Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 3)

WHERE JASMINE BLOOMS by Holly S. Warah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A heartfelt journey to discover the joys of family and home."
Three women at different stages of life struggle to reconcile their own desires with the expectations of clashing Arab and American cultures in this first novel by an American woman who married into an Arab family. Read full book review >
WITHIN THE SANCTUARY OF WINGS by Marie Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Catch them all. Don't start here."
Fifth and final chapter (In the Labyrinth of Drakes, 2016, etc.) of the memoirs of Isabella, Lady Trent of Scirland, dragon naturalist extraordinaire. Read full book review >

I FOUND YOU by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Dark and moody, this is a mystery with substance."
Three lonely people meet when their lives are in upheaval and learn they are also connected by a haunting 20-year-old mystery. Read full book review >
HOMO CONSCIUS by Timothy Balding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A tart but ultimately hollow portrait of a narcissist parading toward hubris."
A retired British diplomat uses his newly acquired free time to explore the mysteries of his own mind. Read full book review >
THE TEETH OF THE COMB & OTHER STORIES by Osama Alomar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Swamps and streams, lightning and dogs all play a part in these beguiling, suggestive fables. The stories are of perfect length, but one wishes the book went on for much longer."
Elegant, often elegiac sketches by Syrian-born writer Alomar, now a resident of Chicago. Read full book review >

SAINT DEATH by Marcus Sedgwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Readers will be both devastated and inspired by Arturo's devotion to Faustino and his faith in Santa Muerte. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A timely but unflinching look at the distressing impact of drugs on the U.S.-Mexico border. Read full book review >
THE F WORD by Liza Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Honest and entertaining."
A successful PR associate must come to terms with resurrected high school demons. Read full book review >
THE RED HUNTER by Lisa Unger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"All twisty and turny and the things this genre should be, but the ending's entirely predictable."
Two women whose lives are connected by a deadly old house embark on a collision course in Unger's latest thriller. Read full book review >
THE STANDARD GRAND by Jay Baron Nicorvo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"An ambitious novel that effectively braids corporate greed, outdoorsy grit, and human connection."
An abandoned Borscht Belt resort becomes an unlikely flashpoint in a tale of big business and PTSD. Read full book review >
NO EASY TARGET by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"The author's told this story many times before, but it never gets old to her many devotees."
Johansen dumps a host of bad guys on the trail of an animal psychic in her latest action-packed damsel-in-distress outing. Read full book review >
A SINGLE SPY by William Christie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Part bildungsroman, part history lesson, part political exposé, Christie's enthralling novel defies expectations while striking all the chords that make spy fiction so enjoyable."
Alexsi, the protagonist of Christie's latest novel, is a wily 16-year-old hustler and thief in 1930s Russia. After he is arrested, turned into a spy, and forced to become a Soviet double agent in Nazi Germany, his gift for self-preservation is tested to the max. Read full book review >
THE MAIDS by Junichiro Tanizaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A small gem for admirers of Mishima, ?e, and other midcentury modernists."
Final work by Tanizaki (Red Roofs & Other Stories, 2016, etc.), one of the greatest 20th-century Japanese novelists. 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 >