Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 6)

FINGERPRINTS OF PREVIOUS OWNERS by Rebecca  Entel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A reckoning with the legacies of colonialism and slavery and their reverberations in the present day."
A young woman unearths the violent history of her Caribbean home. Read full book review >
MATCHUP by Lee Child
edited by Lee Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"This box holds a chocolate or two that will be to everyone's liking."
Even readers who don't love short stories will find this anthology, starring some of the world's best-known thriller writers and most-loved characters, appealing and varied. Read full book review >

THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER by Karen Dionne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Dionne tries to strike a balance between psychological thriller and coming-of-age tale, but the end result feels more like an unsettling walk down Memory Lane."
The daughter of an escaped convict tracks her father through the wilderness while reflecting upon her childhood as his prisoner. Read full book review >
THE WIDOW NASH by Jamie Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Thoughtful, richly written historical fiction."
A literary turn from an author known for mysteries (Blue Deer Thaw, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
TURF by Elizabeth Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Autobiography and imagination walking hand in hand into the sunset."
Twenty-two often witty, sometimes-disquieting short stories from chameleon stylist Crane (The History of Great Things, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

SO MUCH BLUE by Percival Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"The author's deft plotting and wry wit sustain multiple levels of intrigue, not only about how each of the subplots resolves itself, but how they all fit together."
An artist ponders a painting he wants to keep private along with the back stories that inspired it, the secrets that continue to haunt him. Read full book review >
SINCE I LAID MY BURDEN DOWN by Brontez Purnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A complex, sometimes overly frenetic, look at one man's experience of being black, queer, smart, soft, tough, artistic, and constantly in motion between rural and urban cultures."
Sex, drugs, punk rock, and Sunday sermons. Read full book review >
THE LOST LETTER by Jillian Cantor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Cantor has done her research thoroughly to produce another captivating historical novel. Excellent writing, unusual storytelling, and sympathetic characters make a winning combination."
Moving seamlessly between Austria in 1938 and Los Angeles in 1989, this novel connects a grim history to a more hopeful present. Read full book review >
NO TURNING BACK by Tracy Buchanan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Readers' sympathy for Buchanan's (The Lost Mother, 2016, etc.) suffering heroine will be sorely tried by her endless wallowing as momentum builds toward an over-the-top denouement."
A news presenter makes news herself when she kills a schoolboy to defend her baby girl. Read full book review >
EROTIC STORIES FOR PUNJABI WIDOWS by Balli Kaur Jaswal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"By turns erotic, romantic, and mysterious, this tale of women defying patriarchal strictures enchants."
Appalled that her sister, Mindi, would even consider an arranged marriage, Nikki Grewal reluctantly pins Mindi's dating profile to their Sikh temple's marriage board. But Nikki may be the sister whose life changes. Read full book review >
A HOUSE AMONG THE TREES by Julia Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"This is a fitting tribute to the man who brought boldness and emotional depth to children's literature: vivid without being simplistic, as grippingly readable as it is thoughtful."
The sudden death of a successful children's author leaves the survivors to grapple with his legacy and consider the secrets we all keep in this radiant latest from Glass (And the Dark Sacred Night, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
HELL'S DETECTIVE by Michael Logan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Logan (Wannabes, 2016, etc.) creates a world of the dead rich with details that range from the mundane to the sublimely vicious, suggesting a skill for humor that supersedes his mystery abilities."
A detective trapped in purgatory has a chance to win freedom from her past. 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 >