Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 10)

JANE STEELE by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A novel that explores great torment and small mercies."
Jane Steele seeks retribution and redemption in Faye's latest novel, an homage to Jane Eyre. Read full book review >
CLOSE YOUR EYES by Michael Robotham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Robotham's crime thrillers are at the top of the genre's food chain."
Beleaguered clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin's back as Robotham pits the brilliant, battered, and world-weary shrink against a killer who's not above stalking Joe's own family. Read full book review >

MY MRS. BROWN by William Norwich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Like its main character, appealing, sweet, old-fashioned—and, at heart, very sad."
An unassuming yet magnetic older woman becomes possessed by the notion of acquiring an Oscar de la Renta dress. Read full book review >
LAZARETTO by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A sophisticated and compelling novel that comes alive through a rich cavalcade of vibrant characters and a suspenseful plot."
McKinney-Whetstone's sixth novel (Trading Dreams at Midnight, 2008, etc.) explores a fateful shooting that rocks the close-knit African-American community surrounding the Lazaretto Hospital in post-Civil War Philadelphia.Read full book review >
THIS IS THE STORY OF YOU by Beth Kephart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A masterful exploration of nature's power to shake human foundations, literal and figurative. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The devastating superstorm arrives without warning at night, destroying the bridge connecting Haven, a New Jersey barrier island, to the mainland and isolating residents from one another; with her mother and fragile little brother on the other side, Mira Banul, 17, must cope alone. Read full book review >

AWAY RUNNING by David Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Timely, nuanced, and highly respectful of readers' intelligence. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
North American teens join an impoverished Paris suburb's American football team. Read full book review >
GOLDEN BOYS by Sonya Hartnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Sophisticated teen readers will be wowed by this gorgeous, tension-filled novel, but its more natural audience may be adults. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
The arrival of two wealthy boys to a working-class neighborhood brings the strained intensity present in both theirs and another home to a boil in this latest from Hartnett, first published in 2014 for adults in her native Australia. Read full book review >
I DON'T LIKE WHERE THIS IS GOING by John Dufresne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2016

"Readers who love to rummage cluttered desks, attics, and basements will have a heyday picking through the details in Dufresne's big box emporium of a novel."
A woman falls to her death from the ledge of a Las Vegas hotel in a thriller that falls from order into chaos. Read full book review >
A MAN OF GENIUS by Lynn Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2016

"Slow but lovingly crafted and complex; a nightstand book for lovers of Wuthering Heights and Bleak House."
The execution of an architect's will reveals complex relationships in Rosen's debut novel. Read full book review >
Girl on the Run by Daryl Wood Gerber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2016

"Readers will be shocked by this exciting, fast-paced thriller's twists and turns."
Gerber (Fudging the Books, 2015, etc.) offers a dark suspense novel filled with desperation and cat-and-mouse games.Read full book review >
QUIET NEIGHBORS by Catriona McPherson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2016

"Although softer-edged and less terrifying than most of McPherson's stand-alones (Come to Harm, 2015, etc.), the slow unraveling of several deeply puzzling circumstances and the complex characters provide a fine read."
A desperate woman flees London for refuge in a quiet Scottish village. Read full book review >
DELIVERING THE TRUTH by Edith Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2016

"In a departure from her organic farming cozies, Maxwell (Farmed and Dangerous, 2015, etc.) goes back to 1888 to launch a new series combining a highly competent mystery with the requisite period detail."
A 19th-century Quaker midwife discovers unexpected sleuthing talents. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >