Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

THE SOVEREIGN by Andrew Elias Colarusso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2017

"Readers with a taste for literary experimentalism and the Caribbean diaspora may take interest in Colarusso's effort."
Magical realism makes its way to Puerto Rico tinged with surrealism, post-realism, postmodernism, and even a little technospeak. Read full book review >
ANGEL STATION by Jachym Topol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2017

"A graphic, grungy tale of addiction and consequences."
A Czech junkie blows his last shot at redemption. Read full book review >

OUR DEAD WORLD by Liliana Colanzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2017

"An unpredictable, formally inventive collection of stories still leaves something wanting."
The real and the unreal merge in this latest collection by a young Bolivian writer. Read full book review >
VANISHING POINT by E.V. Legters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2017

"A heartbreaking and exquisite story about emotional violence."
A novel traces a forlorn woman's romantic and artistic journey. Read full book review >
STANDARD DEVIATION by Katherine Heiny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2017

"An amusingly engaging take on long-term marriage with a lovably loopy character at its center."
In her debut novel, the author of the charming short story collection Single, Carefree, Mellow (2015) matures into new (equally beguiling) terrain, exploring marriage, fidelity, friendship, and parenting. Read full book review >

EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES by Daniel Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"A sweet-tempered, funny, surprisingly poignant romantic tale."
The newest from Wallace, best known for Big Fish (1998), offers a tenderhearted, likable contribution to the tradition of the Great American Chump Novel. Read full book review >
TROPHY SON by Douglas Brunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"A pro sports bildungsroman with the excitement of a Federer-Nadal match but none of its grace."
A tennis prodigy struggles with his overbearing father and what it truly means to win. Read full book review >
THE REMINDERS by Val Emmich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Heartfelt and charming; a book that goes down easy."
Achingly sweet and unexpectedly nuanced, Emmich's clever debut follows the unlikely bond between a grief-stricken actor and a gifted 10-year-old girl in Jersey City. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE BUDDHIST MONK & THE PROOF by César Aira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Two unnerving, challenging stories about identity sparked by subtle delights and surprising ends."
A pair of eerie, minimalist novellas by the gifted Argentinean writer Aira (Ema the Captive, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >
THE WHITE ROAD by Sarah Lotz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Dark and unsettling, Lotz's (Day Four, 2015, etc.) latest is a quick and mindless read that taps into, and exploits, our deepest fears."
After a near-death experience, an adrenaline junkie sets his sights on Mount Everest—accompanied by the ghost, or the madness, that followed him out of a cave. Read full book review >
WHITE FUR by Jardine Libaire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"A page-turning whirlwind steeped in pain and hope."
Two barely-20-somethings from opposite sides of the tracks fall in frantic love amid the lush grit of New York City in the 1980s in Libaire's (Here Kitty Kitty, 2004) new novel. Read full book review >
WHITE HOT by Ilona Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"An enthralling paranormal romance from a master of the genre."
Private eye Nevada Baylor (Burn for Me, 2014) takes another case putting her in the path of Connor Rogan, and it soon becomes clear they've taken on some powerful enemies; Nevada may have to truly embrace her magic in order to save her family and fight for her happiness with the prickly mage. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >