Susan Conley writes a compelling biological memoir about life changes: geographic, physical, and emotional.
Think of fiction as falling into two broad categories and leave aside all of the subgenres that you’ll find a book under in bookstores or libraries.
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.
Author William C.
Crime fiction has been dominated for the last couple of years, it would seem, by a host of excellent Scandinavian writers from Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø and the American in-exile, Ja
This strong and varied anthology deserves a different title, one whose first part will not be confused with Geraldine Brooks’ novel of the same name.
The Scent of Jasmine is a fabulous story about wonderfully created characters engaging in an intriguing adventure while discovering passion and love.
In the world of philosophy of religion, the struggle appears to be between those who do and those who do not believe in God or a supernatural being, and those who take biblical stories as literal v
Why would a 10-year-old boy wish to die in battle? Could a life that has not yet truly begun be so easily forsaken?
Nina Oberon is a few short months away from turning 16, and she can’t think of a worse fate. Nina’s best friend, Sandy, thinks 16—or “sex-teen” as it’s called—can’t come soon enough.
Given 2,000 pages, 7 major texts, 32 dramatic pieces, plays, 30 poems, 3 early stories, an early story collection, 20 more stories to total 52, texts, novellas, 3 pieces of criticism: What can one
Erin Kelly’s impressive debut novel, The Poison Tree, tells the tale of seemingly prim and straight-A language student Karen Clarke who has just finished her final year at university in Lo
What is Pip up to now? Karma Wilson’s somewhat ruffled, always exploring, and lovable young character wonders what the big deal is with an egg.
The Lost Saint is the second book of a young adult trilogy, continuing the story of The Dark Divine.
With the plethora of young adult paranormal series available in a post-Twilight world, it can be very difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff—especially as every series proclaims it
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.
Language is magic. It allows us to communicate the intangible as well as the concrete; to relate history, invent story, and blend both into the sometimes maddening mix called legend.
How would a five-year-old boy experience the birth of Jesus?
The Defining Decade: Identity, Politics and the Canadian Jewish Community in the 1960s is a very detailed examination of the transformation of the Canadian Jewish community during a tumult
Marvel Creek, in East Texas in the early 1930s, might be any small town in the South—rural bottomland bordered by the muddy Sabine River.
“Phineas and Ferb” is a popular animated children’s series on the Disney Channel.
The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman’s smart, funny, wise, and entertaining debut novel explores the relationships and dynamics of a contemporary Russian-Jewish immigrant family from the former
If Jim Carroll’s The Basketball Diaries reads like an homage to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, his posthumously published The Petting Zoo finds the author paying tribute to