Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 4)

NOBLE CHASE by Michael Rudolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A dandy debut novel featuring lawyers with both integrity and nautical skills."
A fast-moving legal thriller that's resolved on the high seas instead of in a courtroom. Read full book review >
THE EVERYTHING BOX by Richard Kadrey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A supernatural comic caper that reads like one of the late Donald Westlake's Dortmunder novels sprinkled with some fairy dust."
A thief just out of prison is recruited to steal a powerful magical talisman. Read full book review >

HARD LIGHT by Elizabeth Hand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A must for fans of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy and Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike novels."
Hand explores the darker side of the human psyche in this gripping urban suspense novel, a sequel to Available Dark (2013).Read full book review >
THE DARK LADY'S MASK by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"An ambitious fictional biography burdened by an overly intricate plot."
The identity of Shakespeare's Dark Lady is still a mystery, but Sharratt's picaresque novel portrays one of the worthiest candidates. Read full book review >
IMPURE BLOOD by Peter Morfoot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A sprawling, ambitious series debut especially noteworthy for its attention to minor characters, its mix of byways and felonies, and its determination to throw every crime in the book at the Brigade Criminelle—except, presumably, the ones reserved for the sequels."
Morfoot launches a new series by mixing international terrorism with threats much closer to home—and the home is Nice. Read full book review >

MY STRUGGLE by Karl Ove Knausgaard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"An admirably seriocomic look at a headlong leap into maturity."
In which our author, never at a loss for words, spends his 20s figuring out how to use the right ones. Read full book review >
HYSTOPIA by David Means
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Means' first novel is a compelling portrait of an imagined counterhistory that feels entirely real."
In an alternative universe, John F. Kennedy was not killed in Dealey Plaza, but America is riven by Vietnam nonetheless. Read full book review >
NETTLE KING by Katherine Harbour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Readers invested in the series will want to follow Finn on her latest adventure, but this book will likely appeal to fans only."
Teenagers face down supernatural dangers in this moody faerie-tale drama. Read full book review >
THE EXCELLENT LOMBARDS by Jane Hamilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Richly characterized, beautifully written, and heartbreakingly poignant—another winner from this talented and popular author."
A Wisconsin girl reluctantly comes of age in Hamilton's tender and rueful latest (Laura Rider's Masterpiece, 2009, etc.).Read full book review >
MOTHERING SUNDAY by Graham Swift
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Swift has fun with language, with class conventions, and with narrative expectations in a novel where nothing is as simple or obvious as it seems at first."
In England of 1924, a maid who knows her affair with an estate owner's son must end moves through that last day with sly humor and sensual detail. Read full book review >
BEFORE THE WIND by Jim Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Lynch dissects an uncommon family with, after all, more than one thing in common in a highly readable tale."
A cautionary tale of obsession and what it can cost tells of three generations whose devotion to sailing holds them together until it sunders them. Read full book review >
JOIN by Steve Toutonghi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A promising debut that aims high and doesn't quite get there, this one will appeal most to hard-core sci-fi fans who crave new ideas."
A heady sci-fi thriller about a world-altering technology—and its hidden costs. 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 >