“The Angel of Rome is highly recommended. The stories represent some of Walter’s best writing.”
“In this tensely wired, swiftly paced, starkly realistic story of human trafficking set beautifully among nuanced clashing cultures, author Johnnie Bernhard defines each character’s motivat
Hilary Mantel is best known in America as the author of the historical trilogy, Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies, and The Mirror & The Light.
“the novel is a big story embracing many interrelated things, solidly grounded in reality over time, containing the pains, passions, and wonders of multiple characters acro
“Rarely does this novel read like correspondence. The prose is too fine, the settings too detailed, the pacing exquisite.”
Jennifer Egan is the prodigiously talented author of seven works of fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad (2011).
“Greenland is another fine contribution to a growing canon of Black queer fiction.”
“Tracy Flick Can’t Win is a deeply humanist work by a master of observation.”
There are summer beach reads and then there are summer European beach reads.
Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848–1907) was a card-carrying member of the artistic community in turn-of-the-20th century Paris.
What could be more fun and exciting than being single and having a thriving business located right on the California waterfront?
“The book could be read as a warning about where we are headed as a society.”
“Annabel Thomas has a gift for creating character and a clear eye for this conflict in all human relationships.”
Dealing with a terminal illness is grueling, not just for the one who is ill but also for their loved ones.
The Partition is a wide-ranging collection of nine short stories focusing on aging, loneliness, sexual identity, the brutal competition in the movie industry (“Late in the Day” and “Les ho
“Holding Her Breath is a generational story written in descriptive language with steady pacing. . . .
Maria Adelman’s How to Be Eaten has a fabulous premise—in modern day New York, five women gather for a trauma support group, each of them a modern reimagining of a fairy tale heroine.
“The writing is excellent, the characters well rounded with believable human flaws and peculiarities, and the plot intriguing with lots of learning for the reader.”
A multilayered story with a narrative driven by fate and a passionate search for identity and survival in the face of meaningless trauma, Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang i
“The Fashion Orphans is highly recommended for readers who enjoy stories about family ties and the unexpected behavior of relatives and friends, w
“Engaging, suspenseful, courageous, and brimming with a warm heart, Take My Hand will stay with you long after the last page.”
The Patron Saint of Second Chances is a wry and inventive novel about a small-town mayor, Signor Speranza, in the cobblestoned hamlet of Prometto (Italian for "promise").
“a pithy, enjoyable, modern-day story from start to finish, with a cast of fully realized characters you’ll champion to the end.”
“’Over my dead body will you go back to that land of demons and monsters. . . . Did you learn nothing from the past?’”
“a page-turner . . . the two stories intertwine ingeniously.”