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.
While it seems to be universally the case that authors would rather have their books written about than not, it is also the case that it is sometimes better not to review a given book than to revie
“Havana Libre works well as a sociological commentary, but as a mystery novel or a thriller, it’s a dud.”
October–November 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik coup d’etat that brought communism to power in Russia.
“Hers is a dark, unerring vision. We can expect more great work from this audaciously talented author.”
"uneven as a work of literature, but its ideas are worth engaging."
For the past two decades Israeli companies have dominated the moving industry in New York City, and the sight of Israeli men in their early 20s loading furniture and belongings onto or off of truck
“From Italy’s agricultural heartland, largely an autodidact, Walter Ferranini doubts the sincerity of claims for the dignity accorded labor by ideological spokesmen for the post-war communist regim
College campuses are in the news for various reasons these days, student rights and racism on the top of that list.