Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 2)

HOME FIRE by Kamila Shamsie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A powerful novel and a timely one."
A modern-day Antigone set against political tensions in London, Shamsie's latest is a haunting and arrestingly current portrait of two families forever caught in the insurmountable gap between love and country, loyalty and desire. Read full book review >
A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE by Shari Lapena
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Readers looking for someone, anyone, to root for won't find it among these well-to-do suburbanites behaving badly."
After a terrible car accident, a woman is left without memory of the events, but a dead body at the scene speaks of something sinister. Read full book review >

DOG DISH OF DOOM by E.J. Copperman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"The wry, feisty heroine is a welcome addition to Copperman's troupe. It's only to be hoped that he'll save some ink for his sleuthing mystery author or, especially, his autistic detective."
Copperman (Written Off, 2016, etc.) adds yet another franchise to his growing resume when he introduces Kay Powell, "Agent to the Paws." Read full book review >
THE SHAPE OF BONES by Daniel Galera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"An elegant meditation on the passage of time and its discontents."
Young Brazilian novelist and translator Galera (Blood-Drenched Beard, 2015) returns with a slender tale of yearning and memory. Read full book review >
HOW TO FIND LOVE IN A BOOKSHOP by Veronica Henry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A light romantic comedy well-suited for bibliophiles and Anglophiles alike."
A young woman takes over her father's bookshop and discovers its importance to its small-town clientele. Read full book review >

THE DOLL FUNERAL by Kate Hamer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A powerful paranormal novel."
The story of a resilient young girl who has the eerie ability to see and speak with the dead. Read full book review >
THE SILENT SECOND by Adam Walker Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Chuck's engaging first-person narrative effectively puts the reader into his unsteady shoes in this promising series kickoff."
Compassion blossoms into obsession, turning a corporate middleman into a neophyte sleuth. Read full book review >
THE PARTY by Elizabeth Day
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Day's latest is a dark, haunting, and elegantly crafted tale of obsession, desperation, devastation, and rebirth."
Tempers flare and loyalties fray when old friends gather for a lavish bash in the English countryside. Read full book review >
THE BEQUEST by Nancy Boyarsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Boyarsky's weightless complications expertly combine menace with bling, making the heroine's adventures both nightmarish and dreamy."
Back from an eventful trip to London (The Swap, 2017), legal office manager Nicole Graves finds her homecoming to LA just as replete with criminal mischief, some of it from quite unexpected sources. Read full book review >
EXPOSED by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Despite some overheated damsel-in-distress complications toward the end, a stellar demonstration of the proposition that although it can't bring back the dead, 'justice was still the best consolation prize going.' The final curtain will find you cheering, and Scottoline will have earned every hurrah."
Rosato & DiNunzio, Philadelphia's most drama-ridden law firm (Damaged, 2016, etc.), faces perhaps its most dramatic episode ever when it's threatened from both outside and in. Read full book review >
GREEN by Tom Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A sharp and intriguing tale about a gay draftee in the '60s."
A novel tells the story of a gay Army recruit in the Vietnam era. Read full book review >
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Susan Jackson Rodgers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Simple but sharp and perfectly timed for a summer road trip."
A young woman's cross-country drive home takes a three-month detour to a small Kansas town. 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 >