Robert Valletta grew up in the Slate Belt region of Pennsylvania, amid the grayness of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the majesty of Indian Head along the winding Delaware River ... Read full author bio >
"An undemanding diversion for thrill-seekers, featuring an impressive protagonist."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Prabhakar was born to Korada Suryanarayana and Susheela in Yangon, Myanmar (then Rangoon, Burma) on the 1st of December 1950. His father was a freedom fighter and ... Read full author bio >
"This epic work, in the vein of Vikram Seth's 1993 novel A Suitable Boy, shares that book's theme of striving to find an appropriate spouse."
Prateek Goorha has lived all over the planet, including stints in Australia, India, Kenya, Russia, Tanzania, the UK and the US. He currently resides in Dover, Massachusetts with his wife ... Read full author bio >
Howard W. Robertson lives in Eugene, Oregon, where his ancestors arrived as members of the Lost Wagon Train of 1853. He has previously published two books of fiction and ten ... Read full author bio >
"Tales of love, loss, and regret unfold around a futuristic dinosaur park in this novel. / In 2116, the effects of climate change have drastically altered the planet and advances in technology have led to the development of a remarkable—and extremely popular—theme park. Cretaceous World, located in Dewberry, Oregon, connects visitors with the distant past through genetically engineered dinosaurs living in full-scale reconstructions of their habitats. / The descriptions of Cretaceous World and its formidable inhabitants are vivid and realistic and Robertson displays a wry sense of humor and a panoply of intriguing characters. Most of the action takes place in the theme park and Robertson draws several thought-provoking parallels between the dinosaurs and their human caretakers. / An offbeat meditation on relationships, replete with quirky characters and a poignant romance at the center of the action."
Rosalie Morales Kearns is a writer of Puerto Rican and Pennsylvania Dutch descent. Her 2017 novel KINGDOM OF WOMEN, which tells the story of a female Roman Catholic priest against ... Read full author bio >
"Kearns writes in a precise prose…, delivering sharp images and observant barbs…. The novel’s daring critique of today’s patriarchy never feels didactic or forced.… A bold, politically minded tale with a spiritual soul."
Dan T. Cox was born in 1953 in Corvallis, Oregon. He grew up in Oregon’s North Santiam Canyon, earned a journalism degree from the University of Oregon, became part ... Read full author bio >
"Cox creates an impressive array of characters and voices…and he pulls them all off elegantly. His characters are imperfect, often scarred, and always struggling—and therefore believable. Cox not only constructs immediate, vibrant scenes, but also widens his focus to show the effects of specific choices over lifetimes."
Ted Morrissey is the author of five books of fiction—Men of Winter, Figures in Blue, An Untimely Frost, Weeping with an Ancient God, and, most recently, Crowsong for the ... Read full author bio >
"[T]he vignettes all feature people weighed down by foreboding; there’s always a sense that something is coming for his characters, although Morrissey never defines it clearly. Indeed, they never seem to be able to truly define their own unease—even as the author makes readers feel it, too. References place the book in the mid-’50s, and the author describes the small, unnamed town in loving detail, but there’s also a feeling of detachment, as if all of this is happening in a place apart from our own. It also hints at the supernatural . . . but it never presents events that couldn’t be ascribed to the natural world. A work that resists easy description; recommended for those looking for something strange and beautiful."
Mother of three, grandmother to six Millennials, a voracious reader who enjoys family sagas, in particular, but who can keep turning pages until the wee hours reading crime novels and ... Read full author bio >
"An often moving story about the corrosive power of shame."
Shirley Russak Wachtel is best known for her memoir, MY MOTHER'S SHOES, which follows her mother's life from her hometown of Dombrowe, Poland, throughout her tortuous time in ... Read full author bio >
"The Music Makers--
'A touching study rich with introspection and finely crafted relationships."
I was 60 when I began writing novels after retiring the director of Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Co, Japanese largest non-life insurance company.
So far, I published four paper books ... Read full author bio >
"An exceedingly thoughtful but often heart-pounding crime story."
Thank you! You’ll get the first email of recommendations from our critics within a week!
Bummer. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again.
Subscribe to Pro Connect
Be the first to discover new talent!
Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.
Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.