"Lahiri introduces us to a wide range of . . . outsider characters . . . more of an interior journey than a touristic travelogue.”
"A slender book, but one rich in experience, exactly like the tiny, crammed Morisaki bookshop itself."
"a brilliantly poetic translation . . . explored with biting humor and sharp wit."
“it is the combination of the Western novel and Eastern fable that allows the reader to become totally enthralled. . . . ravishingly written.”
“Mihret Sibhat’s command of language, her sense of humor, and her love for Ethiopia combine to stir the memories of any who have encountered this culture and people.”
“This is a book for those who love nature. It is the domain where Macy excels.”
The Nigerwife is a remarkable book.
“Otowa has powerful tools to give the reader a rich vision of distinctive characters in a distinctive place.”
“a compelling, unique read.”
From the first paragraph, this debut novel grabs the reader with its voice as well as its dramatic plot setup:
Debut novels are often overlooked by avid readers because of the wealth of works by well-known authors. This one should not be.
“Based on actual occurrences during World War II, this is sure to open the eyes of those skeptics who had questions about the pain and tragedy so many suffered, all to protect their progeny
“Black's work is leaping ahead in power and energy, and Night Flight to Paris is one of the notable thrillers of the season.”
“this debut is a page-turner that will keep the reader . . . glued . . .”
“Abbas has drawn a rich and believable cast of characters, and we feel sympathy and involvement with them all.”
“Winterland is a rich and powerful novel in which Rae Meadows displays her talents and her subtilty as she captures the essence of sport, the power of ambition, and the menacing ha
“This book is impressive as a picture of life in North Korea, but it goes beyond that, elevating the story into one that gets to the heart of what is so corrosive about propaganda, what is
“quick glimpses into different lives”
“Its message of love’s power—the passion that ignites every day no matter our circumstances—to outlast war is captivating.”
“tightly crafted women’s fiction, with a sensitive look at love, conscience, and loyalty.”
In January 1940, 16-year-old Lucie and her mother, Yvonne, leave Australia after their home is destroyed by a fire where Lucie's father has perished.
“a journey into the heart and longing of a spirited woman discovering her identity outside societal expectations, her search for personal freedom, her courageousness, and her empathy.”
Nothing is more heartbreaking and disturbing than war.
“Dust Off the Bones is a powerful historical thriller, vividly picturing the era as it focuses on a period of local history . . .”
“An important, sensitive look at the triumph of the human spirit over evil, The Teacher of Warsaw is based on a true story and epitomizes the very best of poignant