“Although there are few answers and far too many questions, the strange tale of Kieran Kelly shows that human monsters can prey on their fellow man for years, and so long as the victims bel
“The first must-read of the summer has arrived.”
“David Szalay’s art accomplishes what arithmetic can’t: The whole adds up to more than its individual components, and in sum his Turbulence is a tour de force.”
“Suchet brings journalistic objectivity, expert analysis, and sensitivity to his portrait of Tchaikovsky the man, his times, and his music.”
“another fanciful bit of fiction about two famous people, their camaraderie, and the way we’d like to imagine they’d face danger if it became personal.”
Ma Jian’s China Dream is a dissident novel in all senses of the term. It’s a novel written by a dissident: “every novel [Ma has] written has been banned in the mainland.
Many people go through the empty-nest syndrome when their children leave home. Some look forward to their newfound freedom, but some become depressed.
“A riveting story of a horrible injustice enacted with careful, logical cruelty in the name of national security.
“Bletchley Park and the Ultra codebreakers have been credited by some historians as potentially shortening the war by a year or two . . .”
Many young teens turn rebellious as they grow up. They're trying to gain their own individuality to become independent, and many times they do this by bucking the system.
Sixteen-year-old Brin Collins believes her life is falling apart. It all began when Delia, her mother got pregnant.
“In The Second-Worst Restaurant in France, Alexander McCall Smith allows his characters to advance the story with wit amid the simplicity of ordinary life; this is the magic of his