Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 7)

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 >
THE DIPLOMAT'S DAUGHTER by Karin Tanabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A gorgeously sweeping tale of the transcendence of love."
As World War II looms, three young people face internment, violence, and shattered futures. Read full book review >
THE BOOKSHOP AT WATER'S END by Patti Callahan Henry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A quiet, atmospheric look at friendship, forgiveness, and second chances."
Two best friends find unexpected healing when they return to the beloved beach town where tragedy occurred. Read full book review >
REFUGE by Dina Nayeri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A vital, timely novel about what it means to seek refuge."
An expatriate Iranian woman struggles to reconcile her European life with her background. Read full book review >
THE VENERATION OF MONSTERS by Suzanne Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Burns is an unmissable heir to writers of the peculiar, from Shirley Jackson to Roald Dahl."
A parade of eccentric women retreat into fantasy as they attempt to cure their loneliness. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S MUSE by Bill Loehfelm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Loehfelm doesn't need showy murders or gory scenes to writes crime stories with grit that stay lodged in your brain and get under your skin in the best possible way."
A rookie New Orleans cop discovers that regular rules don't apply during Mardi Gras, when a shooting sets off a cascading series of violent events. Read full book review >
THE ALMOST SISTERS by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A satisfying, entertaining read from an admired writer who deserves to be a household name."
Jackson (The Opposite of Everyone, 2016, etc.) has written another spirited page-turner set in a new South still haunted by the ghosts of the old. 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 >