens to examine the foibles of immigrants who are high achievers but somewhat insular and insecure.”
“A dark and twisted but riveting story.”
“Readers eagerly await more from a writer whose finger is on the pulse of the 21st century.
A Crooked Tree is a sonorous ode to youth with all its innocence, angst, disillusionment, and unfiltered honesty.
“The Fortunate Ones is a fathoms-deep exploration of love, loyalty, and the ties that bind, written masterfully from all angles.
White Ivy is a suspenseful novel with a protagonist who is intentionally portrayed as an anti-heroine.
“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.