“The Dutch Maiden is a well-crafted gothic romantic story, with strong characters, set at a difficult time in Europe.”
“a narrative that reminds its readers of the extent to which everyone who came after the LSD experiments, and the psychedelic sixties, is drawn to that story, but forever remains outside it
“How did three upper-class English sisters become ardent Fascists just before World War II?”
“Irish Above All is a likeable book, nicely written and carefully paced—just a bit too long.”
“Revolutionaries is overflowing, hyper, passionate, raunchy, forceful, and over the top—just like its subject, the fictitious sixties radical Lenny Snyder.”
“A timely, and more importantly, a vivid, often searing examination of the lives, attitudes, and emotional baggage of immigrants and Americans in a small California town.”
“With her two Walter Mosley-like gifts—impeccable narrative pacing and masterful command of Los Angeles’ intricate, evolving dynamics of race and class—Nina Revoyr’s L.A.
“This is Natt Och Dag’s first published novel, but it seems too skillful and too assured to be his first writing.
“77 is, among other things, a potent reminder of the gruesome paths of totalitarian dictators.”
This novel is promoted by the publisher as “a dramatic and moving re-imagining of the characters from Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea,” albeit in a different location and context.
“Though too untethered to a timeline to comprise a traditional rise-and-fall saga, American Pop delivers a wondrously mosaic-like, multigenerational chronicle of a family that buil
Most alternate histories reimagine big turning points or the momentous decisions of famous people.
“Washington Black is a rich, absorbing tale.”
“Where the paintings lurk unfinished and revealing, Killing Commendatore is over-written and obtuse. Murakami has written far better books than this one.
“In the beginning there was one murderer, one mule and one boy, but this isn’t the beginning . . .
“November Road is a tour de force, highly recommended for all lovers of noir fiction.”
Fate gave Roxanne Veletzos a rare opportunity, and she seized it: a chance to rewrite history.
“Sometimes funny, always smart and honest, Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s stories hold the reader, even as the painful truths of human lives break through.”
When looking among 19th century women for those who might have been feminists, forged a path for women’s rights, or were simply independent-minded, the pickings are rather slim. Susan B.
Deviation is an amazing, courageous book by an amazing, courageous woman. It is not, however, the eye-opening book a reader might expect.
“an essential piece of American literature, already, and the further we descend into an age of circuses without bread, the more poignant will be our Slinger’s aim on the true heart of the W
“The Silence of the Girls is magnificent. It is a novel that lays open all the human experiences that the Iliad buries.”
“The Masterpiece is a beautifully crafted, meticulously researched story.”
Ah, for the naivete of the sixties and seventies, when Americans were shocked that their own government would publish false statistics, that U.S.
Jacinda Bourne and her two sisters supported themselves and to some extent their amiable but financially reckless Uncle Ernest, as partners in the Bourne Matrimonial Agency.