“No Rest for the Dead . . . not an anthology, but a single story with each author handling a chapter—a literary game of Telephone. . . .
“Ms. Woods does get her point across: More often than not, the heart does indeed rule the head.”
“. . . a coherent and compelling—not to mention inventive—page-turner. . . .
“On Canaan’s Side’s climactic pages glow with wonder and terror.”
“. . . it is clearly Ms. Benedict’s intention to turn stereotypes upside down, make readers squirm, and yet still keep them reading. Ms.
“Perhaps Land that I Love would have succeeded in another vehicle. As a graphic novel, one can see its over-the-top explanations and absurd characters working quite well.
“despite everything, our sympathies remain clearly and profoundly with Blanca, regardless of her culminating acts.
“Mr. Lerner can set aside the self-doubt: Leaving the Atocha Station proves he’s a droll and perceptive observer, and a first-rate novelist.”
“Altogether, this is an admirable work of fiction, a compelling story told beautifully.”
“This family is so real, so understandable, so in need of comfort each in their own way, that we want to embrace them in their grief, applaud their reconciliations, and learn from their lov
“Faces in the Sand is a story of lost love, the terror of war, and one child who wishes to pull all of the pieces together. The ending is shocking and penetrating. . . .
“House of Holes—without much question the most explicit novel ever released by a mainstream publisher—exists less to provoke than to throw down some kind of gauntlet, shatter any l
“. . . head-spinning, rope-clutching, canvas gnashing . . . a hilarious contemporary farce, . . . genuinely hilarious. . . .
“Sadly, the elements that would have made this a more compelling novel remain missing. That which we are hoping to understand, unfortunately, still remains unsaid.”
“Pretty is ex-pretty girl Bebe Baker’s story. . . . Bebe’s in-your-face voice is one of the novel’s strengths. . . . At times Bebe is maddening, but in Ms.
“. . . so powerful and gripping . . . The quality—the immediacy—of Josh Rolnick’s prose stuns. . . . eight brilliant works of short fiction.”
“[a] well-crafted, beautifully written, and engaging mystery. . . . Carson Morton is, quite frankly, a masterful storyteller.”
“. . . a unique premise for a murder investigation. . . . compulsively readable. . . . the mystery of the mind has surely been solved.”
“. . . an important historical work of fiction.
“Hell Ship is riveting, pulling you through the story with raw emotions that are both familiar and strange.
“I Knew You’d Be Lovely is an impressive offering, from a strong new voice, of stories about life’s desperation.”
“Leanna Ellis skillfully writes quirky, paranormal teen fiction with a splash of romance, nicely gathering up all her plot threads by the concluding pages.
The Gilded Shroud is a romance with a mystery, not to be confused with a mystery that has a romance. Every genre has rules that are followed.
“Nemonymous Night is not an easy read; however—and here’s the rub—it’s entirely readable.”
“In her new book, The Art of Saying Goodbye, Ellyn Bache focuses on friendships, family, and life in a close-knit suburb in a very real way. . . .