Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 7)

MOVING KINGS by Joshua Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"For a writer whose last two novels total some 1,400 pages, Cohen has slimmed down here but still covers a lot of territory."
A New York City moving company gets into trouble when it starts doing evictions in a wide-ranging novel that touches on political, religious, and social issues. Read full book review >
GRACE by Paul Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"This is a writer who wrenches beauty even from the horror that makes a starving girl think her 'blood is trickling over the rocks of my bones.'"
A gifted Irish author offers another take on his country's Great Famine through the eyes of a teenage girl as she travels through a land wracked by want. Read full book review >

WHAT WE LOSE by Zinzi Clemmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A compelling exploration of race, migration, and womanhood in contemporary America."
In this inventive debut novel, a young woman writes her way out of grief. Read full book review >
SECRETS OF THE TULIP SISTERS by Susan Mallery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Romance blossoms in a sweet small-town setting."
A tulip-centered town is the backdrop for three women finding themselves and falling in love. Read full book review >
INFINITE SUMMER by Edoardo Nesi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A bubbling but empty-headed tribute to manufacturing, production, and the wonders of capitalism."
Three young men set out to establish a textile firm in Florence, Italy. Read full book review >

SOME KIND OF HERO by Suzanne Brockmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A thought-provoking, deeply satisfying romance from a master of the genre."
When a white Navy SEAL's teen daughter disappears, his smart, resourceful African-American neighbor steps in to help and becomes an emotional touchstone—for the crisis and beyond. Read full book review >
FOUND AUDIO by N.J.  Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A dizzying epistolary novel about dreams, perception, and the human psyche."
A mysterious manuscript tells the story of one man's plunge into the abyss. Read full book review >
WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS by Allison Pataki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A worthy but, finally, stultifying novel."
The Pataki siblings' chronicle of the French Revolution charts the impact of the Terror on two Frenchmen of disparate backgrounds. Read full book review >
HUM IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE WORDS by Bianca Marais
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"An entertaining page-turner that, while somewhat pat in its treatment of racial politics, provides a satisfying emotional journey."
The paths of a young white girl and a black woman intersect when the violence of apartheid shatters both their lives. Read full book review >
A CATALOG OF BIRDS by Laura Harrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A sensitive rendering of shattered lives."
The Vietnam War traumatizes a soldier and his family. Read full book review >
SWIMMING WITH BRIDGEPORT GIRLS by Anthony Tambakis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"If this were a Springsteen album, it would be 'Devils & Dust': partly set in Las Vegas, it evinces hope and humor but is dark and gritty at its core."
Once a successful ESPN sportscaster, Ray Parisi is making a spectacular mess of his life. Read full book review >
THE END by Fernanda Torres
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"The flair and wit of Torres' writing does not allay the unpleasant aftertaste left by this unforgiving portrait of men at their worst."
In this harsh first novel by a Brazilian actress, five elderly men reflect on their friendships with each other and their exhaustive love lives. 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 >