Drawn to the hallucinatory, enchanted by the morbid, the gothic sensibility mixes incarceration with necromancy, technology with architecture, vampires with séances.
“Most of our fears are petty and small. . . .
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.
An Unfinished Score begins with our viola-player protagonist, Suzanne, learning about her lover’s tragic death from a radio announcement as she’s having dinner with her composer husband, B
A Chesapeake Shores Christmas, book number four in Ms. Woods’s series, examines the lives of Mick and Megan O’Brien, a middle-aged couple, divorced for several years.
The fine and noble tradition of protest poetry is in safe, strong hands with this latest collection from Thomas Sayers Ellis.
Incest, murder, and a devastating fire come too late in this noir novel to make it a good read. This is unfortunate, because the writer has obvious talent.
The Blending Time is aimed at ages 12 and up, but there are parts that seem shocking in the context of a YA novel—shocking in the context of reality—even though they’re obviously references to even
“I, Edwin Newton Cheek, rode off to war that spring I was eleven, in the warm fly-buzzing days—in the spring of the lush lilacs, 1861.
In the wee hours of a London morning, a wealthy, elderly man, Frank Schoeller, is brutally attacked in his home.
The search for the truth can often be elusive. The truth itself can be devastating.
She did it! She really did it! Ms.
This is the final installment of the Last Round-Up trilogy that began in 1999 with A Star Called Henry and continued with 2004’s Oh, Play That Thing. Spanning nearly the
Erika Meyer sure found an unusual focal point for her novel Strangers in America.
Shortly before his death, the comedian and social critic, George Carlin, decried the “pussification of the American male.” Carlin was complaining about the rise of materialistic, metro-sexual men i
Maggie Pouncey is bringing back language, slow and careful language. It’s the type of language that began to disappear in the 1960s.
Martyrdom Street, by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, is an interesting and informative book about life in Iran and America during the Revolution and after the Iran-Iraq War from about 1979 to 1993
How to Read the Air finds Dinaw Mengestu building on many of the themes that made his debut novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, both a delight and a sorrow to read.
Further Adventures in the Restless Universe is a small book, a mere one hundred pages. But what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in literary content.
Epitaph Road is the latest in a string of successful young adult novels by David Patneaude.
Bloodroot stabs at the heart. Its sap drips blood red with beauty, and, if you use it right, poison.
Halfway through Steve Martin’s third novel, An Object of Beauty, his anti-heroine Lacey Yeager discovers she may be implicated in a major art theft involving stolen works by Vermeer and Rembrandt T
Patrick and Margaret had been together for two years. When Patrick had the opportunity to go to Kenya to study tropical diseases, he asked her to go with him.
This is Benjamin Percy’s first novel following his successful short story collections Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Carnegie Mellon, 2006).
History seems to collide with the present and manifest itself physically in this novel. “Mountain Spirits” and even an occasional ghost also glide through the pages.