Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

AN UNSEEMLY WIFE by E. B. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A worthwhile literary contribution to the popular Amish-fiction subgenre."
In her debut novel, Moore draws on her great-grandmother's life story to explore the challenges of the Amish lifestyle and a journey west. Read full book review >
AMERICAN NOCTURNE by Elisabeth Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Unpretentiously revelatory poetry that hums a comforting, melodic tune through the night, heralding the arrival of a new day."
Unaffected and affirmative lyric poetry on cycles of aging, death and rebirth. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE

"Child-friendly homilies and homegrown art designed to inspire thoughtful conversation."
A colorfully illustrated book of advice that invites introspection. Read full book review >
THE OATH OF THE FATHER by C.J. Adrien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Steeped in period detail and political backbiting in a richly imagined world, but needs a more engaging narrative."
An epic fictional Norse saga set in the ninth century, featuring royalty, repressed love, battles, and the raw appeal of untrammeled nature. Read full book review >
Biddy Debeau Rides for His Life by Dan G. Hilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2014

"An energetic, lyrical tale of debauchery and circumspection."
Hilton's debut novel follows the drug-fueled adventures of a man and his motorcycle. Read full book review >

EVER SO NEAR by Kay Westfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"An often engaging romance, but one that lulls rather than ignites."
Westfield's debut novel centers on a woman's nostalgic recollection of love. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE BROTHER by Victoria Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Those who gobble up social issues novels will enjoy as long as they don't expect fresh psychological insights."
Patterson (The Peerless Four, 2013, etc.) writes about two brothers, one sensitive and decent and the other not so much.Read full book review >
BRIGHT LINES by Tanwi Nandini Islam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Though Ella emerges as the most changed character, this is more than her story—it's a transcontinental, transgenerational tale of a family and its secrets."
This debut novel opens in Brooklyn, where Anwar and Hashi Saleem have raised their beautiful, rebellious daughter, Charu, and their quiet, boyish niece, Ella, as sisters after Ella's parents were murdered in Bangladesh. Read full book review >
THE SCAMP by Jennifer Pashley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2015

"An intense, riveting saga of the multiplying casualties of one family's secrets and a girl's determination to take control after a childhood 'that rips you apart so your insides are one big scar.'"
A chance meeting at a bar draws a young woman into an investigation that unexpectedly brings her answers about her long-lost cousin. Read full book review >
THE COOK, THE CROOK, AND THE REAL ESTATE TYCOON by Liu Zhenyun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Liu's fiction is a romp through modern Beijing that pits migrant workers from the provinces against billionaires and officials, making a wry statement about modern China and a thoroughly entertaining book."
Capitalism in contemporary China is the background to a nonstop hunt by migrant workers, a billionaire, and government officials—for a purse. Read full book review >
WHIRLIGIG by Magnus Macintyre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Slight, light entertainment."
An irresistible business opportunity lures solitary, unhealthy Gordon Claypole back to the Scottish landscape of his childhood holidays to be challenged by sexual attraction and the possibility of a new way of living. Read full book review >
THE MADAGASKAR PLAN by Guy Saville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Sophisticated alternative history drenched in relentless R-rated violence."
Set against a world dominated by an undefeated Third Reich, the Freudian blood feud between mercenary Burton Cole and Oberstgruppenführer Walter Hochburg rages into Madagascar.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >