Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

YONDER WHERE THE ROAD BENDS by Tom  Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2018

"A sublimely sensitive war tale rendered in exquisite language."
A Civil War novel chronicles a teenager's participation in the Battle of Natural Bridge as a Confederate soldier and his life in the defeated South. Read full book review >
GENESIS by Bellamy  Westbay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2018

"Characters continually evolve and astonish in this exceptional supernatural tale."
In the second installment of Westbay's (Revelations, 2018) fantasy series, an angel defies God and traverses multiple universes to save the mortal woman he loves. Read full book review >

CRISIS IN THE COTSWOLDS  by Rebecca Tope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2018

"Intentionally or not, Tope's free-spirited heroine's lack of interest in her new husband's life and her responsibilities to her family diminish rather than encourage a reader's investment in her ability to solve the crime."
An undertaker's new wife is distracted from the family business by a local murder in the Cotswolds. Read full book review >
WASHINGTON BLACK by Esi Edugyan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2018

"A thoughtful, boldly imagined ripsnorter that broadens inventive possibilities for the antebellum novel."
High adventure fraught with cliffhanger twists marks this runaway-slave narrative, which leaps, sails, and soars from Caribbean cane fields to the fringes of the frozen Arctic and across a whole ocean. Read full book review >
LETHAL WHITE  by Robert Galbraith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Let's hope Rowling's next book is sharper and shorter."
J.K. Rowling returns with her fourth pseudonymous mystery, putting Cormoran Strike and his now-partner in detecting, Robin Ellacott, in the middle of a scheme involving blackmail, murder, and the House of Commons. Read full book review >

MADAME VICTORIA by Catherine Leroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Gorgeously written, unsettling, and well worth the read."
An unnerving series of portraits capturing the possible lives of a woman whose remains were discovered near a Montreal hospital in 2001. Read full book review >
ROSEWATER by Tade Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A captivating, cerebral work of science fiction that may very well signal a new definitive voice in the genre."
When a detective with psychic powers begins to investigate a mysterious sickness plaguing those like him, he uncovers sinister truths that may very well call into question the survival of the human race. Read full book review >
CRY WILDERNESS by Frank Capra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Some undiscovered texts are best left that way."
The late movie director Capra (1897-1991) made himself the hero of this recently discovered novel about a deputy in the Sierra Nevada trying to do right by two hermits. Read full book review >
THE DEEPER THE WATER THE UGLIER THE FISH by Katya Apekina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A dark and unforgettable first book."
A debut novel examines the ripple effects of mental illness and betrayal on a broken family. Read full book review >
VAMPIRES LIKE IT HOT by Lynsay Sands
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A sexy, relatively lighthearted installment of the Argeneau saga."
Investigating a rogue nest of vampires preying on tourists at a popular resort destination, Raffaele Notte meets Jess, his fated mate, who witnessed a horrifying event and wants nothing at all to do with immortals. Read full book review >
WHY NOT TONIGHT by Susan Mallery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A typical visit to the town of Happily Inc.—sexy, connected, emotional, and fun."
Sent by the gallery where she works to check on a taciturn artist in his isolated hilltop home in the middle of a rainstorm, Natalie Kaleta winds up stranded. Read full book review >
FOR THE DUKE'S EYES ONLY by Lenora Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An archaeological romance that's more steamy than dusty."
While looking for a priceless antique, they found each other. 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 >