Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 2)

SONG OF ISABEL by Ida  Curtis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"An old-fashioned love story in an unusual historical milieu."
In this romance, a spirited young woman meets her match in a stalwart soldier during the turbulent times after the death of Charlemagne. Read full book review >
FOX by Dubravka Ugresic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"Brilliant and laugh-out-loud funny."
Another tricky treasure from an internationally renowned author. Read full book review >

BIG GUNS by Steve Israel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"Israel recalls Carl Hiaasen and Christopher Buckley in their liberal bents and sense of the perniciously absurd. Will he be gunning for No. 45 in his No. 3?"
A former U.S. congressman takes on the gun industry and a big slab of American politics in this entertaining satire. Read full book review >
THE ELIZAS by Sara Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"A delicious Southern California noir riddled with muddled identities and family secrets."
When Eliza Fontaine awakens in the hospital, her family tells her she's survived yet another attempt at suicide by drowning. The trouble is, Eliza knows she was pushed. But by whom? Read full book review >
THE FARM by Héctor Abad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"A graceful story that takes its time to unfold, with much roiling under the surface of the narrative."
Pensive novel, by noted Colombian writer Abad (Oblivion: A Memoir, 2012, etc.), of a rural family torn by conflict and incomprehension. Read full book review >

WARNING LIGHT by David Ricciardi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"A little implausible but good fun. Let's hope for more Zac Miller adventures."
A major earthquake near a secret Iranian nuclear facility triggers nonstop danger for CIA strategic weapons analyst Zachary Miller. Read full book review >
THE SAINT OF WOLVES AND BUTCHERS by Alex Grecian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"A solid if unsurprising thriller in need of some restraint."
Old Nazis never die—where would thrillers be without them? Read full book review >
MOON BROW by Shahriar Mandanipour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"A remarkable vision of the elusiveness of redemption and love."
The ne'er-do-well scion of a Tehran merchant family emerges from war determined to recover what he lost—an arm, a lover, and crucial memories—in this multilayered, hypnotic tale. Read full book review >
THE COMEDOWN by Rebekah Frumkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"Frumkin has talent to burn, and this very good novel suggests the potential for a truly great one."
The death of a drug-addicted patriarch, and the stockpile of cash he's rumored to have left behind, has a broad impact across multiple families. Read full book review >
EVERY OTHER WEEKEND by Zulema Renee Summerfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"Moving but not precious, a gently hopeful novel steeped in late '80s atmosphere."
A young girl haunted by an impending sense of doom navigates the year after her parents' divorce in 1980s suburbia. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT DUCHESS  by Erica Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"A serviceable Regency romance that will satisfy some readers, though it doesn't fulfill the potential it displays."
A marriage of convenience despite a mutual attraction. Read full book review >
IF WE HAD KNOWN by Elise Juska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"Well-written, realistic, and suspenseful to the point of dread."
When her former student goes on a shooting spree at a mall in small-town Maine, a writing professor is faced with a moral challenge. 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 >