Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 8)

IN A WHIRL OF DELUSION by J.R.  Greenwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2018

"Mostly harmless fun with a large cast of zany characters and many chaotic situations."
A comical look at the world of Southern drag queen pageants. Read full book review >
THE STING OF THE BEE by K.E. Lanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2018

"Offbeat global-warming sci-fi that taps the spirit of cowboy romances instead of the usual dystopianism."
In a future wracked by floods and social upheaval, a widower tries to make a new life for himself and his daughter when the continent of Antarctica is thrown open to settlement in Lanning's (A Spider Sat Beside Her, 2017) second book in a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

THE FEMALE PERSUASION by Meg Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"The perfect feminist blockbuster for our times."
A decade in the life of a smart, earnest young woman trying to make her way in the world. Read full book review >
EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE JEWEL OF PERU by Karen Lee Street
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"An enjoyable romp through the drawing rooms, theaters, and docks of early-19th-century Philadelphia."
Sensitive Edgar Allan Poe and his mysterious comrade C. Augustus Dupin team up with Poe's wife and an eccentric taxidermist in Street's (Edgar Allan Poe and the London Monster, 2016) second novel. Read full book review >
THE FOURTH GUNMAN by John Lansing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"The exuberant characters and swift pace will thrill new and returning readers."
In Lansing's (Dead is Dead, 2016, etc.) fourth series installment, retired inspector Jack Bertolino works a case for the feds to find an undercover FBI agent who's missing. Read full book review >

THE BARROW WILL SEND WHAT IT MAY  by Margaret Killjoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"An entertaining book filled with memorable characters who tread glibly through the realms of both the living and the dead."
The sequel to Killjoy's The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion (2017) finds Danielle Cain and her anarcho-punk gang of demon-hunting novice mages on the lam, in the cross hairs, and glistening with undead magic. Read full book review >
THE WOLF  by Leo Carew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"Carew is the real deal—an exciting new voice in fantasy."
A grand-scale historical fantasy set in the frigid wilds of the Black Kingdom, Carew's stellar debut novel—about a young lord forced into a perilously complex situation after his father is killed in battle—is an action-packed and blood-splattered tour de force. Read full book review >
AMERICAN BY DAY by Derek B. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"Like his acclaimed debut, Norwegian by Night (2013), Miller's highly enjoyable new book is a solid mystery wrapped up in musings about individuality and freedom, grief and sadness."
Seasoned Norwegian cop Sigrid Ødegård travels to upstate New York to find her missing older brother, Marcus, a troubled soul suspected of pushing his African-American girlfriend, Lydia Jones, to her death. Read full book review >
FIREWALKERS by Chris Roberson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"With a sudden climax leading to what may or may not be an ending of this specific big bad, though not of the world Roberson's created, the second in this series lacks the background and character development that made the first such a delight."
A quirky group comes together to snark and fight the zombie apocalypse while learning about the disturbing history of their small town. Read full book review >
HOW TO BE SAFE by Tom McAllister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"Intensely smart. Sharply written."
A brilliant, tragically timely second novel from the author of The Young Widower's Handbook (2017). Read full book review >
BLUE SELF-PORTRAIT by Noémi  Lefebvre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"Witty, smart, and occasionally fascinating, Lefebvre's novel becomes tiresome by the end."
The stream of consciousness of an unnamed, utterly obsessive woman on an airplane. Read full book review >
WAITING FOR TOMORROW by Nathacha Appanah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"Lyricism and a chilling atmosphere don't quite make up for a story that feels unfinished."
A married couple find themselves entranced by their new nanny. 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 >