From the opening two sentences of her new, thoroughly engaging novel, Lucky Us, Amy Bloom has the reader in her thrall
July 29, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
A London setting does not a British thriller make, according to bestselling British writer Tim Weaver.
July 19, 2014
'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 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 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
Michael Cunningham's latest novel, The Snow Queen, revisits a familiar Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, but with a twist.
July 12, 2014
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
Rufi Thorpe’s debut novel is a raw and unabashed novel – and reflection – on friendship.
July 8, 2014
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.