On page 66 of this slim novel, a character called Bolaño is quoted as saying: “Tell that stupid Arnold Bennet that all his rules about plot only apply to novels that are copies of other novels.” Pe
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."
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
One could scarcely choose a better book to ward off a dreary winter's day than this latest installment to the 44 Scotland Street series.
“On the one hand, there was the logic of the law, the science of criminology, the processes of adjudication. On the other, there was pain, murderous rage, death.”
This is a new publication of a mid-twentieth century work that will introduce a whole new generation to one of the greatest adventure stories ever.
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.
The joy of pulps is how some are so hard to categorize, case in point this terrific novel set in an alternate 1950s.
Redemption Falls is part two of Joseph O’Connor’s Irish American trilogy. It is a fictional post-Civil War tale set in the west, most likely Montana.
In recent years, Philip Roth has downsized.
Marta Scheider’s life story begins in the early 1900s, a period of hard times in Europe and in her Swiss homeland in particular.
Andrew Ervin’s debut, Extraordinary Renditions, is a triptych of novellas set in contemporary Budapest, a city that straddles not only the Danube but also the old world/new world divide.
Jeffrey Archer is the international best-selling author of numerous novels, Kane and Abel perhaps being the best known of his prolific works.
“An ambitious guy is not a good guy for long,” Medhat tells his friend Teymour, two young men who form a small group of lazy discontents, seeing the world as nothing but folly and toying with othe
With her last few novels, Ayelet Waldman has skillfully mapped the emotional journeys of self-aware, sensitive, and deeply grieving characters.
Already short-listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, Tom McCarthy’s new novel C is rightly deserving of the highest accolades, both on and off the literary podium.
Don DeLillo is a writer of contrasts, and none more so than the contrast between his sprawling, bestselling, summer-long-read Underworld and the lean skeleton-of-a-book, which is The B
The nature of change dictates that the person we become often looks back on the person we were with bewilderment.