How to Read the Air finds Dinaw Mengestu building on many of the themes that made his debut novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, both a delight and a sorrow to read.
In this innovative novel, the author makes all too clear the impossibility of a divorced father’s leading a normal life while playing professional baseball.
Drawn to the hallucinatory, enchanted by the morbid, the gothic sensibility mixes incarceration with necromancy, technology with architecture, vampires with séances.
Tracy Deloche “inherits” Happiness Key, a rundown development on Florida’s Gulf Coast after her scoundrel husband, CJ goes to prison for fraud.
". . . one of those great adventure/mystery stories we all yearn for . . ."
“We got what we needed.”
Eddie Signwriter is a book about choices—personal, interpersonal and communal. Do we determine the course of our lives or do our environmental circumstances dicate our direction and fate?
Identity and the way people develop a persona to deal with the world is the main theme of this novel.
Ian Rankin is best known and often lauded for his Rebus series of crime fiction novels set in Edinburgh. He’s written relatively few standalones to date.
Debut author Chandra Hoffman hooks her readers with a contemporary topic many people are passionate about: adoption.
The world of professional boxing has historically been tainted by organized crime on many occasions. There are those who believe even when completely legitimate, the sport lends itself to same kin
Blue Has No South, Alex Epstein’s first book to be translated into English, is a book of 114 surreal, absurd, and/or paradoxical very short stories or flash fiction.
Yann Martel writes a great pear. A mouth watering pear. In his hands, the pear is transformed into something else, something beautiful, something that can barely be contained on the page.
Animal Crackers Fly the Coop is a hilariously funny book that children will love and repeat the jokes in forever.
When perusing a thriller, readers are expected to suspend their disbelief. Circumstances that are improbable in reality are readily accepted in a fictitious world where anything is possible.
I must begin by declaring a huge appreciation of Lorrie Moore’s writing, impatiently waiting for her to produce another book since the publication of Birds of America in 1998.
Horse, Flower, Bird is a most unusual book.
Everyone’s favorite serial killer returns for a fifth outing through the darker side of Miami, and the theme this time is definitely family.
James Patterson’s name appears first and foremost in white lettering on the top of the cover of Worst Case, followed by the title and then, in gray lettering, the name of Michael Ledwidge.
"Look,” someone said, “He’s made light.” That one simple phrase illustrates the courage and ingenuity of a young man seemingly trapped in the poverty and hopelessness of a tiny hamlet in southeaste
The title says it all. Shake, Rattle and Turn That Noise Down! How Elvis Shook Up Music, Me and Mom is a true story straight from author-cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty’s boyhood.
In A Bad Day for Pretty, author Sophie Littlefield seamlessly picks up right where her prior crime novel, A Bad Day for Sorry, concluded.
In this first novel, Liza Campbell takes on some fairly heavyweight themes, from the creative process to contemplations on death, and sets herself the challenge of exploring them through the narrow
Bunny books have the reputation for being sweet and innocent. However, A Very Big Bunny, by Marisabina Russo, examines the social cruelty of a first-grade classroom.
My Name is Not Isabella is a 32-page hardcover picture book about a girl named Isabella who has a very interesting imagination. She loves to pretend she is someone else.