When Vicki Myron, director of the Spencer Iowa Library, finds a tiny, half-frozen, orange tabby stuffed in the book return on a cold winter morning in 1988, she takes him in and nurses him to healt
Leigh Russell’s first novel, Cut Short, is a complex, multi-layered, extremely well structured, and involving police procedural.
Children Make Terrible Pets is a 40-page hardcover picture book about a bear cub named Lucy who, on a walk through the woods dancing and frolicking about, runs across someone admiring her
Burning Lamp, Book Two of the Dreamlight Trilogy, is an Arcane Society novel familiar to many readers of science fiction and fantasy.
“Dusk was settling into Belfast, curling cat-ways for the night. The streets were deserted—everyone already where they wanted to be—and the city was fast becoming a startlingly quiet wasteland.
Batter up! If the kids in your life need a quick introduction to baseball, show them Baseball from A to Z.
Jeffrey Archer is the international best-selling author of numerous novels, Kane and Abel perhaps being the best known of his prolific works.
Blackwyrm Publications, May 2009 Twilight’s Jacob Black isn’t the only teenage werewolf with issues.
Lauren Belfer has produced a grand, glorious, and occasionally disappointing tale of medicine, war, love, and other things in this 527-page historical novel.
Julie Carr’s ability to convey the raw emotion of despair taps into a universal experience of suffering and loss.
With her last few novels, Ayelet Waldman has skillfully mapped the emotional journeys of self-aware, sensitive, and deeply grieving characters.
Hamster and Cheese, the first book in the Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye series, is a slim, 7x7-inch paperback that stands somewhere between a picture book and a standard graphic novel.
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.”
Do you know a young child who freaks out when you turn on the vacuum? Does the noise make them run from the room in terror? Linda Bryan Sabin has the answer.
The setting is Portland, Maine. The month is December, and the weather is bitter cold. The reviewer is reading this new mystery by James Hayman on a sweltering August day in California.
The Duff is the debut novel of another young adult on the rise in the literary arena: eighteen-year-old Kody Keplinger.
". . . examines the intersection of the development of personal identity with cultural identity and even political identity."
With a single, broad stroke of her writer’s brush, dipped in a rich, multicolored palette, Paula Marantz Cohen captures Victorian London of the 1880s.
Stein, Stoned, Hal Ackerman’s “first Harry Stein soft-boiled murder mystery,” is a delightful, lighthearted detective story that becomes more and more intriguing and exciting as it unfolds
Reading Kenneth Wishnia’s new novel The Fifth Servant has been the most fun this reviewer’s had reading any book since Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao two years
This eminent English critic confronts those who would discard the modernist novel, whose heyday seems to have been from 1850 to 1950.
We crave radiance in this austere world,light in the spiritual darkness.Learning is the one perfect religion,its path correct, narrow, certain, straight.
Outlaw is an apt title for this definitive collection of the works of Miguel Piñero.
“Kill Creek is the perfect novel to read on Halloween.”
“Wilde in Love has everything readers of romance could wish, as well as a delightful twist of an ending.”