“Leonora in the Morning Light is less a story about love, and more a story about finding your own authentic voice.
As quietly as snow falling on “every tip of the picket fence that leaned drunkenly toward the road, . . .
This book is a good example of how packaging and promotion can hit or miss with an audience.
In Marisa Silver’s book, The Mysteries, she tackles the conundrum of relationships—of family, of friends, of children, of adults. And therein lies the mystery of the title.
“For those who want a close-up portrait of a complex society with a rich history and plenty of contradictions, My Old Home is an excellent place to begin.”
The question of literature composed in a second language is a vexed and interesting one.
“Nava is an impassioned writer who has once again created a fascinating picture of Los Angeles at an earlier, less enlightened time, centering on gay men trying to shed the shame they have
Lynette’s alarm goes off at 3:15 a.m. She is 30 years old. She wears ten-year-old sweats and wool socks to bed. Her room’s warmth depends on a portable heater; it doesn’t work very well.
“A unique and heartfelt story that taps into an uncommon family dynamic, showcasing how love is resilient and healing, even among the broken and the brokenhearted.”
“In its winding subterranean travelogue, and profoundly evocative, allegorical blues surrealism, The Man Who Lived Underground reads less like a follow-up to Wright’s naturalist
Jacob Dinezon (1851–1919) has been a commanding figure in late 19th century Eastern European Jewish literature.
“Sathian, who writes with great assurance and verve, wields her pen like a magnifying lens to examine the foibles of immigrants who are high achievers but somewhat insular and insecure.”
“While unpolished in places, Open Water is the work of a talented and promising young writer.”
“With such dark and treacherous secrets, the men of The Lamplighters echo the force of the seas around them.
The Twilight Zone is a novel about the long and brutal dictatorship led by Augusto Pinochet in Chile from 1973 to 1990, yes.
Most historians agree that the Reconstruction—the attempt to build a more equitable country following the Civil War—ultimately failed.
Ilana Masad’s debut novel All My Mother’s Lovers is an in-depth exploration of family dynamics, the miscommunications and resentments that sometimes span lifetimes, and the moments of rede
“Klara and the Sun is about families, about the future of work, about disability and the nature of (post) humanity.
This collection is not easy to approach because of the different realities and forms of expression it uses—and they might have been useful had they prompted deeper reflections. But not.
When a writer decides to base his novel’s plot around a middle-class Jewish kid’s coming of age adventure on Long Island in 1970, it’s not a promising sign.
“a coming-of-age novel rich in Americana.”
“Gianrico Carofiglio’s Three O’Clock in the Morning is profound in its simple delivery.”
“an incredibly strong debut that hits a number of sweet spots—feminist literature, dystopian/speculative fiction, and young adult literature. It’s well worth your time.”
“How Beautiful We Were is a masterful piece of storytelling with multiple storylines . . .”