Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 2)

HOW THE DUKE WAS WON by Lenora Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Bold and sweet as good chocolate, this debut romance will give Regency fans a new author for their must-read list."
One proud duke, four desperate women, and a weekend full of surprises. Read full book review >
SIDDHARTHA'S BRAIN by James Kingsland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Brain science and Buddhist lore combine in this compelling treatise on the benefits of meditation and mindfulness."
A Guardian science editor and self-proclaimed skeptic analyzes "the ancient science of enlightenment."Read full book review >

THE BODY IN THE WARDROBE by Katherine Hall Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"A paean to the beauties of Savannah with more romantic suspense than true mystery, but it's still a charming tale filled with lively characters and mouthwatering descriptions of local food."
Two cultures gently clash. Read full book review >
GOLD OF OUR FATHERS by Kwei Quartey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Despite some serious problems with pacing—successive mysteries and solutions seem to pop up and recede at the author's whim—Quartey presents tonic news for Americans who assume that Europeans were the most calamitous force ever to strike Ghana."
Darko Dawson (Murder at Cape Three Points, 2014, etc.) is seconded to Obuasi, far from his home base in Accra, just in time to catch a particularly brutal murder. Read full book review >
KEEPER OF THE FLAME by Jack Batten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Vodka-sipping, jazz-loving Crang is a clever fellow who adds welcome humor to this sixth noir-light case."
A Toronto lawyer accepts another of the unusual cases (Take Five, 2013, etc.) he enjoys.Read full book review >

THE YEAR WE TURNED FORTY by Liz Fenton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"A charming but at times predictable novel exploring the importance of friendship and the futility of second-guessing one's past."
A lighthearted novel—touched with magical elements—exploring the emotional high jinks that ensue when three best friends are given the chance to travel 10 years back in time. Read full book review >
BARREN COVE by Ariel S. Winter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Lyrical, unexpected, and curiously affecting…a story that lodges uneasily in the heart and mind."
FATHER'S DAY by Simon Van Booy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"A sentimental story of the bond between father and child."
A portrait of a unique family whose love overcomes odds. Read full book review >
TEMPTATIONS OF A WALLFLOWER by Eva Leigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"This page-turner can only help Leigh's career. Read it without delay."
A nobly-born vicar and a wallflower find unlikely love in the Regency period, but both of them have scandalous secrets. Read full book review >
HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Don't expect any hint of optimism; read it if you dare!"
In Dutch author Heuvelt's English-language debut, a town haunted by a 17th-century witch uncovers the true face of evil—and it's not supernatural. Read full book review >
EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS by Lian Hearn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"The barrage of names and places can be hard to follow, but the fluid prose and morally ambiguous characters are magically seductive."
Hearn's brand of Asian fantasy fiction is a genre unto itself; having completed her Tales of the Otori (Heaven's Net Is Wide, 2007, etc.), the pseudonymous Hearn begins her new series, The Tale of Shikanoko, by introducing the primary characters while setting up conflicts and relationships that will evolve in the three volumes to follow, all to be published this year.Read full book review >
THESE HEROIC, HAPPY DEAD by Luke Mogelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Mogelson shows impressive range and restraint in an area—war-related fiction—in which physical and emotional extremes have been too readily deployed and exploited."
U.S. veterans deal with the collateral damage of military service in this collection of often surprisingly understated stories. 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 >