“Lincoln scholar Putnam has once again woven a fact-based story into an entertaining fiction for his readers to enjoy.”
“Orange World and Other Stories exposes the difficulties of wanting. . . . Characters long for things that have no name. They live on the edge of terror.
“Reading The History of Living Forever is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.”
There are wonderful novels that transport a reader far from the world as it is.
“In the Full Light of the Sun is a beautifully written novel about a time in history not far from our own with contemporary echoes that should give us pause.”
“In reading The Glitch, it becomes imperative to find out what the main character is going to say or do next.
There isn’t much mercy in this viral age for anyone who’s publicly indiscreet, and when Mackenzie Johnston, more commonly known as Mack, betrays her housemate on reality TV, she’s swiftly submerged
Henry Maxwell, the main character in Stewart O’Nan’s latest novel, Henry Himself, is an expert moderator at fraught family dinners.
Another Wall Street story of youthful ambition, innocence seduced and corrupted by vast wealth, evil scammers and the promise of happily ever after.
In The Dream Daughter, time travel, the Vietnam War, North Carolina, and the modern digital world are all backdrop for a mother’s connection with and devotion to her unborn child.
“suspense-filled action comprised of secretive activities, vengeance, murder, envy, and iniquity that is sure to whet the appetite of true lovers of psychological thrillers.”
“poetic . . .”
“The writing is brilliant, building from a deceptively plain beginning few paragraphs to sophisticated prose that leaps off the page.”
To write a novel about the turgid, bureaucratic goings on in the headquarters of the European Union—the so-called Commission, based in Brussels—is as difficult a subject as one can choose.
“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.”
“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.”
“Labbé deliberately distorts conventional narrative forms to create a challenging but engaging text.”
“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?
“Virtually Yours is a fun book with diverse characters, questions that plague many teens, and the separate worlds of home and college.”
“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 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
“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.”