“Well written and engaging, this debut novel . . . takes us through the mind of a woman teetering on the edge of madness. . . . always entertaining.”
“As a novel about a woman putting her life back together after a midlife crisis, Vanity Fare is a fun, witty book with an engaging heroine.”
“Priscille Sibley is courageous . . . both an excellent storyteller and a competent clinical writer. May this be the first of many Sibley novels.”
“Ms. Olds always writes from the gut and sometimes the heart in intimate images that often disturb as much as reveal.”
“Ms. Serber plays it too safely, hugging the shore, refusing to launch boldly out to sea.”
“An engaging read with well-developed characters . . .”
“. . . rich in history, steeped in family tradition, and full of emotion—a lesson in practiced elegance.”
“Mark Haddon is a talented novelist who knows how to create sympathetic, fallible, fumbling, well meaning, real characters . . .”
“These stories torment readers with the possibilities and unfulfilled potential . . .”
“. . . hits the mark . . .”
“It is through the character of the dead artist that Ms. McLean powers into the explosive ending, leaving us quiet, contemplative, and waiting for her next book.”
“Self-plagiarism aside, what Skinnydipping lacks is artistry.”
“. . . an exciting and original new voice.”
“Three friends share their fears and secrets making More Like Her an intense contemporary novel of kinship—and learning the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fen
“Janyce Stefan-Cole may not have had a tight hold on the reins in this novel, but there are numerous implied promises that there are stronger works waiting to roll off her keyboard.”
“In the end the real question is: What would happen if we were to throw away caution and good sense and choose instead to enjoy a moment—albeit a delectable one—in time?
“As with most of Ms. Roberts’ series, it’s visits with the characters they have come to know and love. It’s over. But at least these characters ended up happy ever after.”
“This tender, coming of age debut novel is seasoned throughout with similes and metaphors, adding spice to the characters and the description of this scenic yet secluded setting.
“Always Coca-Cola’s best moments illustrate the fault-line between tradition and modernity . . .
“Ms. Pinneo shouldn’t give up.
“Each author tells the tale of a separate character, each in her own unique voice, somehow seamlessly meshing the four together and thus allowing the story to flow and blossom.
The Christmas Wedding introduces us to Gaby Summerhill, a lifelong resident of Stockbridge Massachusetts.
“Grief never ceases to transform.”
“Despite coming in at just under 500 pages, If This Is Paradise, I Want My Money Back seems to go by in a flash.
“Wishes and Stitches delivers a heroine with enough issues to be convincingly difficult to love, a hero who’s immensely likeable, several steamy love scenes, and a comfortably fami