“an electrifying novel . . .”
“The writing is vivid in the descriptions of village life in Oman . . .”
“a page-turner . . . the two stories intertwine ingeniously.”
“The Narrowboat Summer is a story about a journey through the twisting, turning canals of England as well as a journey through the twisting, turning phases of life
Calla Henkel’s debut novel has a lot to please readers who want a heavy party scene, a frothy narrative that pulses with a heavy metal beat.
“The stark and concise portrayal of the pandemic gives food for thought about what exactly matters most in one's life.”
At age 50, Amberrose Murphy lives the good life as a meteorologist in Palm Springs, California.
“abundance of heart . . .”
“a reminder that the right to vote was not a thing given, but a battle hard fought and won.”
Did you ever believe your life was perfect only to find out it's not? Cassie Costas's life in Manhattan is wonderful.
Meeting in Positano: A Novel by Goliarda Sapienza (1924–1996) is a disorienting experience for anyone who likes their fact and fiction to be distinct genres.
“If you have two days that you’re not using for anything in particular—well, even if you have plans, put them away, pick up this book—they will be two days well spent.”
In Marisa Silver’s book, The Mysteries, she tackles the conundrum of relationships—of family, of friends, of children, of adults. And therein lies the mystery of the title.
The question of literature composed in a second language is a vexed and interesting one.
“A dark and twisted but riveting story.”
“Dalton has created a page-turning thriller with undertones of contemporaneous, serious, societal, and academic issues.”
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.
“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.
“The Friendship List is a sassy, sensuous tale about two women who discover their femininity for the first time.
Willa and Harper Lakey are as close as two sisters could be, even considering their dissimilar personalities.
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.
Natalie Harper hates her job at Pinnacle Fine Wines in Sonoma County, California, but the pay and benefits are worth it.
“two generations come to understand each other and find the true meaning of family.”
“Traveling Kate’s journey with her offers insightful experience many readers will relate to, expressed through some delightfully snappy prose.”
“the unique personalities of the complex characters along with a bit of mystery make this an involving read.”