Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

COMPANIONS by Christina Hesselholdt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"Both the difficulty and the pleasure of being human shine through in these pages."
Award-winning Danish author Hesselholdt paints a composite portrait of six well-read, well-traveled friends at middle age in this novel, her first to be translated into English. Read full book review >
YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE by Haris  Orkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2018

"A manically funny farce both delightfully absurd and strangely plausible."
A psychiatric patient who believes he's a British spy escapes from a mental institution and finds himself embroiled in real intrigue in this debut comedy. Read full book review >

THE SPACE BETWEEN by Dete Meserve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2018

"A labyrinth of plot and character motivations makes for a thoroughly enjoyable novel."
In Meserve's (Perfectly Good Crime, 2016, etc.) mystery, a scientist looks for her missing husband but may not like what she finds. Read full book review >
THE BRIDGE CLUB by Joseph  Cools
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2014

"An enjoyable, if slightly implausible, account of four friends who face unimaginable tragedies yet maintain their sense of fun."
In this novel by a forensic and rehabilitation psychologist, four women cope with serious challenges during their journey from college to grandmotherhood. Read full book review >
FALLING THROUGH BLANKETS OF STARS by Keith    Marcotti
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A wild but safe ride, far away but never too far from home."
A sister and brother find adventure in the land of dreams in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

BUZZKILL by James R.  Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A historical thriller enriched by characters who sparkle and refuse to be forgotten."
A college student's work as a confidential informant puts her dangerously close to a radical group with sinister plans in this novel. Read full book review >
FROM THE YEAR INFINITY by Lewis  Feinland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Modernist, random sci-fi weirdness seemingly beamed in from the James Joyce/William S. Burroughs/Last Words of Dutch Schultz outer-asteroid field."
A godlike being who is an interplanetary Earth ambassador and a time traveler recalls his manifold adventures saving the cosmos in this debut novel. Read full book review >
BIOHAZARD LEVEL 4 by David Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tightly packed bioweapon story provides momentum and plenty of obstacles for the recurring protagonist to overcome."
The latest in Lyons' (Waters of Oblivion, 2014, etc.) Jock Boucher thriller series finds the retired judge facing off against his nemesis, who plans to unleash plague-infested mosquitoes in the United States.Read full book review >
THE POLITICS OF POF AND POOF by Francis Qinlan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"A quirky heist tale with too much emphasis on the theft, leaving its more vibrant features behind.

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A host of eccentric criminals and an intrepid investigator get lost in the management of the U.S. Postal Service in this novel. Read full book review >
THE JOURNAL by Linda Lee Keenan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2015

"An impressively inventive story, but one that lacks believability or gravity."
A clairvoyant joins a secret investigative team that seeks to reunite families torn asunder by World War II in Keenan's (With Love From Poland, 2015) historical thriller.Read full book review >
THE GAME CHANGER by Dave Droge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A dense, tedious novel about combustive family issues.

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Dröge's (The Consortium, 2016, etc.) novel explores the fraught relationship between a Dutch businessman and his artist daughter.Read full book review >
A DEADLY DISCOVERY by Ed Day
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Not earthshaking, but an often entertaining discovery that ably sets up a sequel."
The inventors of a world-changing technology flee for their lives from those who want it for themselves in Day's debut thriller. 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 >