Literary Fiction

Reviewed by: 

In this exquisitely written, psychologically sophisticated novel, rich in insight and sensitivity to human vulnerability, Anshaw suggests that shared tragedies do not nece

Reviewed by: 

“Sympathy for Celia and a curiosity about children trapped in bunkers with psychopaths keeps the heart of this novel beating . . .”

Reviewed by: 

“What makes Ninth House authentic is Bardugo's ability to mix the supernatural with everyday humanity and make it seem perfectly normal.”

Reviewed by: 

“Isaacs’ writing is clever and funny, with laugh-out-loud moments and strong character development.”

Reviewed by: 

The Shape of Night expertly blends mystery with romance and speculative fiction.”

Reviewed by: 

“Walbert’s prose is undeniably lovely, and her stories evoke vivid moments in time.”

Reviewed by: 

“Different kinds of mystical pairings are beautifully interwoven throughout the pages.”

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

“Church of the Graveyard Saints crackles with fully realized characters in a vivid setting.”

Reviewed by: 

“This finely textured novel is made up of many . . . small, intimate moments, yet the effect is sweeping, grand, and lavish—and all deeply moving.”

Reviewed by: 

“This balance, between nihilism and delight, is the great power of Fly Already.

Reviewed by: 

The braided narrative is not a new novel form. Authors have long used interwoven but seemingly disparate plotlines to achieve a whole that is greater than its parts.

Reviewed by: 

“Reading Night Boat to Tangier, one might hear echoes of Talking Heads’ singing ‘Once in a Lifetime,’ and you ask yourself, ‘How did I get here?’” 

Reviewed by: 

“Peopled with strong female characters, A Single Thread is a tribute to those women who defied convention and dared to find happiness in a world that had nothing left to offer them

Reviewed by: 

“Gripping and spine-tingling, What Rose Forgot is sure to raise the hackles of lovers of psychological thrillers.”

Reviewed by: 

“At times Stealing the Scream is laugh-out-loud funny, but it is always filled with enough mystery to encourage the reader to keep turning the page.”

Reviewed by: 

Maxim Loskutoff’s story collection Come West and See spans a wide chronology, from a story set in the 1893 Montana Territory to stories set in a not-so-distant future in which somewhat vag

Reviewed by: 

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.

Reviewed by: 

“[an] exceptional novel.”

Reviewed by: 

“Nell Zink’s new book, Doxology, may prove both the consummate post-punk post-9/11 novel, and a bracing addition to the noisy Lower East Side literary canon that dates back to Henr

Reviewed by: 

“Lotz has written a thoughtful thriller that is as much about the psychology of people who hide in various ways than about catching a murderer.”

Reviewed by: 

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

Remo Bellini is a mess.

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

How many tech bloggers writing about cyber crime do you know who can produce a superbly written, eventful, novel on their first attempt? Well, E. R. Ramzipoor has done it.

Reviewed by: 

“Khemlin has created an unforgettable character and opened a window onto a world more people should know about.”

Reviewed by: 

“the writing is sharp and occasionally witty in Devotion, and each word demands to be devoured as the pages are turned steadily until the end.

Pages