“has greater resonance, the characters are older, have lived more, have more to say. As a result, the stories are . . . more rewarding . . .”
“a chilling story of identity and what happens when a person’s self-reality is voluntarily submerged with another’s.”
You like this character, she’s under your skin; you want to go on this journey with her. And then she says, “I’ve decided to die.” It’s only page 27.
“This delightful Christmas story can be enjoyed any time of the year.”
“What distinguishes Goodnight Beautiful is Molloy’s spectacular feat of misdirection and uncanny success in unfolding revelations that are surprising yet believable from the early
Daughters of the Wild has an intriguing, deeply marketable premise: oppressed and repressed girls, isolated from the outside world, “tending a mysterious plant called the Vine of Heaven” i
“. . . supremely skilled writing even though the plot goes missing in action early on.”
This is an odd duck of a book, no question about it.
How many who have been forced to deal with a life crisis can start over—and in a tropical setting, no less? Irene Steele’s life is turned upside down after learning
What would you do if you were in a plane crash, but managed to survive? Being so close to death, it's only logical anyone would reassess their life.
“Suspense the way it's meant to be, bit by bit, drop by drop.”
“deeply evocative, eminently readable . . .”
“The Paris Children is a page-turning and inspiring story of how courage and family ties can survive even the worst of evil.”
“Skill and craftsmanship ooze from this beautiful novel. It would be a cliché to just say that it’s well written because that wouldn’t do the book full justice.
“You’ll open this novel because of history, read on because of story, and close it knowing more about your own life, right here, right now.”
“A steady undercurrent of tension runs through The Frightened Ones as Suleima’s relationship with her inner world and the one around her are constantly on the point of fracturing.”
“Powerful and compelling, the prose gets to the heart of parenting as well as self-doubt, anxiety, and heartbreak—a read many parents, especially those who have endured difficult deliveries
“Kosa blends secrets, lies, revenge, and deceit into a complex stunner of a book.”
What’s new and especially refreshing about Diane Cook’s new novel, The New Wilderness, are the finely drawn women characters, especially Bea and Agnes, refugees from “The City,” who are ca
“A new entrant in the unlikely but burgeoning genre of Holocaust romance fiction . . .”
“The Friendship List is a sassy, sensuous tale about two women who discover their femininity for the first time.
“In this case, fiction gives a much truer representation of humans behind the news than the supposedly factual media do.”
The literary rumor mill portrays Naoise Dolan as the new Sally Rooney, and that suggestion alone might push a writer onto the bestseller list these days.
Willa and Harper Lakey are as close as two sisters could be, even considering their dissimilar personalities.
“This is an unexpected novel, full of philosophical questions about how we become who we are, what it takes to become someone else, and how much power others hold
Jane, the so-called “Pizza Girl” of this debut novel by Jean Kyoung Frazier, lives in her own head. She works at a takeout pizza joint, delivering pizzas to a regular crew of characters.