Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 3)

THE HEIRS by Susan Rieger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Just in time for poolside reading, this elegant novel wears its intelligence lightly."
After her husband's death, a Manhattan blue blood and mother of five receives a letter. Could her husband have had a secret second family? Read full book review >
INVESTIGATIONS OF A DOG by Franz Kafka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Beguiling, quirky stories perfectly in keeping with the rest of Kafka's work; often troubling but sometimes delightful."
A freshly translated collection of posthumously published work by the great master of existential angst and insectoidal transformation. Read full book review >

ISADORA by Amelia Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"A novel equal to its larger-than-life protagonist."
Captivating historical fiction from the award-winning author of Threats (2012) and Museum of the Weird (2010). Read full book review >
SIDNEY CHAMBERS AND THE PERSISTENCE OF LOVE by James Runcie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Fans of the series may appreciate the continuing tales of beloved characters, thick with references to previous adventures and tragedies, but newcomers will be left out in the cold."
Archdeacon Sidney Chambers (Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation, 2016, etc.) is torn between his vocations as detective and as Anglican priest in six interlinked stories set amid the discontent of 1970s Britain. Read full book review >
BLACK MAD WHEEL by Josh Malerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Dark, brooding, and slightly unhinged, Malerman's unusually compelling second novel is certifiably unlike any you'll read this year."
In 1957, faded Detroit rockers the Danes were hired by the U.S. government to investigate a malevolent sound emanating from Africa's Namib Desert. Having had every bone in his body shattered by the sound, or something, Danes leader Philip Tonka lies in an Iowa hospital making a rapid recovery—too rapid, thinks his devoted nurse. Read full book review >

THE LONG DROP by Denise Mina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"A terrific exploration of crime and oppression."
Hard men work their will in 1950s Glasgow. Read full book review >
COLD WAR CANOE CLUB by Jeffery Hess
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2017

"With his finger firmly placed on soldiers' wartime experiences, the author delivers a potent, thrilling collection of sharply drawn tales."
A group of stories provides military melodrama and trouble galore. Read full book review >
THE SUBWAY STOPS AT BRYANT PARK by N. West Moss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2017

"Definitely worth reading."
A slim debut collection of stories that deftly slip into the lives of everyday New Yorkers. Read full book review >
AND IT CAME TO PASS by Laura Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2017

"A fine romance with a touch of political intent."
While exploring their forbidden sexual desires, two young men—Mormon missionaries—fall in love. Read full book review >
NEVER SUMMER by Tim Blaine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2017

"An original, philosophically minded Western adventure."
Blaine tells the story of a man who traverses the Old West to try to cure his consumption in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >
FINDING GIDEON by Eric Jerome Dickey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2017

"The awkward circumstances that brought the protagonists together make them compelling rivals in this tale of obsession and betrayal."
In the fifth installment of the Gideon series, the eponymous assassin plots a second revenge against his childhood enemy—if Midnight doesn't get his revenge first. Read full book review >
FULL WOLF MOON by Lincoln Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"Mixing timeless legends of lycanthropy into a Jekyll-and-Hyde dynamic won't be everyone's cup of tea, but there's enough reading fun to while away an afternoon."
As he brings back his favorite "enigmalogist," Dr. Jeremy Logan, Child (The Third Gate, 2012, etc.) adds DNA manipulation to a prehistoric legend to create a very modern werewolf. 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 >