Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU by A.J. Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Despite its lack of believable characters and events, this slim, nasty thriller is hard to put down."
A student of forensic psychology finds her fiance mauled to death. Did her dogs do it? Read full book review >
BULL MOUNTAIN by Brian Panowich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Panowich deftly delves into 'something deeper than bone' between fathers and sons, between the land and its people."
Hillbilly noir goes literary in Panowich's debut, which is part crime fiction and part family saga. Read full book review >

THE WAY THINGS WERE by Aatish Taseer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A timeless, masterful epic."
In this ambitious novel, Taseer chronicles 40 years of modern Indian history through the eyes of a father and son, both scholars of the ancient Indian language Sanskrit. Read full book review >
THE INVADERS by Karolina Waclawiak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"This would-be dark comedy of manners will be too dark for some."
Twisted, depressed characters are up to no good in a tony East Coast beach town. Read full book review >
THE TELLING by Jo Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A delicate, atmospheric ghost story with satisfying layers of insight and substance."
In a decaying English country cottage, the past bleeds hauntingly into the present after a fragile young woman's arrival activates echoes of grief and loss. Read full book review >

THE INSECT FARM by Stuart Prebble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Prebble creates, and just as quickly deflates, suspenseful moments, and the plot twists are so clearly telegraphed that few readers will be surprised by the outcome."
Light on suspense and heavy on creepy-crawlies, this debut finds a man desperate to cover up his crime and protect his brother when he might be the one who needs protecting. Read full book review >
THE SMALL BACKS OF CHILDREN by Lidia Yuknavitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Patricia Highsmith by way of Kathy Acker in a highbrow thriller that says as much about its writer as its story."
A grieving mother becomes obsessed with a famous photograph of a child fleeing a war zone. Read full book review >
THE EXCHANGE OF PRINCESSES by Chantal Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A meticulous and vivid chronicle."
Thomas' latest (Farewell, My Queen, 2003, etc.) illuminates an obscure corner of Western European royal history: the bartering of child brides and grooms.Read full book review >
LITTLE BEASTS by Matthew McGevna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A fine, if somewhat muted, debut."
McGevna's debut novel captures the familiar rhythms of summertime, following young people on the edge of violence. Read full book review >
PRETTY IS by Maggie Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A satisfying, unusual novel."
In Mitchell's debut, two lonely 12-year-old girls develop strong feelings for the man who abducted them. Read full book review >
THE WOMAN WHO STOLE MY LIFE by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A salon owner-turned-invalid-turned author struggles to make sense of her life, and sometimes so do we."
The roller-coaster tale of a chatty Dublin woman rendered speechless, then renewed by the love of a good doctor—and a terrible literary agent. Read full book review >
THE ANGER MERIDIAN by Kaylie Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A fast-paced story of a woman who only stops lying to others once she stops lying to herself."
Merryn Huntley flees the scene of a tragedy but must confront long-hidden truths. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >