Caleb Johnson’s debut, Treeborne, is a story about a family living in Elberta, Alabama, where a parcel of land, 700 acres in total, arouses deep emotions as it’s about to be flooded over w
With the publication of Chinua Achebe’s remarkable novel, Things Fall Apart, in 1958, the English speaking world was introduced to Nigerian literature.
This is an ambitious author. His is a marvel-filled book.
South African born Jewish-Canadian author Kenneth Bonert’s sophomore effort The Mandela Plot is a sequel to his multiple awards winning debut novel The Lion Seeker (also reviewed
In these days of nasty name-calling passing as humor there is thankfully one true practitioner of the literary art of satire still standing, and Christopher Buckley’s second historical novel proves
Patrick “Pack” Walsh may not know exactly where he’s going in life, but he’s happy where he is. He’s got a girlfriend who gets him. His single dad is his best friend.
When you’re a cop, it’s darn hard to get a real day off. Dave Cubiak, Door County sheriff way up on Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, thinks he finally can enjoy himself on a perfect summer afternoon.
Gonzalo Gil is a middle-aged attorney with a failing career, a fractured marriage, and a domineering father-in-law who wants him to give up his practice and work for his own powerful firm, which is
Martha's Vineyard is the setting for this intriguing thriller. Glass blower Kat Weber just sold one of her creations, receiving a fortune for it.
Books about goddesses are generally lyrical, lovely—and flat. Tabloid reflections of the mindless, wealthy, beautiful women who laze around the pool at expensive spas.
“a subdued chiller relating how death brings a circle of events to a halt, only to begin once more when a spirit regains admittance into the living world.”
Sarah Winman's third novel, Tin Man, begins in 1950 in rural Oxfordshire, when a pregnant housewife, Dora, disobeys her husband by choosing a painting over a bottle of whisky at a charity
Thoreau’s observation that “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” comes to mind while reading William Trevor’s short stories.
“Ondaatje has spun a dazzling tale that lingers long after the book is closed.”
Shadow Child is a detective story set in 1960s Manhattan, and also a historical saga of a Japanese-American woman during World War II, and also a tale of teen rivalry, which shifts from pa
“an exciting foray into an ancient crime, with a likeable, intelligent heroine . . .”
John Cyrus Bellman—widower, farmer, and father to a ten-year-old daughter—seems to surprise even himself one day when he decides to leave everything behind to head west in search of “a creature ent
“witty, satirical, and hilarious with a delicious quiver of crime noir hovering over all”
A pretty girl, a bartender, and a deadly snake meet up in a bar . . .
For roughly three years, between ages 37 and 40, the unnamed narrator of Motherhood—a Canadian writer living with her long-term boyfriend, Miles, a criminal defense lawyer—debates whether
“If family is our path to hell, it can also be our path to salvation.”
“a different kind of story of a girl and her dog.”
“Absurdly compelling, packing a double barrel blast . . .”
A new novel by Julian Barnes is exciting.
“A different kind of detective story, The Spirit Photographer is an American gothic novel set in a time of post-war turmoil.”
Alan Hollinghurst’s novel, The Sparsholt Affair, presents a bit of a conundrum.