“Untold Night and Day is a deliciously complex novel that satisfies at each layer as the reader continues to decipher its codes and hidde
Among the masterful short story writers of the 18th century in Russia—Turgenev, Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy—it is Anton Chekhov whose words are most known outside of the motherland because
“Everything Under is a seductive book. It’s dark, poetic in language and image, and drives toward a monolithic tragedy.”
“Even in the darkest sections, Ted O’Connell’s debut novel is upbeat, witty, and full of ideas about art, reality, truth, identity, fate, language, the rise of China on the world stage, Naz
Forty stories in 160 pages. Short: some one page, a couple, four to five pages. Short: but with a bang. Short: You will read in a flash and say, “What was that?”
“Friend offers a fascinating glimpse into the realities of North Korean life.
“This may be the real gift of this book and its real magic, Susan Petrone’s moving us from indifference to understanding and caring for others and our world, and that’s a v
“Thammavongsa says vital things about the immigrant experience: how refugees strive to fit in and yet retain cultural traditions; how race is entwined with class; and how family is, in the
“The Book of Longings is well named, well inspired, and well imagined—a superlative effort from a writer at the top of her game.”
“Young Once is an elegant noir written by a master prose stylist.”
“it’s the perennial conflict between motherhood and career, but not the way most readers might expect.”
“The Beetle is a fine period piece, as well as an entertaining mystery that has withstood the test of time.”
“Southern gothic novels such as Blackwood are not for the fainthearted, but for those who love symbolism, metaphor, and complex characters filled with angst and tortured self-refle
Sin eaters are historically marginal figures, outcasts of Britain who ate bread from coffins to absolve the sins of the dead.
Julia Alvarez is a good storyteller, as anyone who has read her most well-known novels, In the Time of the Butterflies, and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, knows.
“an engaging and fast-moving ride in the company of memorable characters, both good and bad, across a troubling social, cultural, historical and still timely landscape.”
“Nemens is a skilled writer who captures the many dramas and nuances of spring training.”
“Rob Doyle’s writing leaves us with—'the sense, euphoric and terrifying, that everything was possible again.’”
“To describe Lewinson’s smart, lean, sharp prose as all over the place is praise indeed in the case of this remarkable novella.”
“Call me Ishmael.”
“Meta-textual, self-reflexive, obscurely funny, and playful beyond easy articulation, it’s the perfect book for readers who delight in ‘the materiality of . . .
“Luke Geddes has an undeniable sense of Americana, and his work shows real promise.”
Some of the most important fiction in the opening decades of the 21st century has come from Ireland, and Paul Lynch is one of the leading lights of this postmodern Irish Renaissance.
"Because it’s so topical and #MeToo and yet not #MeToo at all, because it’s written with so many nuanced and believable details, My Dark Vanessa is gripping from the first
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“The Night Watchman is above all a story of resilience. . . .