Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 6)

HOTEL SILENCE by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"An engaging and surprising tale of transformation, told in almost allegorical form, perfect for fans of second chances and evolving perspectives."
A middle-aged man travels from Iceland to an unnamed, war-torn country with plans of committing suicide. Read full book review >
LOOK FOR HER by Emily Winslow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"An intriguing, suspenseful, and briskly paced story with complex characters, evocative descriptions of England's Cambridgeshire, plenty of clever misdirection, and a satisfying ending."
Annalise Williams, 24, is obsessed with an unsolved crime: the disappearance and presumed murder years earlier of a 16-year-old girl with the same first name: Annalise Wood—"the kind of girl you look at and think, of course someone would want to take her." Read full book review >

DEATH IN THE STARS by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"As usual (Death at the Seaside, 2017, etc.), Brody provides an excellent feel for life in postwar England along with a clever mystery full of theatrical red herrings."
The solar eclipse of 1927 provides the perfect backdrop for murder. Read full book review >
THE LOST GIRLS OF CAMP FOREVERMORE by Kim Fu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"An ambitious and dynamic portrayal of the harm humans—even young girls—can do."
Five women are forever shaped by a harrowing experience they shared as girls at summer camp. Read full book review >
KNUCKLEHEAD by Adam Smyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A funny but static novel about black masculinity."
In this comic debut novel, lawyer Marcus Hayes careens through the racially divisive 1990s while trying to manage his compulsive anger, chaotic love life, and economic misfortunes. Read full book review >

THE CHÂTEAU by Paul Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Following up his acclaimed debut, The Yid (2016), Goldberg confirms his status as one of Jewish fiction's liveliest new voices, walking in the shoes of such deadpan provocateurs as Mordecai Richler and Stanley Elkin."
Adrift and broke after losing his job at the Washington Post, William Katzenelenbogen descends into Trump-ian madness while visiting his estranged father in South Florida. Read full book review >
THE DRIEST SEASON by Meghan  Kenny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Kenny's thoughtful, finely crafted work is an eloquent reminder that the breadth of a world matters less than the depth of a character."
A father's death leaves a daughter seeking answers and a return to normal life in this impressive debut novel. Read full book review >
ALL SYSTEMS DOWN by Sam  Boush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2018

"A tightly plotted tale with characters that could energize a planned series."
In Boush's debut thriller, a North Korean cyberattack cripples America's infrastructure, sparking chaos and leaving the country vulnerable to a military invasion. Read full book review >
A COLD DAY IN HELL  by Lissa Marie Redmond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2018

"The first in a planned series by Redmond, a retired police detective, is an excellent police procedural combined with a psychological thriller."
A detective's complicated past catches up with her when she investigates a murder. Read full book review >
19 SOULS by J.D. Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2018

"Allen can't write a memorable sentence to save her life, but her plotting and pacing will keep you up long after Proust and Henry James have rocked you to sleep. Stay tuned for a series that promises many, many more troubled dreams."
A Las Vegas private eye tangles with a jezebel as resourceful as she is murderous in this scorchingly one-dimensional series kickoff. Read full book review >
LOVE OVER LATTES by Diana A.  Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2018

"A sexy and irresistible tale for fans of contemporary romance."
Visits to a coffee shop lead to an unexpected romantic connection for two lonely strangers in this debut novel. Read full book review >
THE GATE KEEPER by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Not the strongest outing for the memorably shellshocked sleuth (Racing the Devil, 2017, etc.). The suspects are shadowy and indistinct, the detection is slow, and the murders are both less interesting and less potent than the mystery foreshadowed by Todd's title."
Inspector Ian Rutledge's 20th appearance finds him fighting for control of a case no one wants him to solve. 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 >