Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

BULL MOUNTAIN by Brian Panowich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Panowich deftly delves into 'something deeper than bone' between fathers and sons, between the land and its people."
Hillbilly noir goes literary in Panowich's debut, which is part crime fiction and part family saga. Read full book review >
THE WAY THINGS WERE by Aatish Taseer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A timeless, masterful epic."
In this ambitious novel, Taseer chronicles 40 years of modern Indian history through the eyes of a father and son, both scholars of the ancient Indian language Sanskrit. Read full book review >

THE TELLING by Jo Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A delicate, atmospheric ghost story with satisfying layers of insight and substance."
In a decaying English country cottage, the past bleeds hauntingly into the present after a fragile young woman's arrival activates echoes of grief and loss. Read full book review >
THE EXCHANGE OF PRINCESSES by Chantal Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A meticulous and vivid chronicle."
Thomas' latest (Farewell, My Queen, 2003, etc.) illuminates an obscure corner of Western European royal history: the bartering of child brides and grooms.Read full book review >
LITTLE BEASTS by Matthew McGevna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A fine, if somewhat muted, debut."
McGevna's debut novel captures the familiar rhythms of summertime, following young people on the edge of violence. Read full book review >

AMONG THE TEN THOUSAND THINGS by Julia Pierpont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A quietly wrenching family portrait."
Long-simmering tensions boil over in the Shanley household to devastating effect in debut novelist Pierpont's drama of domestic unravelling. Read full book review >
MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE by Taylor Jenkins Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Entertaining and unpredictable; Reid makes a compelling argument for happiness in every life."
Reid's latest (After I Do, 2014, etc.) explores two parallel universes in which a young woman hopes to find her soul mate and change her life for the better. Read full book review >
SEEING OFF THE JOHNS by Rene S. Perez II
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"An atmospheric, refreshing read that will resonate with readers from towns both small and large. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Loss, love, and coming of age meet in a small, hormone-charged (fictional) Texas town. Read full book review >
THE NEW NEIGHBOR by Leah Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Quietly incisive."
Two fugitives, decades apart in age, come to terms with their deepest regrets in Stewart's meditative fifth novel (The History of Us, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >
THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Tense, believable, and action-packed, made more vibrant by Stevens' sense of place."
It was a British Columbia summer, "so hot you couldn't walk outside without feeling your skin cook," when 14-year-old Jess killed her father. Read full book review >
TAKING PITY by David Mark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Mark's fourth (Sorrow Bound, 2014, etc.) is a dark, bloody, twisting tale of love, hate, and greed you can't put down."
The Serious and Organized Crime Unit battles a vast criminal organization. Read full book review >
THE SUMMER OF GOOD INTENTIONS by Wendy Francis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A compassionate and warm family drama filled to the brim with characters who feel like old friends."
A traditional family trip is fraught with complications in Francis' (Three Good Things, 2013) second novel.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >