“there is a good deal to get excited about in pondering the future work of Chanelle Benz.”
“I am a refugee who, like many others, has never ceased being a refugee in some corner of my mind.”
Enigma Variations, the new novel by Andre Aciman, who previously presented us with that peach of a tale, Call Me By Your Name, has been packaged strangely.
Neil Connelly's sixth book, In the Wake of Our Vows, is a collection of short stories that deals primarily—in often unique and humorous ways—with relationships.
Crime fiction and suspense author Lawrence Block has been publishing for more than 50 years, and his latest offering is a case study in the crafting of a successful anthology of fiction: begin with
“ambitious and thought provoking.”
Slipping is a collection of Lauren Beukes’ previously published shorter works that shows off her skill across a range of genres.
“Walker’s stories intersect the tipping point when big city gay life went from carefree hedonism and glitzy self–indulgence to the moment when self–satisfied habitués of the demi–monde bega
One could compare the artistic career of Clarence Major to that of musical genius Miles Davis. Major has always been miles ahead of other African American writers.
“Spanning a variety of styles and subjects, Bell’s tales are all told in a distinctly confident and haunting voice . . .”
On a routine visit to Belgium to buy 20 million pounds of wheat, a Moroccan government official finds his trousers have disappeared.
On the back cover of Ninety-Nine Stories of God, by (as her publicity packet references) “Pulitzer and National Book Award finalist” Joy Williams, author Chuck Palahniuk (who wrote Fig
Is there poetry after Auschwitz? Is there horror after the massacre in Orlando?
What a strange and wonderful book this is. Mashup is a collection of stories, as the title indicates, based on famous first lines.
“Rao demonstrates her enormous power, summing up the complexities of an entire life in diamond-cut sharp scenes and dialogue.”
This is the latest entry in an ongoing anthology series of original stories inspired by the work and worlds of weird fiction author H. P. Lovecraft. Renowned Lovecraft scholar and editor S. T.
Location, location, location—geography can determine not only the cost of our homes but also where we feel at home.
“Hardcastle is clearly a talent worth watching . . .”
“sure to entertain and dazzle all who take in its exceptionally crafted words.”
Good news and bad news. Such is life.
Following in the footsteps of Isaac Beshevis Singer and Shalom Aleichem, Helen Maryles Shankman is an exquisite storyteller of early 20th century Eastern European Jewish life.
Jewish Noir isn’t for the faint-hearted nor is it for the typical noir fan, and not due to the Judaic symbolism, mythology, or history, but rather because Jewish noir, as it is defined by
The small town of Arvida, Quebec, becomes the focal point for Samuel Archibald's haunting short story collection.
“a solid short story collection . . .”
“cerebral horror, the subtleties of dark thrills . . .”
Had Nora Ephron’s title Crazy Salad not already been taken, it might well have been better applied to this collection of American short stories of the past century than it was to Ephron’s