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.
Still Missing is Chevy Stevens’s debut novel—it is that good. Stevens writes as if she has been doing it for years.
I must begin by declaring a huge appreciation of Lorrie Moore’s writing, impatiently waiting for her to produce another book since the publication of Birds of America in 1998.
Martyrdom Street, by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, is an interesting and informative book about life in Iran and America during the Revolution and after the Iran-Iraq War from about 1979 to 1993
People in the entertainment business realize their lives rotate between being overwhelmed with work or the silent lull in-between jobs. That is the situation for Margot and Max.
“. . . that was all hindsight, and hindsight wasn’t just twenty-twenty. Hindsight wrapped everything in sunshine. It got in your eyes and
Maeve Connelly has spent most of her mid-twenties drifting through life, unsure of what it has to offer beyond her collection of funky knee socks and her beloved bird, Oliver.
“I wondered what he knew about the family; what he didn’t know. What family he lived in. My mind wandered around.”