Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 6)

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 >
JUST LIKE FEBRUARY by Deborah  Batterman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"An ultimately optimistic and hopeful novel about growing up amid personal and political disarray."
Batterman's (Because My Name is Mother, 2012, etc.) novel tells the story of a girl growing up in Brooklyn, New York, as upheaval in America mirrors the chaos in her own home. Read full book review >
CIRCE by Madeline Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Miller makes Homer pertinent to women facing 21st-century monsters."
A retelling of ancient Greek lore gives exhilarating voice to a witch. Read full book review >
GATEWAY TO THE MOON by Mary Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"At its best, this historical novel achieves affecting, poetic notes, its vignettes illuminating one thread of the Jewish Diaspora."
A terrible history of suffering and oppression, traced from the Spanish Inquisition to modern-day New Mexico, is exposed through the generations of a single family. 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 >