“Kwon wraps up the mystery of Sylvie’s disappearance at the end, but the discovery of how these characters change throughout the novel may be the more important journey.”
“Irish Above All is a likeable book, nicely written and carefully paced—just a bit too long.”
"The unexpected lurks at every corner."
Wanderer is a beautifully written (albeit translated from the French) short novel detailing the tortured friendship between two men, a young composer living in Eastern France, and his form
“Graham’s poems are dense with meter and immersed in sound. They are living things that only surrender their technical cleverness to the human voice.
"quite a nicely baked short yarn, rather than a novel, but written a bit like a soufflé, rising in the oven but when eaten there isn’t that much substance."
“The Court Dancer is a meditation on the social changes that force people to confront the double-edged swords of tradition and modernism.”
“How the End First Showed is not merely a collection of Nigerian poems, it is an effort to forge transnational literature.”
International bestselling author Khaled Hosseini’s new work Sea Prayer, a glimpse of a final, treasured moment between father and son, does not disappoint.
Evan Fallenberg’s novel The Parting Gift takes the reader through the emotional turmoil of love, lust, trust, and mistrust that often accompanies affairs of the heart.
Love, loss and freedom take center stage in Daniel Mason’s The Winter Soldier. The novel chronicles the life of Lucius, a well-bred Polish-Austrian doctor from Vienna, beginning with his d
Another crime adventure from the Pulitzer prize winning Robert Butler.
“a moving and deeply satisfying tale.”
“The Moment Before Drowning is a highly lyrical novel.”
Vietnamese Memories by Clement Baloup starts as a series of memories of the Vietnam War, different men, now living in France, telling how they left Saigon at the end of the war.
History of Violence is not, as the title suggests, a big, fat tome about human aggression, brute force, and cruelty, though it describes a world in which violence shapes the life of the na
Readers familiar with Man Booker Prize winners will quickly realize why Dorthe Nors’ novel, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal was a 2017 finalist for the international prize.
South African born Jewish-Canadian author Kenneth Bonert’s sophomore effort The Mandela Plot is a sequel to his multiple awards winning debut novel The Lion Seeker (also reviewed
Gonzalo Gil is a middle-aged attorney with a failing career, a fractured marriage, and a domineering father-in-law who wants him to give up his practice and work for his own powerful firm, which is
John Cyrus Bellman—widower, farmer, and father to a ten-year-old daughter—seems to surprise even himself one day when he decides to leave everything behind to head west in search of “a creature ent
“well written, masterfully translated . . . rewards rereading.”
“a novel of friendships balanced with hate, set against the backdrop of a primitive landscape . . .”
“a lovely story . . . a tale for those who continue to look for magic in the world . . .”
The Burning Girl by Claire Messud relates the story of a close childhood friendship between Julia and Cassie that collapses by middle school as the girls grow apart and Cassie becomes trou
“a story of loyalty between those who are brothers in spirit if not in reality . . .”
Can a man experience a coming of age after he becomes an adult?