Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 4)

MURDER IN BLOOMSBURY by D.M.  Quincy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A spirited and romantic mystery with a most surprising ending."
Who would want to poison the handsome footman? That's what adventurer and amateur sleuth Atlas Catesby tries to discover at the behest of the woman he loves, Lady Roslyn Lilliana Sterling, sister to the Duke of Somerville. Read full book review >
NO ONE CAN KNOW by Lucy Kerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A nicely balanced blend of medical knowledge, political trickery, and hints of the heroine's future."
A nurse's curiosity and strong sense of duty involve her in a high-profile murder case. Read full book review >

MRS. by Caitlin Macy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Reading this sharply observed novel about New York's wealthier denizens is doubtless more enjoyable than it would be to actually join their crowd.
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Congratulations! You've been invited to take an inside look at the most exclusive preschool in Manhattan. Read full book review >
THE RADICALS by Ryan McIlvain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A welcome return that will leave readers looking forward to future work from McIlvain."
The author of Elders (2013) serves up another story of true belief and its discontents, this time set in the time of failing banks, rising inequality, and the Occupy movement. Read full book review >
OLYMPUS BOUND by Jordanna Max Brodsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A satisfyingly over-the-top finale."
The final installment of a trilogy that sees the goddess Artemis fighting for her life—and the lives of her fellow Greek gods—in the 21st century. Read full book review >

THIRTY-SEVEN by Peter Stenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A book that manages to break your heart, make you dizzy, and punch you in the gut all at once. You will be hard-pressed to find a novel as dark or intense in any bookstore."
The lone survivor of a cult tries to readjust to life as an average citizen, but when he meets a girl whose quest for honesty and happiness reminds him of his younger self, his future begins to look like his past. Read full book review >
SONG OF A CAPTIVE BIRD by Jasmin Darznik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A thrilling and provocative portrait of a powerful woman set against a sweeping panorama of Iranian history."
Unclean, unholy, immodest, disruptive—Forugh Farrokhzad endures the scorn of her family and society to become one of Iran's most prominent poets and a film director in this debut novel based on her real life. Read full book review >
THE INVENTION OF ANA by Mikkel Rosengaard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"This strange story about strange stories, told with intelligence and humor, lingers in the mind like a dream."
A would-be writer from Copenhagen meets a performance artist from Romania and becomes obsessed with her tragic, surreal life story. Read full book review >
A GOOD DAY FOR SEPPUKU by Kate Braverman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"It's always a good day for seppuku in this subzero emotional climate."
Unhappy relationships in various stages of disintegration. Read full book review >
MISTER TENDER'S GIRL by Carter Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Wilson turns the creep factor up to 11, balancing his prose on a knife's edge. A highly satisfying high-tension thriller."
After Alice spends years working to get over her tragic past, her life is about to become as terrifying as the graphic novels her father used to write featuring a demonic bartender called Mister Tender. Read full book review >
A PERFECT UNIVERSE by Scott O'Connor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A catalog of imperfections neatly packaged within a book."
Short stories explore situations on the verge of chaos. Read full book review >
ALL FOR NOTHING by Walter Kempowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Memorable and monumental: a book to read alongside rival and compatriot Günter Grass' Tin Drum as a portrait of decline and fall."
The late German author serves up a bleak tale of the final days of World War II as a down-on-its-luck family prepares for worse to come. 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 >