“. . . begins with a good premise that dissolves into a disappointment . . .”
"Victoria Glendinning’s historical novel, The Butcher’s Daughter, offers a richly textured chronicle set in Tudor England . . ."
“a terrific YA thriller. . . . Peter Blankman’s blurred perception of what’s happening to him intrigues us from the first page to the very last.”
“a very entertaining story, with a thoroughly likable and intriguing (if unhuman) narrator”
“an adventuresome romp, intriguing, entertaining, and a story of which the Bard himself might approve.”
“Came two gentleman to Venice . . .”
Marissa Parlette, a speech-language pathologist at a local elementary school in Tranquil Cove, Washington, is working with nine-year-old Anna Black who has a stuttering problem.
Ah, for the naivete of the sixties and seventies, when Americans were shocked that their own government would publish false statistics, that U.S.
"Be sure to read this book when you don't have to be someplace or can stay up late. An Unwanted Guest will have readers hooked from page one."
“A regular noir reader will find much to love here, and a reader who wants some armchair tourism will find a dark and enthralling look at a world few Americans have seen.”
“Closer to a Jeffery Deaver manhunt emotionally, than to Nordic noir, Manning’s debut crime novel is a keeper.”
“In Starless, Jacqueline Carey has achieved what many have floundered: a story in which gender is complex and integral to the plot, but is not the plot within itself.”
“The idea at the story’s core—death by butterfly—is fascinating from start to finish.”
“tender and heartbreaking, whimsical and moving—all finely crafted.”
On the cusp of World War II, the paths of two spies continually weave together as they navigate politics, war, spirits, betrayal, and the afterlife in a gaslamp Ghostbusters alternate history.
The Amish are very spiritual and morally set in the ways of their faith. Sadie Detweiler, courted by Harlan Mast, finds she is pregnant.
“Gods of Wood and Stone [is] a very strong novel and powerful critique of contemporary life and culture.”
In her follow up to The Half-Drowned King, Linnea Hartsuyker continues her novelization of Snorri Sturlison’s “The Saga of Harald Harfagr” in an immaculately researched story that stands u
“The Incendiaries marks the genesis of a dazzling career and showcases a writer who pushes herself courageously into the dark.”
“The personal journeys in this novel move to rhythms both ancient and modern in a brilliant, multilayered portrait of the search for identity and belonging.”
“The engaging illustrations, exposure to the world of Beijing, timeless themes, and sweet characters make My Beijing a worthy addition to any library. It’s a keeper.”
“in some ways as much a cozy detective novel at it is a police procedural”
The London author Michael Rosen has been the poet laureate of the UK. He knows poetry. What is Poetry?
Cecil Younger works as a criminal defense investigator at the Public Defender Agency in Sitka, Alaska.
There’s something sweet and endearing about Dear Professor Whale, the follow-up to the charming Yours Sincerely, Giraffe.
“a heroic tale with a true female hero.”