Early in Jessica Hagedorn’s fourth novel, Toxicology, filmmaker Mimi Smith is confronted on a New York subway by a poetry-spouting homeless man who asks her “Can you help me out with some
Here we are in the time of our aging baby-boomers.
The publisher is billing Madison Smartt Bell’s latest novel as a “taut, terrifying tale,” and one that “will appeal to readers of James Ellroy and Cormac McCarthy.” That brought two problems to bea
To the reader, the act of reading a good novel is not unlike taking a Sunday drive.
Fans of Ms. Macomber’s contemporary fiction will be delighted with this newest release of her Blossom Street series.
In her first novel, Victoria Patterson returns to Newport Beach, California, the setting of her linked story collection, Drift.
Ah, angst. When women are stressed out and dealing with emotional, life changing events, they tend to worry themselves to no end.
Frank Wildermuth fell in love with Gert Murphy, and then, in a strange twist of fate, marries her sister Clara.
Do men really find women who knit sexy?
In her debut book The Daughters, Joanna Philbin introduced us to three best friends: Carina, daughter of one of the richest men in the world; Hudson, daughter of a famous pop star; and Liz
If you’ve read The Dive from Clausen’s Pier or Songs Without Words, you are familiar with Ann Packer’s talent for restrained, transparent, beautiful prose.
Lucy Jarrett receives word that her mother has been in an accident. She feels bound to leave Japan for home after an absence of ten years.
The structure of Born Under a Lucky Moon is determined by Jeannie Thompson, the heroine, who goes back and forth relating the events of her life during two years, 1986 and 2006, and gives
If Specters were as good as its opening line “The valley was full of ghosts” it could have been intriguing, but it is not.
How many wonder what their life would be like if they chose a different path? This is the crux of Ellen Meister’s riveting novel, The Other Life.
“The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”—Thomas Hobbes, English political philosopher (1588-–1679), The Leviathan
Nora MacKenzie lost everything.
Jimmy and Jack Sullivan, members of the band the Unknown Souls, travel the bar and club circuit hoping to make it big.
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The Island, Hilderbrand’s ninth novel, takes place on tiny private Tuckernuck Island, meshing with Nantucket, the setting of her previous books.
“The sins of a family always fall on the daughter.”—P. F. Sloan
The Brown Decision in 1954 by the Supreme Court ordered an end to segregation. Schools were mandated to integrate. Eight years later, 1962, nothing had changed in Jackson, Mississippi.
How does a successful author follow up mega-wattage success? That question has plagued best-selling writers since they started keeping track of book sales.
Mullaby, North Carolina, is a sleepy town full of the rich scent of barbecue and the sound of closely kept secrets, secrets that glow in the dark and smell of sparkling sugar and vanilla.
Full and proper character development appears to be becoming a lost art in fiction, but author Christina Baker Kline does her bit to revive the art in the intriguing novel Bird in Hand.