Julie Schumacher’s witty epistolary novel, Dear Committee Members, provides a glimpse into Professor Jason T. Fitger’s sorry life through a series of absurd and hysterical letters of recommendation he begrudgingly writes for his students and colleagues.
August 19, 2014
It is resoundingly clear that many delicate choices were made in the crafting of this first-person narrative set in famously neutral Switzerland.
August 18, 2014
Lydia Davis is a master of the shortest of short stories, as evident in her most recent collection, Can’t and Won’t.
August 16, 2014
Have you ever had a vacation get off to a really, really bad start? So has Tempe Brennan.
August 15, 2014
Summer is threatening to disappear – but that doesn’t mean your long days of reading outdoors are close to over. Check out these seven mysteries to keep your momentum going.
August 14, 2014
Richard Flanagan’s latest novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, brings readers on a journey into a dark part of world history – and all of the heartache within it.
August 12, 2014
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is Haruki Murakami’s latest novel, long-awaited after the English translation of 1Q84 hit the shelves in 2011.
August 11, 2014
Think back to the summers that joined your college years. And now immediately forget them as you dive into Graham Joyce's latest thrilling novel.
August 9, 2014
A whirlpool of emotions, Lavinia Kent’s Mastering the Marquess is not one to be missed.
August 7, 2014
A word to anyone about to read Emma Campion’s A Triple Knot: Readjust your expectations regarding children between the ages of seven and thirteen for the duration of the book.
August 5, 2014
Elizabeth Little’s debut – featuring the calculating and mesmerizing Janie Jenkins – walks that fabulous line between high-brow and low-brow, and keeps it entertaining every step along the way.
August 4, 2014
In advance of Jodi Picoult’s forthcoming novel, Leaving Time, check out Larger Than Life, an original eShort – free until Friday, August 8!
August 2, 2014
As Julie Garwood's latest novel is released, we catch up with her to talk inspiration, recommended reads, and more.
July 31, 2014
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.