“Well developed with awe-inspiring prose, The Inbetween Days presents reflections on anguish and absolution while offering a poignant and uplifting perspective.”
"gripping . . ."
“Although Amsterdam Noir doesn’t hit the heights of other entries in the city noir anthology series, it remains an appealing compendium, with welcome doses of local color and atmos
“The blending of two voices makes this psychological thriller a hair-raising tale.”
"What you don't know is how much we need each other."
The publication of poet Sylvia Plath’s newly discovered short story, Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom, follows the highly acclaimed second and final volume of her letters (The Letter
“strikes a sweet and wistful note, focusing on true friendship and how it endures through life’s changes. All in all, a fitting farewell for the Terrible Two.”
“the chilling sections of the narration given from the killer’s point of view will be enough to send more than one shiver down the spine, no matter the room temperature.”
“Tursten’s writing is witty and sharp, humorous and edgy. The stories read quickly and easily . . .”
"quite a nicely baked short yarn, rather than a novel, but written a bit like a soufflé, rising in the oven but when eaten there isn’t that much substance."
“I (Heart) Art gives youngsters their own elegant and timeless pocket museum that they can visit time and time again, independently, at their own pace, and, above
“A brilliant and fitting ending to a wickedly adored series.”
"If [Madhuri Vijay] goes on like this she will enter the first rank along with Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, and half a dozen others. We will see much more of her."
“Tear It Down is a bit of a let-down. The story’s messy and implausible, . . .
“Schaffhausen, a science journalist with a doctorate in psychology, explores this thread with such insight and sensitivity that readers will be eager to learn what happens between Ellery an
“Author David R. Gillham has taken the brave, difficult risk of turning an icon into a real teenager.”
This is not your mother’s Anne Frank.
"Mary Walker deserves better than this. And so do young readers."
“a page-turner from the onset.”
“For such an unabashedly polemical first novel, The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill works surprising well, due in large measure to the unremitting intensity of Charlesworth’s wri
“Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine is a happy story of friendship, perfect for circle time at preschool or one-on-one time in a parent’s or grandparent’s lap.”
Most alternate histories reimagine big turning points or the momentous decisions of famous people.
“Pandian paints a lovely picture of relationships throughout the book’s mystery of greed and violence.”
“It is surprising what Mailer can accomplish when he stops posing and simply writes.”
America is very accustomed to shootings, violence and the human suffering this evokes.
“Shahla Ujayli uses Joumane’s thoughts as a frame in which to tell stories that are rich in their historical perspective of the region and the people who populate it.
"Chigozie Obiama is one of many top-notch Nigerian novelists writing today."