Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 8)

THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET by Randy Susan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"An engrossing emotional journey."
Meyers explores the troubled relationship between a couple during the husband's rise to riches and subsequent disgrace in a novel that mirrors the story of jailed financier Bernard Madoff and his broken family. Read full book review >
VOID STAR by Zachary Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A richly rewarding blend of noir thriller and sci-fi in the best tradition of Dick, Stephenson, and Delany."
Imaginative, intelligent vision of a future in which the machines we build take an unusual interest in us even as we seek to exploit them further. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2017

"A complex and promising start to a new fantasy series."
A Celtic warrior princess saves her kingdom and loses her heart in Tanner's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >
HOPELESS ROMANTIC by Francis Gideon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2017

"A timely queer romance that has a little bit for everyone—John Hughes references, quotes from Hegel and Marx, and obnoxious friends who turn out to be nice Canadians after all."
Love defies the categories and labels of gender identity and desire in this new-adult romance between two people looking for happily-ever-after. Read full book review >
CALLED TO JUSTICE by Edith Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2017

"An intriguing look at life in 19th-century New England, a heroine whose goodness guides all her decisions, and a mystery that surprises."
A 19th-century Quaker midwife faces daunting complications when a young woman is murdered. Read full book review >

GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE by Steve Hockensmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2017

"It's every man, woman, and teen for himself as the authors uncork their third free-wheeling adventure set in the craziest town west of Maggody, Arkansas."
A fortuneteller gets the surprise of her life. Read full book review >
SACRED BAND by Joseph D. Carriker, Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2017

"An engaging story that punches, kicks, and takes flight, just like its heroes."
Carriker evokes comic-book action and disturbing current events in this debut novel.
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WATER SIGNS by Janet Dawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2017

"The amiable heroine (Cold Trail, 2015, etc.) is easy to like, but Dawson hasn't given her much of a mystery this time, and the minutely detailed look at Oakland, which considerably slows the story's pace, is most likely to interest house hunters."
An Oakland PI works to discover whether a former fellow worker's death was accident or murder. Read full book review >
FORTUNE'S FOOL by Albert A. Bell Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2017

"Bell knows his colorful main cast so well that this sixth installment hits the ground running. A nimble sex farce sets the table for a clever and highly readable whodunit. The use of classical tags to introduce each chapter adds another layer of antiquity to the tale."
Pliny the Younger (The Eyes of Aurora, 2014, etc.) engages in a high-stakes ruse that inadvertently triggers a murder spree. Read full book review >
LIVING IN THE WEATHER OF THE WORLD by Richard Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2017

"The weather in Bausch's world is never better than overcast, but his craftsmanship lights up something fine in the gloom."
Interesting people in various painful predicaments find ways to muddle through. Read full book review >
CAKE TIME by Siel Ju
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2017

"A promising start for a brave and unapologetically bold new writer."
In Ju's debut novel in stories, a young woman explores the dangerous, voyeuristic, and violent undertones of her sexual encounters. Read full book review >
A RING OF TRUTH by Michelle Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"An engaging and effective romp rich with historical details."
In this second installment of a mystery series, a young woman navigates her future with her fiance and the unfriendly world of the upper class. 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 >