“this debut is a page-turner that will keep the reader . . . glued . . .”
Winter finds us back in Marshbury, MA, as Noreen Kelly meets up with her buddies, Tess and Rosie, for their usual pre-dawn hikes.
“What saves this book, in addition to the passages of Ash’s powerful voice, are the characters. They are all original, fully imagined human beings, likable in different ways.”
“Some of it Was Real is a beautiful, well-written, and well-structured novel that is easily worthy of five stars.”
“an intellectually engaging and psychologically probing novel about a family returning from a dark place to a better one.”
When one thinks about beach reads, Elin Hilderbrand inevitably comes to mind as the author of many satisfying novels that take the reader to Nantucket's historic and well-known island.
What could be more fun and exciting than being single and having a thriving business located right on the California waterfront?
“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.