It’s easy to forget that American soldiers are not the only forces in harm’s way, and that the war effort is part of an international coalition. Giordano offers a different and valuable perspective – one worth visiting.
November 25, 2014
Matthew Thomas’s debut novel is heavy, uncomfortable, and beautiful.
November 24, 2014
A young man discovers he has powers of regeneration and what first seems like a blessing takes his life in unexpected directions.
November 22, 2014
Things are getting weird in Mira Grant’s Parasite, first in a new and thrilling trilogy.
November 20, 2014
In the wacky, new spy novel The Happiest People in the World, Brock Clarke crafts a satirical commentary on how paranoia and spy-obsessed culture can go wrong – and when this many CIA operatives are involved, something is always going wrong.
November 17, 2014
The writing in Lisa Gornick's character-driven novel, Tinderbox, has been compared to that of Jonathan Franzen's - and with good reason.
November 13, 2014
Penelope Fitzgerald called her book The Blue Flower a 'novel of sorts.' Indeed, its complexity and beauty doesn't leave it easily defined.
November 10, 2014
The third novel in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels continues a story that will have you hooked from the start and keep you coming back for more.
November 9, 2014
Acclaimed author Paolo Bacigalupi’s second YA novel, The Doubt Factory, is a surprising (and pleasant!) departure from his Michael L. Printz Award-winning Ship Breaker.
November 8, 2014
Jacob Underwood may be able to walk and talk, but he feels more dead than alive. Nothing is more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose in this dystopian thrill ride from enigmatic author John Twelve Hawks.
November 6, 2014
Meet the two antiheroes of Denis Johnson's new continent-crossing thriller who seem hell-bent on their own self-destruction.
November 4, 2014
Ha Jin doesn’t waste time in his new novel, A Map of Betrayal. On the first page, you discover a few things about Gary Shang.
November 3, 2014
In Penelope Fitzgerald’s comedy of manners, The Beginning of Spring, Tolstoy and a dancing bear neatly embody the narrative’s dramatic shifts in tone.
November 1, 2014
The second book in Sidney Halston’s Worth the Fight series, Full Contact, is as hotly entertaining as the last.
October 30, 2014
The Bookshop – Fitzgerald’s second novel, which she published when she was sixty-two and which was shortlisted for the Booker – is proof that she’s deserving of the word 'masterpiece.'