Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 9)

MON AMIE AMÉRICAINE by Michèle Halberstadt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"If at times the novel suffers from its slightness, its dark conclusion is astonishing in its honesty."
Two women in the film industry, one from New York and the other from Paris, share a close friendship ruptured by trauma. Read full book review >
THIS SIDE OF PROVIDENCE by Rachel M. Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"While there are moments that feel trite, they are almost balanced by moments of honest rage, hope, and vulnerability."
The consequences of poverty and a mother's addiction reverberate through her family and their community. Read full book review >

A FEW DAYS IN THE COUNTRY by Elizabeth Harrower
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Artful short-form fiction best for Harrower's dedicated fans."
Short stories from the celebrated—and newly popular—author of In Certain Circles (2014) and The Catherine Wheel (2015).Read full book review >
FEVER AT DAWN by Péter Gárdos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A novel about star-crossed lovers fails, in the end, to come fully to life."
Two Holocaust survivors fall in love at a distance by writing letters to one another in this debut novel. Read full book review >
DAREDEVILS by Shawn Vestal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"This debut novel captures the flailings and flights of hapless dreamers with prose that throbs like the strings of an electric bass playing its sad heart out in a near-desolate landscape."
The 1970s, that most unjustly derided of decades, is evoked with intimate detail in this coming-of-age story set in an American West that is expansive with possibility yet constrained in imagination. Read full book review >

THE NORTH WATER by Ian McGuire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"For noirish thrills in an unusual setting, McGuire has the goods and the gore, but this book—graphic in its violence, language, and sexual references—is not for the squeamish."
For a whaling ship out of Hull, England, bad luck and evil men turn an 1859 expedition into a nightmare. Read full book review >
VEXATION LULLABY by Justin Tussing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"An offbeat novel that's savvy about both music and emotional insecurity."
Two lovelorn men use an aging rock star's endless tour as an opportunity to come to terms with domesticity. Read full book review >
SPRINGTIME by Michelle de Kretser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"As Frances says of her own research: 'What people don't pay attention to changes the story.' A subtle and intellectual take on the supernatural."
A young scholar is haunted by literal and metaphorical ghosts. Read full book review >
THE REGIONAL OFFICE IS UNDER ATTACK! by Manuel Gonzales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A surprisingly erudite bit of sci-fi that throws in everything but the kitchen sink."
A clash of swords, spells, and wills erupts in an upper Manhattan office building under assault by well-armed mercenaries. Read full book review >
RARE OBJECTS by Kathleen Tessaro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"This novel meanders more than the Odyssey to which it frequently pays homage."
In the waning days of Prohibition, a young woman derives life lessons from artifacts of the ancient world. Read full book review >
JANE STEELE by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A novel that explores great torment and small mercies."
Jane Steele seeks retribution and redemption in Faye's latest novel, an homage to Jane Eyre. Read full book review >
CLOSE YOUR EYES by Michael Robotham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Robotham's crime thrillers are at the top of the genre's food chain."
Beleaguered clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin's back as Robotham pits the brilliant, battered, and world-weary shrink against a killer who's not above stalking Joe's own family. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >