Blue Has No South, Alex Epstein’s first book to be translated into English, is a book of 114 surreal, absurd, and/or paradoxical very short stories or flash fiction.
“I am so tired of being Alice in Wonderland.”—Alice Liddell
Julie Carr’s ability to convey the raw emotion of despair taps into a universal experience of suffering and loss.
The prose of Joyce Carol Oates has long established her as a living national treasure.
The edition of Siegfried Follies by Richard Alther that this reviewer recently read could use a thorough revision.
In a vastly different narrative than what readers have come to expect from bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund, Adam & Eve takes readers on an epic journey of extraterrestrial and religious p
Bloomsbury, February 2008
There is much richness and beauty contained in this very short book. Shibli has an exquisite grasp of language that allows her to say a vast amount without writing much at all.
Annabelle McKay is a student at U.C. Santa Barbara when she meets her future husband, Grant, at a students’ apartment eviction party in Isla Vista.
This is the story of fifteen-year-old Rutka, a Polish girl orphaned by the Holocaust. Virtually all of her tight-knit Jewish family has been murdered.
Lexie Sinclair’s mundane life during the early 1950s is about to take off like a rocket.
In a gritty and yet honest portrayal of teenage life, the truth is not always what we might wish for or want to acknowledge.
Rockin’ the Bronx is a tragic tale of home-from-home and heartbreak.
In Dublin, a well-known newspaper editor called Cartwright is found dead, suicide suspected.
Imagine 1984 as narrated by Holden Caulfield. Imagine Caliban performing a star turn in a Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Every week, tens of thousands of NASCAR fans line sweltering racetracks in hopes of being up close when a spectacular crash occurs.
“We got what we needed.”
Beyond Those Distant Stars is science fiction that plays well to a female audience. The heroine, Stella McMasters, is a cyborg.
Across the “pond” and beyond, A Thousand Cuts, by Londoner Simon Lelic not only emulates the headlines, it dissects them by exploring the views and theories of those observers and amateur
A leading Spanish postmodernist novelist paraphrases, summarizes, and cites James Joyce’s modernist “mistresspiece,” most-loved of all that Irishman’s works.
If you enjoy vain, idle, narcissistic characters similar to those in The Great Gatsby, then pick up Martin Amis’s The Pregnant Widow and put yourself inside the head of Keith Near
". . . examines the intersection of the development of personal identity with cultural identity and even political identity."
The nature of change dictates that the person we become often looks back on the person we were with bewilderment.
A fitting book to read this dystopian and perilous autumn of 2010, The Witch of Hebron has the required elements of Halloween, harvest, and societal collapse.
Imagine a world with no sunlight, where groceries stores, clean running water and electricity exist almost exclusively in your memories.