Despite recently winning the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, Solar isn’t really a comic novel, at least, not in the Tom Sharpe or Douglas Adams style.
It may not be the most eloquent way to say it, but this book is sure as hell good. As the main character (Ellie Cooper) might exclaim, “God damn right I’ll keep playing.
In Dublin, a well-known newspaper editor called Cartwright is found dead, suicide suspected.
I’m a sucker for Rashomon-style novels that tell the same tale from multiple viewpoints. Colum McCann does it particularly well in Let the Great World Spin.
Homesick is a warm, embracing novel that captures how, lacking clear boundaries, Israeli neighbors observe one another’s private lives close up.
This charming book consists of two novellas; the first is Feeding Mrs.
Identity and the way people develop a persona to deal with the world is the main theme of this novel.
As Sara Gruen’s bestselling book Water for Elephants prepares for its debut on the big screen, Gruen once again grabs audiences with her fourth novel, a work of impeccable research and ama
“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.
We crave radiance in this austere world,light in the spiritual darkness.Learning is the one perfect religion,its path correct, narrow, certain, straight.
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.
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.
The Sex Pistols are screaming in the ears of this reviewer’s headset (with the volume on full blast) as he sits in a geodesic dome made by Buckminster Fuller.
It’s impossible to avoid comparisons between The Astronomer, Lawrence Goldstone’s deft historical thriller, and that familiar blockbuster, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
Hamlet’s Gertrude. The Taming of the Shrew’s Katherina.
Bob Dylan’s album John Wesley Harding was released in 1967. Susan Streeter Carpenter’s debut novel, Riders on the Storm, is set in Cleveland in 1968.
Is Anne Tyler feeling her age? Arriving at her late sixties after four decades of writing exquisitely observed novels about the challenges and triumphs of middle class families, Ms.
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.
In this innovative novel, the author makes all too clear the impossibility of a divorced father’s leading a normal life while playing professional baseball.
A doff of the hat to the powers-that-be at Dutton for having the courage in this economy, and the faith in Mr.