“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
"We take for granted the plants and animals with whom we share our environment, even as we steadily destroy it.
“beautifully written. Thomson is a master of description, often erotic description.”
“Whether Jim Shepard is a prophet or just a great writer with a clever concept, we’ll probably never really know.
A powerful #ownvoices #livedexperience autobiographical picture book, Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman is the story, told in reverse chronological order, about how
“For those who want a close-up portrait of a complex society with a rich history and plenty of contradictions, My Old Home is an excellent place to begin.”
The Twilight Zone is a novel about the long and brutal dictatorship led by Augusto Pinochet in Chile from 1973 to 1990, yes.
I’m Staying Here is a simple title surrounding a profoundly moving story about ordinary people trying to live their lives as farmers, as they have for centuries. It’s 1923.
Can a novel be about a moment? About a group of people, unique and familiar at the same time, living through that moment that doesn’t yet have a name or any one specific date?
“packed with crucial climate-change information framed in fairly comprehensible terms. . . .
“Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?”
“Accept that you might have conventional horizons. Stop asking for life to be a poem. Why is it so difficult to speak plainly without allusions to books, films, and art?”
“Winter Counts is a notable debut by an author who clearly has many important and insightful things to say about life on the reservation.”
“Brad Thor has mastered the art of the thriller cliffhanger, and readers will definitely be grateful to have this particular arc brought to a close, as well as wondering where Scot Harvath
If you follow American politics with more than a cursory glance, and who doesn’t these days, it may strike you as odd that someone would try to write a novel of political satire set within and cent
“Brian Castleberry, . . . has done a masterful job of weaving his complex pattern with a momentum that never flags.
“Crain’s gift is in analyzing intense human relationships.”
“Arianna Dagnino is to be complimented on her storytelling ability. She describes the beauty of South Africa through the careful choice of words, providing a cultural educa
“A pleasant page-turner with an important reminder about the value of social activism.”
Ma Jian’s China Dream is a dissident novel in all senses of the term. It’s a novel written by a dissident: “every novel [Ma has] written has been banned in the mainland.
“The Daughter’s Tale is a brilliant, engrossing, immersive novel with extremely compelling characters.
“An undercurrent of slow dread seems to permeate the small, inconsequential details of daily routine, throwing into stark relief the paranoias that are lurking close to the surface.”
“Not only did this novel . . .
“a perfect read in today's political climate.”
Alpha: Abidjan to Paris tells the story of the refugees’ struggle from up close and personal through the character of Alpha, a cabinet maker in the Cote d'Ivore, the Ivory Coast.