Rachel Joyce

Let Me Say I Love You: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

When Rachel Joyce published her quirky and endearing debut novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, in 2012, her readers fell in love, not only with Harold but with the barely glimpsed reason for his journey. With her new novel, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, Joyce shows us the woman who made Harold a pilgrim.

March 2, 2015

To Charm and to Devastate: Edith Pearlman's Honeydew

Edith Pearlman’s new collection, Honeydew, beautifully runs you through the full range of emotion.

February 28, 2015

Reif Larsen's Kaleidoscope of a Novel: I Am Radar

Reif Larsen’s immersive, mesmerizing new novel, I Am Radar, is one of the first must-reads of the year.

February 26, 2015

A Geneticist and His Baby: Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Effect

Becoming a new parent is scary for anyone, but for the super-organized, ultra-efficient, emotionally deficient Australian geneticist Don Tillman in Graeme Simsion's new novel, it’s catastrophic, meltdown material.

February 23, 2015

The Teacher's Life: The Half Brother by Holly LeCraw

Prep school novels are their own category of books, and they always seem to enthrall people, exposing to them a side of life that many don’t experience.

February 21, 2015

Jacqueline Briskin's Dreams Are Not Enough: An Excerpt

Three of Jacqueline Briskin's many great novels are newly available in eBook format: Dreams Are Not Enough, Too Much Too Soon, and Everything and More. Read on for an excerpt from Dreams Are Not Enough.

February 17, 2015

Step Back to the Glamour: A Touch of Stardust

Fans of old Hollywood and American history alike will find Kate Alcott’s A Touch of Stardust a charming distraction from modern-day stressors.

February 16, 2015

Romance by the Book: A Novel of Modern Love

“I consoled myself with the thought that lots of people had threesomes all the time, and they all seemed to get along swimmingly. Besides, I was pretty good at Tetris; I’d probably excel at this.”

February 14, 2015

A Romance Debut: Chelsey Krause's Can't Always Get What You Want

Chelsey Krause’s Can’t Always Get What You Want is a wonderful debut that will make you both laugh and cry.

February 13, 2015

Human Stories: The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward

While addressing immigration – a divisive topic in today’s news – this latest story from Amanda Eyre Ward remains entirely human and touching.

February 12, 2015

Quan Barry's Beautiful Debut Novel

Quan Barry’s debut novel, She Weeps Each Time You’re Born, introduces us to a young Vietnamese girl who has a very special gift.

February 10, 2015

Unwrapping Anne Tyler's Latest Novel

Anne Tyler’s twentieth novel, A Spool of Blue Thread, demonstrates her mastery of both the ordinary and the profound.

February 9, 2015

An Unlikely Friendship in New Fiction from Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh’s new novel explores an unlikely relationship, how it progresses, and what it reveals of the people involved.

February 7, 2015

Catch Up with the McKinney Bros in Claudia Connor's Worth the Risk

Claudia Connor continues her stories built around the McKinney Brothers in her latest, Worth the Risk.

February 6, 2015

Fact Meets Fiction in Almost Famous Women

Almost Famous Women is a delightful little gem, comprised of more than a dozen stories. In each, author Megan Mayhew Bergman plucks a real woman from the past and then unleashes her imagination