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New From Amy Bloom: Lucky Us, Quirky Family Saga

From the opening two sentences of her new, thoroughly engaging novel, Lucky Us, Amy Bloom has the reader in her thrall

July 29, 2014

On Superheroes and Satisfaction: Nick Harkaway's Tigerman

If strong box office numbers are any indication, something about the heroic epic still fascinates and influences our culture. In his new novel, Tigerman, Nick Harkaway plays with the idea of comic book stories and further explores heroism.

July 28, 2014

5 Core Questions for Taylor Stevens

The author of the new novel The Catch, which continues the thrills of the life of an information dealer named Vanessa Michael Munroe, answered five of our questions – on place, change, and more.

July 26, 2014

From Ruined to Addicted: New Romance from Tracy Wolff

Readers met Chloe Girard and Ethan Frost in Tracy Wolff’s romance novel Ruined and were left with a very frustrating cliffhanger. Never fear, dear readers: Addicted, the latest Ethan Frost book from Tracy Wolff, starts right where Ruined left off.

July 24, 2014

A Peek at Your Inner Wildebeest: Catherine Lacey's Nobody Is Ever Missing

The fear of secret mind readers is funny because it’s such a relatable anxiety. It is also a little sad and more than a little self-conscious. Thus, meet our narrator, Elyria, in Catherine Lacey's debut Nobody Is Ever Missing.

July 23, 2014

Truth in Fiction: A Wedding in Provence by Ellen Sussman

Ellen Sussman, author of French Lessons and the brand-new A Wedding in Provence, shares a glimpse into her personal struggles and how they helped to shape the story.

July 22, 2014

On the Right to Read and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird achieves a new level of democratic access, upon its debut in a digital format fifty-four years after its initial publication, thereby taking further steps toward literary immortality.

July 21, 2014

Tim Weaver on the Difference Between the American and British Thriller

A London setting does not a British thriller make, according to bestselling British writer Tim Weaver.

July 19, 2014

Plain Jayne by Laura Drewry: A Return Home

'Laura Drewry’s romance novel, Plain Jayne, was a total pleasure to read. By the third chapter I was laughing out loud, and several chapters later I needed tissues for my tears.'

July 17, 2014

California: An Original, Exciting Dystopian Debut

California is an original dystopian/apocalypse novel, a commendable feat in an arguably oversaturated genre, and its version of the almost-end is captivating for how imminent and possible it is.

July 15, 2014

The Intricacy of Marriage: Life Drawing by Robin Black

The extraordinary short story writer Robin Black in her first collection, If I Loved You I Would Tell You This, captured the reader’s attention with careful detail, brilliant dialogue and the specific interiority of her characters. In Life Drawing, her first novel, now available, she displays many of the same attributes.

July 14, 2014

A Fairy Tale, Revisited: Michael Cunningham's The Snow Queen

Michael Cunningham's latest novel, The Snow Queen, revisits a familiar Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, but with a twist.

July 12, 2014

New Romance Series Hell's Outlaws: The Last of the Red-Hot Cowboys

Tina Leonard’s new series, the Hell's Outlaws, begins right here with a women’s rodeo – and the men who think it’s a bad idea.

July 10, 2014

Must-Read Debut: The Girls from Corona Del Mar by Rufi Thorpe

Rufi Thorpe’s debut novel is a raw and unabashed novel – and reflection – on friendship.

July 8, 2014

Chris Bohjalian at His Best: New Novel Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

Chris Bohjalian has never shied away from intense topics and complicated narrators, and this is as true as ever in his brand-new novel, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands.