“Offer[s] young readers plenty of opportunity to read their own ideas into the story, flex their imagination, and explore their own fear of the unfamiliar.”
Famous Men Who Never Lived uses a classic science fiction trope (alternate universes) to explore the urgent question of what it means to be a refugee.
“a compulsively readable psychological thriller with so many twists and turns you'll need a roadmap to keep track of where you are.”
“Macallister’s exploration of both the public and the personal takes this novel to a higher level.”
“a fascinating and entertaining read, and a welcome addition to the world of epic fantasy.”
“With her two Walter Mosley-like gifts—impeccable narrative pacing and masterful command of Los Angeles’ intricate, evolving dynamics of race and class—Nina Revoyr’s L.A.
“A debut novel, written with insight and empathy as well as hair-raising suspense, After the Eclipse is sure to pique the reader's interest.”
“Peter Rock does dazzling things with meta-crypto-autobiography in The Night Swimmers, playfully commingling curation and creation, and wrestling with a writer’s c
“Real discussions about race are complex, and so is good art. Savage Conversations breaks apart the myth of the Lincolns as white saviors.
“with lots of action and palace intrigue, the novel is a page turner.”
“This is Natt Och Dag’s first published novel, but it seems too skillful and too assured to be his first writing.
“Ghosts, elementals, demons, and even the dreaded wendigo all appear here, and most have starring roles in the best horror stories evert committed to paper.”
“Forsooth, methinks this chapter book is a winner!”
“This is a rare coming-of-age story so richly told and wholly captivating that Czapnik may in time find herself held up and used as the example of what fine literary writing is all about.”
“Death Is Hard Work is a short book, but one learns more detail of the life of war than from a hundred newspaper and TV reports.
Wanderer is a beautifully written (albeit translated from the French) short novel detailing the tortured friendship between two men, a young composer living in Eastern France, and his form
“Dress Like a Girl is an empowerment book.”
“77 is, among other things, a potent reminder of the gruesome paths of totalitarian dictators.”
A beautifully written novel, translated from the Italian, with a heartwarming story against a backcloth of misery and degradation, about a priest and a gang of boys and one of the boy’s sister, 16-
“The characters are well-drawn and compelling, the story dark and disturbing, but also redeeming.
“Hunting Game is variously a dark, brooding Swedish noir crime novel, a titillating romance, and an outdoorsman-type hunting adventure.
“Leung has enormous potential as a writer, but there’s a layer of complexity that separates her writing from the seas of deep emotion.”
“Goulash is a fun read, but to quote Gertrude Stein, out of context, ‘there’s no there there.’”
“Despite that rushed feeling as the story enters its second half, The Priory of the Orange Tree is a fascinating epic fantasy set in a rich, well-developed world.”
“Offering insight into the workings of the judicial system, the FBI, and the underworld, this fast-paced and explosive novel is filled with intrigue.”