Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 2)

ADULT TEETH by Jeremy T. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Irony and humor give lightness to portrayals of familiar and unlikable men."
Men approach turning points in Wilson's debut collection. Read full book review >
DESPERATE MEASURES  by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A serial killer, a violent abduction, an acrimonious divorce, the hero suspected of murder—and all of it serenely weightless, in the episodic manner of a Road Runner cartoon without the laughs. Who cares what happens to the most alluring woman when the next one is just around the corner?"
Consumer alert: Sleeping with Stone Barrington (Turbulence, 2018, etc.) can be hazardous to your health.Read full book review >

ATLAS OF MEN by David Sklar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Perceptive and subtly powerful, this tale attempts to close a perplexing chapter in American history."
In this novel, a doctor confronts his past at a prep school in the 1960s, where the students were unwilling participants in a study. Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF GOD by Lars Petter   Sveen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"By turns gritty and vague, Sveen's stories seem undecided, wavering in both tone and intention."
A collection of stories inspired by the New Testament. Read full book review >
THE LAKE ON FIRE by Rosellen Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A transporting drama of class and love, steeped in period feeling, written with beauty and conviction."
Two young Jewish immigrants run away from home to make their way in the seething, harsh tumult of 19th-century Chicago. Read full book review >

DIG YOUR GRAVE by Steven Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Though his writing sometimes verges on cliché, Cooper (Desert Remains, 2017) continues to blend solid investigative work, psychological insight, and personal touches to create a broadly appealing series that could capture readers interested in procedurals even if they're indifferent to psychic woo-woo."
A longtime unofficial detective and a psychic team up once more to find a killer desperate to make a statement. Read full book review >
IN THE HOUSE IN THE DARK OF THE WOODS by Laird Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A bit flawed but an unusual and entertaining tale from an uncommonly resourceful writer."
Odd things befall a woman among witchlike beings in a forest in Colonial America. Read full book review >
ASK ME NO QUESTIONS by Shelley Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"This delightful series debut is a frisky combination of mystery and romance whose R-rated heroine clearly has a bright and adventurous future."
A saucy countess leaves English society behind when she ventures to New York City in 1907. Read full book review >
MR. NICE GUY by Jennifer Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A fun and fast-paced look at the risk and value of real intimacy."
A young journalist sleeps with a sex columnist and finds himself at the center of a viral sensation. Read full book review >
SHELL GAME by Sara Paretsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"It's pretty obvious early on who the criminal is, but that's true in most Sherlock Holmes stories, and the knowledge doesn't hurt any more here than there. The considerable pleasure comes from following the legendary heroine through an impenetrable maze of felonies knowing that you're in a master's hands."
V.I. Warshawski (Fallout, 2017, etc.) goes to bat for a niece of her own and a grandnephew of her best friend. Read full book review >
THE CRAFTSMAN by Sharon Bolton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A bit unbalanced, with the greatest care and attention given to the least interesting solution. When the ax finally falls, though, it falls like a thunderbolt."
Bolton (Dead Woman Walking, 2017, etc.) spices her latest crime novel with a dash of the occult. Read full book review >
TRINITY by Louisa Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Lushly written, this is an ambitious, unsettling novel that takes on big issues in a passionate, personal way."
Seven fictional characters tell the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the A-bomb, reflecting on his complicated legacy as they talk about their own lives, which intersect with his. 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 >