Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 10)

THE LANGUAGE OF DYING by Sarah Pinborough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Moments of strange fantasy make this meditation on loss both unexpected and meaningful."
A young woman sits by her father's bedside, watching as death approaches. The rest of the family also gathers, unsure of how to deal with the impending loss, but she is waiting for something else.… Read full book review >
MAY THE BEST MAN WIN  by Mira Lyn Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Sweet and sexy: a witty, smart, and romantic love story."
When Jase and Emily are continually thrown together as wedding attendants, long-buried resentments, miscommunications, and attraction bubble up until a one-night stand becomes a red-hot affair that cools considerably once they actually face their painful shared past. Read full book review >

IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Surprisingly engrossing, with a pace that effectively builds suspense concerning both the mystery and the heroine's personal problems. Jensen once again spins a seemingly fanciful topic into a solid reading pleasure."
A detective investigating a series of deaths in the local Amish community finds that her personal ties to the community both help and hinder her work. Read full book review >
A TIME OF TORMENT by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"No more likely than late Faulkner novels to win new fans for the author, but bestselling author Connolly's fans, who already know what they like, won't care a bit."
Beneath the generic title—when is it not a time of torment for seen-it-all detective Charlie Parker?—lurks a supernatural nightmare within a criminal nightmare. Read full book review >
THE SWARM  by Orson Scott Card
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Trading heavily for verisimilitude on material established years ago by Card but just about worthwhile for series fans."
A second prequel trilogy to the child-warrior Ender's Game series (Earth Awakens, 2014, etc.) opens. This time the invading alien Formics get serious. Read full book review >

THE DISCOURTESY OF DEATH by William Brodrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"The fifth outing for Brodrick's clerical hero (The Day of the Lie, 2012, etc.) strikes a nice balance between sleuthing and character-driven suspense."
A brilliant clergyman and occasional sleuth is again tempted away from the monastic life, this time to probe the suspicious death of a paralyzed young mother. Read full book review >
THE HAMILTON AFFAIR by Elizabeth  Cobbs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Although it's entering a crowded field of biographies, fictional or not, of various Founding Fathers, Cobbs' meticulous account holds its own—even without catchy tunes."
Cobbs' novel chronicles the difficult political and family life of Alexander Hamilton. Read full book review >
RECKLESS IN TEXAS by Kari Lynn Dell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A sexy, engaging romance set in the captivating world of rodeo."
When rodeo contractor Violet Jacobs hires a relatively obscure bullfighter for a short contract and gets superstar Joe Cassidy instead, she's blindsided by the blazing attraction that flares between them but intimidated by all the differences she's convinced will keep them apart. Read full book review >
MUST LOVE WIENERS by Casey Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A delightfully adorable mystery-romance with a well-planned plot. And dogs!"
A veterinary student and a CEO toe the line between business and pleasure as they juggle work, play, and their dachshunds, all while trying to figure out who is threatening a beloved animal rescue center. Read full book review >
IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Packed with riveting drama and painful truths, this book powerfully illustrates the devastation of abuse—and the strength of the survivors."
Hoover's (November 9, 2015, etc.) latest tackles the difficult subject of domestic violence with romantic tenderness and emotional heft. Read full book review >
THE ACCIDENTAL AGENT by Andrew Rosenheim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Still, Alan Furst can breathe easy. Rosenheim's story has its merits, but it's slack, too full of banter, and not full enough of car chases, explosions, and dead Nazis to satisfy."
Junior G-man Jimmy Nessheim graduates to the big time, and the Gestapo and NKVD alike are taking notice. Read full book review >
AS RICH AS A ROGUE  by Jade Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A diverting read."
The daughter of a wealthy businessman always clashes with a young nobleman when they meet. Do they hate each other, or is it love? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >