“Strout, once again, demonstrates that she certainly knows human nature.”
“There is hope and there is escape to be found on a road that can be violent and vicious. Proceed with caution when reading The Hated Ones. But proceed.
Dave Eggers’ 2013 dystopian satire, The Circle, imagined a Google-cum-Facebook corporation, the Circle, bullying a tech-dazzled world into embracing its own servitude.
“When Wayland becomes convinced that he’s witnessed some sleight of hand—that the death he witnessed was not his father’s but someone else’s—his passionate defense of the theory is based on
“Jo Hamya’s highly impressive, smart, and sophisticated debut novel Three Rooms is a contemporary response to Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own.”
“Talk to Me is an engrossing, thought-provoking read.”
“The writing alone is a wonder and a fitting coda for the career of this great writer who led the parade of extremely talented writers coming out of post-independence Niger
“A tour de force about failure and success, connection and isolation, about how we shape our lives by the stories we tell about them, and, ultimately, how stories redeem us.”
“A beautiful evocation of what women can achieve and what they can mean to each other.”
“eminently readable, and its emotional effects linger beyond the last page.”
“abundance of heart . . .”
With his fourth novel, Wiley Cash demonstrates once again a breadth of compassion, an awareness of the intricacies of most of his character, and a willingness to end a story on an unexpected note.
“Lean Fall Stand is a narrative about hope, surrender, and possibilities. Jon McGregor is an extraordinary writer, a shepherd of perfect prose.”
"We take for granted the plants and animals with whom we share our environment, even as we steadily destroy it.
“Harlem Shuffle, a captivating crime novel from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, renders 1960s Harlem in vivid and evocative detail, simmering with
“The real magician here is Toibin, who conjures up the complexity of the times and a rich cast of characters.”
“Sally Rooney doesn’t repeat herself. Rather, she is a pentimento artist, building a familiar world in a way that makes it feel boldly new.”
“A Play for the End of the World deserves credit for finding common humanity among three very different cultures, while telling a compelling story.”
“Turnbull’s prose is captivating, poetic without being pretentious, a pleasure to read. . . . A stunning, enthralling novel.”
“Even as The Peculiarities veers far from the Benjamin Weaver template into strange and unsettling new terrain, infused with dark magic and vivid body horror, it should delight and
“The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois is a serious novel, a terrible but ultimately uplifting saga . . .”
“Another Kind of Eden is a challenging tale by an accomplished master of crime fiction.”
“Exquisite pacing . . . a masterful artist.”