Ms. Glass’s talent lies in writing about the complexities of family dynamics. The Widower’s Tale is her fourth novel and takes place in an idyllic, suburban Boston community.
An arrogant talking head has just humiliated his well-meaning director, Henry, in front of his crew.
“Tracing our steps from the beginning / Until they vanished into the air / Trying to understand how our lives had led us there.”—Jackson Browne
“Occasionally the literary world is treated to a book that seems to have been written with divine inspiration.
Taroko Gorge is Jacob’s debut novel. The setting is Taiwan’s National Park and the story is littered with a cast of international characters.
Readers be warned: this review of Bryan Batt’s She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother, will violate the first rule of book reviewing laid down by John Updike: “Try to understand what the author
Bloomsbury USA, September 2009 Ms. Randall has crafted a fascinating and serious novel of the 20th Century Civil Rights movement.
Ann Brashares’ latest novel, My Name Is Memory, is the perfect melding of historical and contemporary fiction.
Marcel Möring’s In a Dark Wood is a highly literary, imaginative, and experimental novel that explores large themes—including Jewish identity after the Holocaust and the search for meaning
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.”
Aharon Appelfeld’s Blooms of Darkness (originally published in 2006 as Pirkhei Ha’afeilah) conveys the Shoah experiences of Hugo, an eleven-year-old Jewish boy who witnesses the
There is nothing more frightening than a woman scorned, especially if said woman also has access to the Internet and boasts a very colorful vocabulary to boot.
A Phrase Book for Spiritual Emergencies is a series of slices of life followed by essays.
You know something’s up when the publisher has a name like “Exterminating Angel,” and the book’s dedication page says the author “intends no disrespect. . . .
Nicholas Evans is not a prolific writer. Not when compared to other writers of a similar standing who, like he, can generally be counted upon to shift a good number of books.
Tears of the Mountain follows Jeremiah McKinley as he negotiates the Centennial Independence Day, July 4, 1876.
In her long and prolific career, Cynthia Ozick has created a literary oeuvre of impressive complexity in the form of essays, short stories, novellas, drama, and poetry, ornamented with five delirio
In post-apocalyptic Africa in the Seven Rivers Kingdom, there are two peoples: the Nuru and the Okeke.
“The heart asks pleasure first, and then excuse from pain.”—Emily Dickinson
“God, if He was anything, was the answer to the mystery of why you got sick. . . .”—Joshua Ferris
When reading Gina Ochsner’s The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight, I kept asking myself what, exactly, this book is. It is a parable, limned with metaphors? Is it magical realism?
In the historical novel, The Fort, Bernard Cornwall brings the reader another tale of the American Revolution.
Artists don’t always think the same as the general public. What makes them special is their viewpoint of the world.
That these poems are so simple to read is an indication of the labor and talent that went into writing them.