Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 2)

LITTLE DISASTERS by Randall  Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"A twisted love letter to New York City."
An extramarital affair in Brooklyn culminates on the day of an ominous subway shutdown in this debut novel. Read full book review >
THE HIGH SEASON by Judy Blundell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"Luscious but not too sweet, astute but not too serious, Blundell's novel is a treat you don't have to feel guilty about and a sign of good things to come."
The quiet part of Eastern Long Island is invaded by the glitterati and the Twitterati—will they ruin it entirely? Read full book review >

THE GLITCH by Elisabeth  Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"Clever, original, and unabashedly silly fun."
A disturbingly ambitious woman finds herself challenged by mysterious crises—both personal and professional—in Cohen's painfully funny satire of the tech industry. Read full book review >
ALL THE EVER AFTERS by Danielle Teller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"A provocative revision of this familiar fairy tale."
Cinderella's "evil" stepmother gets her say in Teller's (Sacred Cows: The Truth About Divorce and Marriage, 2014) historically grounded first novel. Read full book review >
MOTHER OF INVENTION by Caeli Wolfson Widger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"Feminist and bioethical themes threaded through a fast-paced if familiar plot."
A successful executive runs a biotechnology company that could disrupt what it means to be born. Read full book review >

MEM by Bethany C. Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"The defiant story of an impossible enigma who only yearns to be a real girl."
A young woman's personality is the result of a startling experimental procedure, leaving her to struggle with the question of who she really is. Read full book review >
THE SEVENTH CROSS  by Anna  Seghers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"A suspenseful but occasionally long-winded account of a prisoner's escape from a German concentration camp."
Anti-fascists fight back in World War II Germany in this novel that was written during the war. Read full book review >
HUSH, MY INNER SLEUTH by M.E.  Meegs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2018

"Possibilities abound in this meta-noir page-turner."
College grad Willie Tigue, "looking forward to an adventure," gets one in spades when she is seemingly possessed by a freshly deceased private eye in 1940s Hollywood. Read full book review >
MISS JANE by Kat  Meads
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2018

"A sharp and tightly crafted tale of campus exploitation."
A young college student begins an affair with her history professor in this novel. Read full book review >
POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE by William Cobb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2018

"A meandering, comically flat sendup of higher education."
Cobb's farcical novel explores the sexually dysfunctional dynamics of a college campus. Read full book review >
A TINY PIECE OF SOMETHING GREATER by Jude Sierra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2018

"A realistic look at living and loving in the context of mental illness by an #ownvoices author that doesn't lose sight of the romance."
The Florida Keys provide the setting for love between a laid-back Brazilian dive instructor and a Wisconsin-bred trainee with secrets behind his ice-blue eyes. Read full book review >
COMPULSORY GAMES  by Robert Aickman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2018

"As unnerving as it is sinuous; an absolute delight."
A collection of dark, eerie tales from a master of weird fiction. 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 >