Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 6)

DICTIONARY STORIES by Jez Burrows
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"A fabulist remix of the English language and a tribute to clever lexicographers everywhere."
An A to Z collection of atmospheric short stories composed entirely of example sentences from dictionaries. Read full book review >
COUNTRY DARK by Chris Offutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"A compelling and brooding read."
The title hints at the tone, for this is indeed a Southern gothic story, set in Kentucky and focused on a man who would do anything to keep his family together. Read full book review >

AFTER ANNA by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"The result is a nail-biting thriller but a terrible mystery, with the third-act jitters so frequently in evidence in the author's earlier work running amok as they spin out a series of improbable complications, a barrage of shameless cliffhangers, and a culprit ex machina before the absurdly happy ending."
Scottoline takes another leave of absence from the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio (Exposed, 2017, etc.) to fulfill a mother's fondest wish and then makes her pay through the nose for it. Read full book review >
THE GOOD PILOT PETER WOODHOUSE by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Not even a writer of McCall Smith's benevolence can provide a happy ending for every character who deserves it here. But he leaves you thinking that they've each had a bite of the apple and that all in all, that's a pretty wonderful gift to have been granted."
The creator of Mma Precious Ramotswe and chronicler of 44 Scotland St. (A Time of Love and Tartan, 2018, etc.) spins a heartwarming tale of love won and lost and won again during and after World War II. Read full book review >
FAMILY AND OTHER CATASTROPHES by Alexandra Borowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Humor and heart mix in Borowitz's debut novel, which will resonate with anyone who loves their family despite said family's best efforts."
A wedding weekend tests an eccentric family's bonds. Read full book review >

TIME IS A KILLER by Michel Bussi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"A well-constructed literary thriller with a strong sense of place and deep understanding of human nature."
Returning to the scene of a family tragedy, a woman confronts secrets and murder. Read full book review >
RESTLESS SOULS by Dan  Sheehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"A paean to friendship and the resilience of the human spirit."
A moving journey through grief, loss, war, and new beginnings for three childhood friends on the cusp of finally growing up. Read full book review >
DEMI-GODS by Eliza  Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Elegant sentences in search of a plot wander through a series of dramatic incidents and reflections on the power of the male gaze."
A strange boy from San Diego enters the life of a Canadian girl in 1950 and leaves it in 1961, inspiring a lifelong fascination. Read full book review >
LOST IN THE BEEHIVE by Michele Young-Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"At its heart, this is a meandering, mystical love story."
A slightly surreal novel about a young woman reckoning with her buried identity. Read full book review >
SOPHIA OF SILICON VALLEY by Anna Yen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Like so many startups, glossy, fun, and ambitious if not particularly deep."
A new college grad figures out life, love, and the tech world in Yen's breezy debut. Read full book review >
LOVE AND OTHER WORDS by Christina Lauren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"With frank language and patient plotting, this gangly teen crush grows into a confident adult love affair."
Eleven years ago, he broke her heart. But he doesn't know why she never forgave him. Read full book review >
TREE DREAMS by Kristin  Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"A superbly written tale filled with realistic, engaging, and quirky characters."
In Kaye's (Iron Maidens, 2005) YA novel, a teenage girl runs away from her Northern California logger family and sets out on an odyssey that places her at the heart of the anti-logging community. 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 >