“New terrors are what Kiernan offers, for worse, but for transformative worse.”
"The unexpected lurks at every corner."
“This is a collection to savor in bits and bite-sized portions; there are too many pungencies to swallow in one gulp.”
“For anyone who’s ever wanted to conquer the Big Apple, this novel allows a vicarious experience while witnessing close up the early saga of the force that Cosmopolitan became for
“an absorbing story sure to capture the hearts of historical fiction fans who appreciate a uniquely told tale of those willing to defy the status quo with bravery and steadfastness.”
“[A] quiet book . . .
“Guestbook is best appreciated as a portable art installation. The book is enigmatic at every turn, but gorgeously realized.
Machines Like Me is the result of very special literary brain, the master of all he turns his writing to, fantasying deep into our imagination, a novelist with the ability to turn complex
Cecelia Ahern’s collection of short stories titled, Roar, couldn’t be better timed.
Shane was used to people asking if he was a boy or a girl. He was used to people sometimes assuming he was a girl because of his slender body and long blond hair.
“Revolutionaries is overflowing, hyper, passionate, raunchy, forceful, and over the top—just like its subject, the fictitious sixties radical Lenny Snyder.”
“An exploration of both memory and what might have been, that at times can be quite terrifying.
It took Li Er 10 years to write this book and it shows. The story meanders along, and every time you pick up the book to read some more you have to think where you were.
“Days by Moonlight is a trip down the rabbit hole to a Wonderland for adults, where the real and the unreal walk hand in hand, and it’s difficult to separate the two.”
“The Orphan of the Salt Winds is a gothic novel both because of its sinister setting—an old, remote house filled with secrets and surrounded by danger—and a heavy
“more than just a police procedural set in the Southwest, it’s a reading experience not to be missed. Anne Hillerman has reached a new level of storytelling . .
“This debut novel is nothing short of compelling . . . a captivating and haunting tale.”
“Not only did this novel . . .
“I have always preferred to disguise my feelings from others.”—almost every character in almost every short story by Gerald Murnane.
“The Affairs of the Falcóns, though marred by repetition, is a deep dive into the impossible world of the undocumented in today’s society.”
Renee Gladman’s Morelia is a novella about the sentence. Well, no. Not really.
Nell Freudenberger opens Lost and Wanted with wicked good literary instinct: “In the first few months after Charlie died, I began hearing from her much more frequently.
A parent's worst nightmare is to have a child kidnapped. This is what happens to Claire Rawlings—times two.
“Hold Fast Your Crown thrives on Haenel’s buoyant prose, which remains unabashedly overstuffed and declamatory, pell-mell and poetic, throughout a weird and winding tale.”
“Matt's eyes were on me, but he was still looking right through me. ‘I think she's dead.’”