Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 6)

MY SUNSHINE AWAY by M.O. Walsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Celebrate, fiction lovers: The gods of Southern gothic storytelling have inducted a junior member."
The 1989 rape of a 15-year-old golden girl profoundly alters her suburban Baton Rouge neighborhood and all those who love her. Read full book review >
IN EVERY WAY by Nic Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Brown crafts a complicated tale of moral ambiguity about a woman who couldn't say goodbye to her baby after the paperwork was signed."
A teenage mother disregards the ethics of adoption in Brown's (Doubles, 2010, etc.) challenging new novel.Read full book review >

THE BOATMAKER by John Benditt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A long, fuzzy journey just to learn we can't go home again."
An unnamed man leaves the small island where he was born to explore the strange kingdoms beyond his home. Read full book review >
SWEET NOTHING by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"With a distinctive style, Lange makes his downbeat tales of the underclass quirkily entertaining."
Lange, a writer of both stylish noir novels (Angel Baby, 2013) and sharply etched short fiction (Dead Boys, 2007), returns with a story collection set in a Southern California that won't be found in any travel guides.Read full book review >
THE MARRIAGE GAME by Alison Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"It's hard to be sympathetic for 400 pages of temper tantrums."
A superficial sweep of the first 30 years of Elizabeth I's reign, with a focus on her relentless manipulation of marriage as a personal and political tool. Read full book review >

SHE WEEPS EACH TIME YOU'RE BORN by Quan Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"While Barry's beautiful, transporting novel sometimes verges on the opaque, it pays resonant tribute to the uncounted dead below the surface of a convulsed nation."
A magical child pulled from her mother's coffin observes and embodies Vietnam's tragic 20th-century history. Read full book review >
THE TUTOR by Andrea Chapin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"An elegant entertainment and an impressive debut."
William Shakespeare: poet and playa. Read full book review >
LONG WAY DOWN by Michael Sears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"The chase action is enough to make this an agreeable read, and the Kid scenes add depth, though the book never delivers on the promise of well-turned financial intrigue."
Sears' (Black Fridays, 2012, etc.) sophisticated sleuth Jason Stafford returns in this odd hybrid of a high-finance mystery and a high-stakes chase thriller.Read full book review >
HEAD OF STATE by Andrew Marr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Witty. Imaginative. Irreverent."
Now that the Scottish independence brouhaha has been settled, the question of the U.K.'s European Union membership is next on the agenda. Marr's (The Real Elizabeth, 2011, etc.) wickedly funny first novel, set in 2017, takes up the battle.Read full book review >
PRUDENCE by David Treuer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"A self-assured, absorbing story with a grim arc that moves from bad to worse as Treuer explores the darkness at our cores."
Novelist/memoirist Treuer (Rez Life, 2012, etc.) returns to the northern woodlands with this understated study of cultures in conflict.Read full book review >
SEE YOU TOMORROW by Tore Renberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2015

"Renberg gives us a novel, rooted in noir softened by comedy, that gets to the serious business of how our shortcomings are all linked."
A dense literary novel that moves like a thriller among memorable characters on parallel trajectories. Read full book review >
TRIGGER WARNING by Neil Gaiman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Full of all manner of witches and monsters and things that creep in the night, this collection will thoroughly satisfy faithful fans and win new ones—if there's anyone out there left unconverted."
The third collection of short fiction from a beloved modern mythmaker. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >