“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.”
This short story collection by Newbery Award-winner Madeleine L’Engle, published posthumously by her granddaughter, is aimed more at L’Engle scholars and devoted fans than recreational readers fami
“it’s the perennial conflict between motherhood and career, but not the way most readers might expect.”
“Overall, this is a reasonably good story that could have been much stronger. . . . The ending ties everything together but feels too pat and maybe a little too cute.
“a story of an obsessive friendship that is strong enough to survive death—and what happens in its aftermath.”
Everyone is familiar with the question "Where do you want to be in five years?"
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“Topics of Conversation is a smart, well-articulated and -designed novel.