Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 3)

PRICE OF DUTY by Dale Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"There's so much action here it's a wonder there aren't bullet holes and bomb craters on every page."
Brown (Iron Wolf, 2015, etc.) once again deploys futuristic Cybernetic Infantry Devices to keep Mother Russia from re-establishing hegemony over Poland and the Baltic nations. Read full book review >
LILLI DE JONG by Janet Benton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"An absorbing debut from a writer to watch."
A young Quaker woman struggles to keep her out-of-wedlock child in 1880s Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

THE AUSTRALIAN by Emma Smith-Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A protagonist—and a novel—without any real sense of purpose."
An Australian man struggles to find himself. Read full book review >
FLORENCE IN ECSTASY by Jessie Chaffee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"An enigmatic but engaging debut."
A Boston woman tries to treat her eating disorder by traveling to a place where she knows no one, the art-filled city of Florence, Italy. Read full book review >
THE AWKWARD AGE by Francesca Segal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"In finely wrought prose, with characters who seem to walk beside us and speak aloud, Segal's latest novel is a sympathetic portrait of the difficulties in finding love and raising teenagers."
A novel about the trials and tribulations of family life. Read full book review >

TWO LOST BOYS by L.F. Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"The author's work as a defense attorney handling death penalty cases brings authenticity to an exciting debut that focuses on providing grist for the slow-moving wheels of the criminal justice system."
An attorney specializing in death row appeals discovers plenty of reasons to plead for clemency for her client. Read full book review >
STICKS AND BONES by Carolyn Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"The mystery, past and present, isn't up to much, and Haines doesn't know any more about filmmaking than you do. But who else would create a climactic scene of which one witness observes: 'I've never seen a woman give birth and do a vault onto a man's shoulders'?"
Hollywood roars into Zinnia, Mississippi, along with several less welcome blasts. Read full book review >
TESTIMONY by Scott Turow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"Worth staying the course."
An Illinois prosecutor seeks to learn who annihilated a group of refugee gypsies in Bosnia. Read full book review >
THE CHIRON CONFESSION by Thomas Greanias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A skillful, exciting blend of history, action, and drama set in the ancient world."
In ancient Rome, a playwright accused of plotting against the emperor finds refuge with a secret group of Christians in this adventure novel. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT STRANGER by Megan Miranda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"Familiar elements shuffled around can make for an entertaining read, but in the end, the pieces will still be just that: familiar."
After her journalism career goes up in flames, a young woman reconnects with an old friend in an attempt to start anew only to become embroiled in a series of increasingly violent crimes. Read full book review >
G-MAN  by Stephen Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"Fans of Hunter's Swagger family legend will be locked and loaded for more."
Hunter (I, Ripper, 2015, etc.) continues the Swagger family saga, with Bob Lee lured from retirement after a steel box secreted by his grandfather Charles is discovered on the family's old Arkansas homestead. Read full book review >
THE GOLDEN COCKEREL & OTHER WRITINGS by Juan Rulfo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A masterful storyteller whose dark view of the world isn't entirely cheerless or without humor and who deserves to be better known."
Brilliant evocation of el otro México, "the other Mexico," by the writer whose inspiration underlies Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. 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 >