THE ACCURSED by Joyce Carol Oates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"Though it requires some work and has a wintry feel to it, it's oddly entertaining, as a good supernatural yarn should be."
Oates (Sourland, 2010, etc.) finishes up a big novel begun years before—and it's a keeper. Read full book review >
A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING by Ruth Ozeki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2013

"A masterpiece, pure and simple."
Ozeki's magnificent third novel (All Over Creation, 2003, etc.) brings together a Japanese girl's diary and a transplanted American novelist to meditate on everything from bullying to the nature of conscience and the meaning of life. Read full book review >

THE COLLECTOR OF LOST THINGS by Jeremy Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2013

"Page shapes a fascinating historical narrative and has moving insights into our sometimes-dubious relationship to the natural world."
Eliot Saxby, the collector of the title and narrator of the book, heads for the Arctic in search of the elusive—and perhaps extinct—great auk. Read full book review >
NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A touch too coyly postmodern at times, but a worthwhile entertainment all the same."
An inventive—if brooding, strange and creepy—adventure in literary terror. Think Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King meet Guillermo del Toro as channeled by Klaus Kinski. Read full book review >
QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Phillips' prose is as haunting as the questions she raises about the natures of sin, evil and grace."
Phillips (Lark and Termite, 2009) fuses the established facts surrounding the 1931 trial of serial killer Harry Powers with her imagined version of the victims' inner lives and the fictional lives of a handful of characters connected by the crimes. Read full book review >

VISITATION STREET by Ivy Pochoda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"A terrific story in the vein of Dennis Lehane's fiction."
A mystery about a missing girl and the ghosts she leaves behind. Read full book review >
BLEEDING EDGE by Thomas Pynchon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Of a piece with Pynchon's recent work—not quite a classic à la V. but in a class of its own—more tightly woven but no less madcap than Inherent Vice, and sure to the last that we live in a world of very odd shadows."
Pynchon (Inherent Vice, 2009, etc.) makes a much-anticipated return, and it's trademark stuff: a blend of existential angst, goofy humor and broad-sweeping bad vibes. Read full book review >
NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY by Ron Rash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Rash's oneness with the region and its people makes an indelible impression."
Traps are embedded in the violence-streaked stories that comprise another fine collection from Rash (The Cove, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >