Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

MALAFEMMENA by Louisa Ermelino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Too cool for some readers; just right for others."
Edgy short stories about women in trouble abroad and at home from Ermelino (Joey Dee Gets Wise, 2015), the Reviews Director at Publishers Weekly.Read full book review >
THE GRAVEYARD OF THE HESPERIDES by Lindsey Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Davis' fourth case for her heroine (Deadly Election, 2015, etc.) is long on drollery, unpacking its tricky murder puzzle piecemeal."
An ancient Roman sleuth balances a tricky murder investigation with the new challenges of her approaching nuptials. Read full book review >

THE HEART OF THE LEOPARD CHILDREN  by Wilfried N'Sondé
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2016

"Francophone African writers, like African writers generally, are too little known in this country. This brief but potent tale shows that N'Sondé is one who merits attention."
J'accuse, says the captain. Je confesse, says the prisoner. Mais….Read full book review >
THE HEMINGWAY THIEF by Shaun Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Some thrillers have and some have not. This is one of the latter."
The theft of an original Hemingway manuscript leads to the possible discovery of the author's famous lost briefcase full of stories in this south-of-the-border caper. Read full book review >
LAST KISS by Laurelin Paige
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A sordid love triangle for readers who like it rough."
The sequel to First Touch (2015) reunites an actress with her missing friend, but true love—and the Greek Mafia—may tear them apart. Read full book review >

TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Not one of Moriarty's best outings."
Relying less on comedy or edginess than in previous novels (Big Little Lies, 2014, etc.), Moriarty explores the social and psychological repercussions of a barbecue in Sydney gone terribly awry. Read full book review >
Test Drive by Marie Harte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A romance as brash and dynamic as its setting and characters."
Lara Valley is determined to create a better life for herself, working her way through nursing school as a bartender and avoiding relationships, especially with lady killer Johnny Devlin, the tempting, sexy mechanic who's suddenly her knight in shining armor. Read full book review >
24/7 by J.A. Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2016

"Rock's happily-ever-after is bittersweet, beautiful, and deeply satisfying."
As Gould uses kink to mourn his ex-boyfriend Hal's death at the hands of a negligent dom, he has to decide what he wants from his relationships with Kel and Greg, the married owners of Riddle, the club where Hal died. Read full book review >
WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS by Rowan Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"A tear-jerking but ultimately uplifting story."
Hospice care brings unlikely characters together in this emotional novel from Coleman (The Day We Met, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
YOU WILL KNOW ME by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Abbott proves herself a master of fingernails-digging-into-your-palms suspense."
Abbott's latest thriller (The Fever, 2014, etc.) about everyday lives changed forever by an exceptional individual—in this case an Olympic gymnastics hopeful. Read full book review >
AN INNOCENT FASHION by R. J.  Hernández
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Honest and absurd, funny and tragic, wild and lovely, this novel describes modern coming-of-age with poetic precision."
Hernández portrays the scope of dreams, love, and the fashion industry in this literary debut. Read full book review >
THE FIRST WIFE by Paulina Chiziane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"A brave but heavy-handed work about the plight of women in a patriarchal society.
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A man's five wives band together, against all odds, to demand what's rightfully theirs. 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 >