“Louise Kennedy’s brass tack writing takes center stage in each of her haunting short stories.
"The turnabout in Dubus’ new book is a realization by Lowe that the pit is of his own making, and he has to climb out of it himself—via acts of kindness and consideration."
The first of Ebru Ojen’s works to be translated from Turkish to English, Lojman conducts an unflinching taxonomy of a family’s descent to oblivion.
“The tales that populate Cleveland Noir are essentially about the haves, the have-nots, and the never-wills.”
A collection of ten short stories set in Brooklyn, NY, Witness: Stories is populated by characters navigating relationships with friends and family, both living and not.
"a brilliantly poetic translation . . . explored with biting humor and sharp wit."
"This is a short book, one in which every sentence deserves to be savored, one that holds hidden depths in the astute observations of a brilliant writer."
“for all its dramatically dystopian setup and sensuous descriptions, this novel falls surprisingly flat.”
“Kristen Loesch has written a masterly, unique, gripping novel.”
Fact: Global warming will cause rising temperatures and sea levels, stronger storms, desertification, water shortages, heat waves, flooding and more, creating innumerable “climate refugees.” Since
“The Rooftop Garden adroitly weaves the themes of friendship, responsibility, and climate change into an unlikely thriller.”
“The stakes get higher with the possibility of bringing back the pollinators and, literally, saving the world, and the story hurtles along in its final chapters.”
“Melinda Moustakis’ arrestingly vivid and richly realized new novel Homestead depicts the interior lives of two Alaskan homesteaders in the 1950s so convincingly that it often read
“The Laughter is a brilliant, totally absorbing character study.”
“this novel asks one of humanity’s most important questions . . .”
“A beautiful, compelling portrait of dance . . sure to become a book group favorite, rich in discussion topics that are as provocative as they are complex.”
“Diversions like this add the layers of human interest that make a Jeffery Deaver novel so much more than a page-turner.
“With powerful language, Usami reveals a terrifying world of teenage fan obsession.”
Liberation Day is inventive, provocative, difficult, interesting, and annoying.
“How does one read the face of a house?”
“Signal Fires is perfectly crafted and developed . . .”
In echoing Dickens, Barbara Kingsolver has written a social justice novel all her own, one only she could write, for our time and for the ages.
“Pure pleasure from first page to last. . . . All the joys of writing are richly displayed here, as is all their power to evoke and hold close.”
“The book’s suspense rests on whether and when Cal will finally turn to face his lifelong attacker. What will he lose, in what sequence? How humiliated and abased will he become?
“Cruz has created an unforgettable character in Cara. And readers will feel like they’ve made a new, fascinating friend.”