“the kind of story we used to watch at the Saturday Morning Movies, one we hate to see end, and one we’d like to have return again and again in a series of sequels just as funny, exciting,
“well plotted and richly populated”
“J.D. and the Great Barber Battle is a refreshing slice of life about a small-town kid who discovers he’s gifted in unexpected ways. It’s a fun read.”
“This story has more twists and turns than a corkscrew, and just when the reader thinks he’s figured it out, there’s one more turn of that screw.”
“A gorgeous book with an inspiring point of view: treasure your uniqueness, your relationships, and your place in the world.”
Dorthe Nors’ Wild Swims is a collection of 14 short stories written tightly and tensely, with most under a thousand words.
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes, though billed as a novel, is a collection of vignettes and interrelated stories concerning various goddesses, nymphs, and mortal women connected in some
“Those who value similar portrayals of place as character—as in Louise Penny’s Three Pines, for instance—will treasure A Fatal Lie and its Welsh backdrop.”
“Comes the War is a powerful, vivid evocation of wartime London.”
The place is London, England. The year is 1944.
“Dalton has created a page-turning thriller with undertones of contemporaneous, serious, societal, and academic issues.”
The short stories in Mary-Beth Hughes’ collection The Ocean House are linked, not by the titular manse—the last of the great seafront houses in Long Branch, New Jersey, its property covete
“sure to be loved by The Wimpy Kid set, a fun mix of cartoons and text with just the right amount of middle-school angst.”
“Pick up Exit if you’d like to sample a very new way of building a crime novel with an unusual pace. It has something of Jasper Fforde in the compiled coincidences.”
“As all good mysteries, and especially thrillers, move toward the end, there is an exciting scene that concludes in a race between good and evil, and although we all know who wins in the en
Evelyn Caldwell tells herself “I am not a monster,” but she may not believe it. Evelyn is a self-centered, work-obsessed woman who has devoted everything to her scientific career.
“The STEM Night Disaster delivers on teaching kids not just about science but also about a scientific mindset.”
Surely there are World War II novels that aren’t depressing, but this isn’t one of them.
"chilling depictions of prewar naivete, the slowly tightening noose in the ghetto, and a murderous eruption of anti-Semitism in Ukraine”
“Written with harrowing intimacy in cadence and phrasing so poetically elegant as to be breathtaking, it sings of perseverance in the face of adversity . . .”
Welcome back Liam Campbell, Alaska State Trooper. This fifth book of his adventures comes as the first since 2002.
“Fiorito’s prose is magical, evocative, mesmerizing.”
“Original, informative, suspenseful—the big three in a literary slam bang.”
“Fast, thrilling, and full of intrigue, The Power Couple is a story that surprises to the very end.
“a captivating story that leads to an emotional but satisfying bittersweet ending.”
“The Witch’s Heart is gripping, evocative, and alternatingly joyful and heart-breaking. Gornichec’s prose is lyrical and fierce, just like her protagonists.”