“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?"
“It's an unforgettable experience. The author is an extraordinary writer . . .”
“Topics of Conversation is a smart, well-articulated and -designed novel.
Mason, Missouri, is a typical small town where everyone knows everyone—and their business, too.
“Peopled with strong female characters, A Single Thread is a tribute to those women who defied convention and dared to find happiness in a world that had nothing left to offer them
“Despite the seriousness of much of the content that the book hints at, this is a quick read for the last days of summer.”
“One murder, four confessors . . . what more does a good mystery need?”
Since childhood all Caroline Shelby has wanted to do is design and sew clothing.
When Emma London was ten, her mother committed suicide. Her paternal grandmother, Genevieve, took her in to raise her.
“How Could She is a poignant, relatable and, at times, terribly funny, novel about female friendship . . .”
“Sager fans and new readers alike will enjoy this heart-pounding thriller that cleverly weaves economic anxiety with something a whole lot darker.”
“Nancy Thayer, recognized for her enchanting beach reads, goes above and beyond with Surfside Sisters by offering a compelling and more spirited book than the usual summer novel.”
This book, final volume of a trilogy, has been hailed as “hilarious” and “comedic” and similar terms.
When Annie Taft was three years old, she and her mother Lydia went camping at nearby Eden Hill State Park in the small town of Ludlow, SC.
“For anyone who’s ever wanted to conquer the Big Apple, this novel allows a vicarious experience while witnessing close up the early saga of the force that Cosmopolitan became for
“Hyde is a master at mining the emotional depths of her characters and bringing them out the other side.”
“The Last Year of the War is timely and important today, when thousands of would-be immigrants from Latin America are cruelly being held in detention centers or de
“An intense story of survival, hardship, and heartbreak, The Things We Cannot Say is sure to evoke emotion in even the most cynical reader.”
“With Kinsella’s typical warmth, wit and moments of true, laugh-out-loud hilarity, I Owe You One is another winner from a true master of the feel-
It's every parent's nightmare to discover their child has gone missing, but more heartrending is entrusting your youngster to a friend only to learn they've either been abducted or run away.