“Eve L. Ewing has achieved what the historian cannot. She has restored the blood and sweat to the historical record of a tragic moment in the history of the nation.”
“Labbé deliberately distorts conventional narrative forms to create a challenging but engaging text.”
“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.”
“Virtually Yours is a fun book with diverse characters, questions that plague many teens, and the separate worlds of home and college.”
“My Life as a Rat is a quiet, contemplative tour-de-force.”
“What is most remarkable about Mostly Dead Things is that, despite the mishaps and travails of the Morton family, the novel is ultimately both highly entertaining and inspiring, as
“Like a machine gun spraying noir at you nonstop. Can you take it? Can you parse the churning prose, figure out what the hell’s going on, and keep turning the pages?
“The range of Rollins’ poetic skill is remarkable. The result is a collection of poetry which is magnificently crafted, readable, and crucially important.”
“polished prose lifts up the tale, raises the tension step by step, and makes it an above-average story.”
“A Bend in the Stars is a thrilling read that sends a chilling message as to how history could repeat itself if we don’t heed the lessons of the past.”
“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
“An undercurrent of slow dread seems to permeate the small, inconsequential details of daily routine, throwing into stark relief the paranoias that are lurking close to the surface.”
Clover Blue, Eldonna Edward’s second novel, is set during the mid-seventies, in what Edwards names the Saffron Freedom Community, which she places in outside Santa Rosa, California.
Sara Kemp arrives in the Spitalfields section of London in 1768 with nothing but a few pounds and a letter of introduction to work for a family as maid.
“This novel’s greatest strength is the simplicity of its message: two boys who grew up in such different worlds playing soccer in the backyard and sneaking off to eat raspas offer us a grea
“[W]hen love ends in frustrated, sad, even bitter disappointment, what does that really mean? Does it, in fact, end?
“Phillips’ novel invites us to step into this community and the lives of these characters as if we were visitors to a foreign land.”
The appeal of this series is its utter straightforwardness. No “stylin’.” Sheriff Dave Cubiak goes about his business, is confronted by a crime, and steps right in to solve it.
“Drager’s intoxicating novel presents itself like the box in Schrödinger’s famous cat experiment. Until you open the box, the cat is both alive and dead.
First published in 1931 and later in 1988, Castle Gripsholm is a short novel by German journalist, satirist, commentator, playwright, songwriter, poet, and novelist Kurt Tucholsky.
“Irish Above All is a likeable book, nicely written and carefully paced—just a bit too long.”
Here is the book so many have been waiting for. The book to make sense of so many others.
“If Jorge Luis Borges’ fables had deep human dimension, they would read like Chiang’s tales; Chiang’s writing deserves to be treated with equal respect and reverence.”
“How did three upper-class English sisters become ardent Fascists just before World War II?”
“The vivid cultural background of Roanhorse’s series comes as a breath of fresh air, providing not only a change of genre pace but a voice still heard all too rarely in speculative fiction.