“the suspenseful action and Hausman’s engaging prose make Sleepless worth the effort.”
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“It is in death that we become meaningless . . . but the living will continue to seek their destinies.”
“Few fiction writers have captured the trauma of India’s partition as powerfully as Saadat Hasan Manto, called ‘the undisputed master of the modern Indian short story’ by Salman Rushdie.”
“this novel offers the pleasures of a poetic travelogue and an homage to a place and culture . . .”
“A character study of one woman’s humanity and sacrifice.”
“Layered and lethal . . . The only thing better than the pleasure of this suspenseful and tightly plotted ‘Scandi noir’ investigation is knowing there’s a sequel on the way.”
Disquiet by Zulfu Livaneli, Turkey’s bestselling author as well as noted political advocate, is a short but powerful novel that might well be described as a political treatise wrapped in a
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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.
“For most immigrants, the streets of America’s urban communities were paved with stones, not gold.”
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How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House is the type of novel you finish and then return to Chapter One to begin again.
This is the latest in Akashic Books city noir series set in Africa. The 13 stories visit various locations in Accra, all of which show the poverty but hope of the people who survive there.
“The Danger of Smoking in Bed underlines the darkness of evil.
“The Children’s Train is a sympathetic, well-crafted novel filled with vacation-worthy sights and authentic experiences from an Italy that balances folk tradition with modernity.”
“With its hint of the occult and a powerful storyline, The Witch Hunter is a thoroughly chilling thriller making a solid entry as a first novel in a new series.”
“a short, charmingly absurd portrait of postwar Germany.”
“a novel that explores the nostalgia, loneliness, guilt, and conflicted patriotism of the (fictitious) last American who worked at the facility.”
Novels of mystery and suspense and thrillers more often than not turn on event rather than on complex emotion.
“A steady undercurrent of tension runs through The Frightened Ones as Suleima’s relationship with her inner world and the one around her are constantly on the point of fracturing.”
“moments of brilliance . . .”
“The Summer of Kim Novak brings back to life that adolescent quandary of feeling like you know more than the adults around you, but being desperately afraid that y