Jillian Cantor’s novel The Fiction Writer starts out with this premise: Olivia Fitzgerald is a writer—a once successful writer, but her most recent story, Becky, is a takeoff on D
“above all, The Vulnerables, like many of Sigrid Nunez’s other exceptional writings, is about what it means to be human.”
“this compelling novel explores important themes such as colonialism, friendship, religion, and the meaning of ‘doing good.’”
“In a business in which feminine beauty is what they’re selling, both Arden and Rubenstein eschewed those qualities society deemed feminine.”
“an original and powerful novel that a reader won’t easily forget.”
Told through multiple perspectives, Leslie Rasmussen’s novel focuses on two protagonists, Katie and Rachel, who are charming and relatable.
“Despite its flaws, the book ultimately succeeds in getting the reader to root for Grace.”
Not for the first time, Nan Fischer has delivered an impressive tour de force of a novel with a finely plotted storyline and a host of believable charac
“intriguing, thought provoking . . . Rea Frey breathes life into universal themes concerning love, family, parenthood, forgiveness, grief, and second chances.”
“This book belongs on the shelf until the next library book sale.”
“A Place to Land is an engaging book with enough intrigue . . . to stand alone and keep you guessing . . .”
“The engrossing plot, richly drawn characters, and underlying horror make this a book that lingers in the reader’s mind . . .”
Internet blogs have become popular, and Hollis Shaw, living in Wellesley, MA, is amazed by how her food blog, Hungry with Hollis, has taken off.
“Fast-paced and fun to read, this tale told from an elder's point of view gives excellent insight into what many of us will deal with as we age.”
“an electrifying read.”
"a master storyteller"
This is the story of Sallie Kincaid and her family. And oh, what a family.
“Black's work is leaping ahead in power and energy, and Night Flight to Paris is one of the notable thrillers of the season.”
“The significance of the dreams and the meaningful role they play in the plot is well done as is the blending of Cree mythology. . . . .
“WW II’s worldwide impact, V-Day, and the role of women in the workplace are depicted alongside the use of animals for testing, and the thwarted attempt and eventual recall of the first mas
“this novel asks one of humanity’s most important questions . . .”
“this debut is a page-turner that will keep the reader . . . glued . . .”
The Mitford Affair, an historical novel, begins in July 1932 and follows the aristocratic Mitford family through April 1941, as Britain recovers from World War I and reluctantly plunges in
“a rich tapestry of a book . . .”
“Alpsten does an excellent job providing vivid characterization and detail. As a result, Tsarina’s Daughter is an engaging novel that blends fact and fiction . . .”