Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 4)

SCISSORS, PAPER, STONE by Martha K. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2018

"A terrific bildungsroman featuring three women who are by turns fascinating and bewildering but ultimately worth championing."
Questions of identity are bound to arise when children of color are adopted by white parents. Read full book review >
SEEING FOREVER by Robert J.  McCarter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2018

"Sci-fi as it should be: engaging, moving, and grand in scope."
McCarter (Of Things Not Seen, 2017, etc.) returns with a tale of a man who defeats the limits of mortality, only to question the worth of indefinite existence. Read full book review >

DEAD IN TANGIER by John Harlan  Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2018

"A well-written and intriguing mystery; readers should look forward to the hero's further adventures."
On the eve of the Spanish Civil War, an Italian detective in Morocco investigates a series of crimes in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >
PENNSYLVANIA STATION by Patrick E. Horrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2018

"A frank yet subtle novel about the old and the new and about the steps that led to the gay rights movement."
A successful but lonely architect in early-1960s New York City begins a relationship with a much younger man during the early days of the gay rights movement in Horrigan's (Portraits at an Exhibition, 2015, etc.) novel. Read full book review >
PRETENDING HE'S MINE by Mia Sosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Witty banter and sexual chemistry blend together to concoct a compelling romance story."
A sober, no-nonsense workaholic welcomes an entirely new worldview when he invites his best friend's free-wheeling and energetic sister to live with him. Read full book review >

SHOOT FIRST by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Sleep tight, children: There's nothing here to spoil your dreams."
New York attorney Stone Barrington (Unbound, 2018, etc.) moves deeper into James Bond territory in his increasingly unsuspenseful attempts to keep his latest paramour's cutting-edge technology from falling into the wrong hands. Read full book review >
DOWNDRIFT by Johanna Drucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Animal lovers will enjoy the antics of the beagles, bears, salamanders, cows, spiders, and other creatures, but the author's beautifully subtle message isn't just for pet owners or environmentalists. It's for all of us."
Kangaroos, foxes, dolphins, and many other animals take on human characteristics, behaviors, and foibles in this inventive debut novel by Drucker (Fabulas Feminae, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
THE CHANGELING by Joy Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"An elusive but enchanting work by one of America's greatest authors."
Beloved by some, maligned by others, Williams' (The Visiting Privilege, 2015, etc.) second novel, first published in 1978, has a new 40th-anniversary edition. Read full book review >
FIRE DANCE by Ilana C. Myer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Worth waiting for."
In the sequel to Last Song Before Night (2015), Myer pursues the theme that magic might cause more problems than it solves. Read full book review >
LORD OF THE PIES by Nell Hampton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Most likely to appeal to mystery-romance fans entranced by PBS's The Great British Baking Show."
A chef to Britain's royal family is suspected of murder when a waiter succumbs to a poisoned pie. Read full book review >
FOLLOW ME by Angela  Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Clarke makes it clear that this stylish, fast-paced case for her good-girl cop and her bad-girl reporter is only the beginning of a new series; fans who miss the tart noir cycle are bound to enjoy it."
Clarke's debut thriller reunites two once-inseparable schoolmates just in time to tackle a nasty online serial killer and each other. Read full book review >
THE BURIAL PLACE by Larry  Enmon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"'Don't have much of a personality, if you ask me,' a sheriff from another Texas town says of the criminal mastermind. Amen all around."
Enmon, a veteran of the Houston PD and the Secret Service, debuts with a procedural about the kidnapping of a mayor's daughter—among others. 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 >