Charles Davis skewers Hitler and Mussolini in a witty satire that reveals the twisted personalities of two monsters whose acts of atrocity were fueled by their own inadequacies, both physical and m
Something would have to be pretty important to draw Emily Dickinson out of her domestic seclusion, compelling her to brave the busy streets of Amherst.
“beautiful narrative of historical fiction. . . . absorbing . . .”
This novel is as finely tuned as the best banjo played by 19-year-old runaway slave Henry Sims.
Gorsky is an homage to The Great Gatsby, with an interesting premise, but author Vesna Goldsworthy lacks subtlety in crafting this tribute.
Kate Atkinson is a brilliant novelist, an historian, a tease, a practical joker; she’s empathetic, adventuresome, erudite. By now she's also probably quite wealthy . . . and with good reason.
“It’s likely that Atkinson is looking at another award winner with A God in Ruins.”
“. . . a deft narrative of madness, murder, and love against the background of the English-Dutch war.”
Reeling from the humiliation of being dumped by her fiancé Samuel for someone outside of their circle, devoted Quaker Honor Bright decides to join her newly betrothed sister Grace on her trip from
“. . . deserves a bright spotlight on the literary stage . . .”
Seventeen-year-old Christine Bolz works as a domestic for the Bauermans in a small German Village.
“. . . this is a story about the subtle shadings between truth and performance, between acting and the ‘true self’ which we present to the world.
“Péter Nadás may infuriate readers accustomed to a Tolstoyan resolution of a series of interrelated stories and characters and times and settings.
“Umberto Eco is one of just a handful of writers that can be trusted to take me by the hand and lead me into a world that, on first glimpse, I don’t want to venture into.
“This review’s brief synopsis cannot possibly convey the novel’s wealth of detail and interconnected plot elements that demand attentive reading. . . .
“. . . the truth it presents is compelling, and the characters—both place and people—are worth knowing.”
“. . . a plot-driven novel conveyed in crisp, descriptive, and thought-provoking prose via an engagingly intelligent third-person narrator. . . . an auspicious debut.”
In the introduction to his new collection of selected essays, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, novelist and author Geoff Dyer writes, “When writers have achieved a certain reputatio
Redemption Falls is part two of Joseph O’Connor’s Irish American trilogy. It is a fictional post-Civil War tale set in the west, most likely Montana.
Drawn to the hallucinatory, enchanted by the morbid, the gothic sensibility mixes incarceration with necromancy, technology with architecture, vampires with séances.