Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 4)

THE VOODOO BREAST by Eve Wallinga
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"The Big Easy stars in this affecting novel about a couple's unusual route to redemption."
A paranormal novel set in jazz-filled New Orleans. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2014

"An entertaining but overstuffed send-up that sometimes bogs down in provocations."
Avant-garde scenesters subject a square billionaire to cultural readjustment in this raucous debut satire. Read full book review >

THE BEND OF THE WORLD by Jacob Bacharach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2014

"A mischievous but fuzzy misadventure for modern 20-somethings."
Things fall apart when a slacker slouches his way through the vagaries of work and the phosphorescence of the Pittsburgh arts scene. Read full book review >
ASTONISH ME by Maggie Shipstead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2014

"Perceptive and well-written though marred by its peculiar chronology."
After satirizing privileged WASPs in her prize-winning first novel (Seating Arrangements, 2012), Shipstead investigates another rarefied world: ballet. Read full book review >
THE TEN THOUSAND THINGS by John Spurling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2014

"A thoroughly enjoyable literary sojourn by a master of historical fiction."
With this richly told historical novel, English author Spurling (A Book of Liszts, 2011, etc.) takes readers back to the China of seven centuries ago. Read full book review >

STEAL THE NORTH by Heather Brittain Bergstrom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2014

"A carefully crafted family drama that dwells more on the difficult journey than the glad arrival."
Young love springs up in a place where older hearts were bruised, in Bergstrom's debut saga. Read full book review >
NOGGIN by John Corey Whaley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A satisfyingly oddball Frankenstein-like tale of connectivity. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The madcap story of a boy who loses his head and finds it again. Read full book review >
THE INTERN'S HANDBOOK by Shane Kuhn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"An entertaining, ferociously violent romp about a morally bankrupt killer trying to find his way home."
Never trust anyone under the age of 25: That cute-as-a-button intern just might be trying to blow your brains out. Read full book review >
THE PLOVER by Brian Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A rare and unusual book and a brilliant, mystical exploration of the human spirit."
Doyle (Mink River, 2010, etc.) sets off with Declan O'Donnell, he of "flinty soul" and "salty confidence," sailing along the 45th parallel across the wide Pacific. Read full book review >
MIMI MALLOY, AT LAST! by Julia MacDonnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A mostly charming story of feisty women reconnecting and healing old wounds, but this has a few uncomfortably disturbing secrets at its core."
Nearly 60 years ago, little Fagan Sheehan was sent back to Ireland, away from her sisters, father and stepmother. Whatever happened to Fagan? Read full book review >
I PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT by Zachary Lazar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"The connections Lazar makes here are complex and artful, though at times bewildering even to discerning readers."
A complex tale involving Meyer Lansky, Las Vegas, an investigative reporter and the murder of an Israeli poet. Read full book review >
DOG GONE, BACK SOON by Nick Trout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Pawsitively delightful."
In the second of his Bedside Manor series, Trout (The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs, 2013, etc.) highlights another week in the life of the newest veterinarian in Eden Falls, Vt. Read full book review >