Good friends are at the heart of the marvelous new novel, The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore, an outrageously funny yet equally tender tale.
May 22, 2013
In The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer, longtime New Yorker and author brings us a delicious new read that covers the mysterious and tragedy-tinged lives of six friends in the city.
May 21, 2013
In times of crisis, people have always looked to the words of a leader -- political, religious, familial -- for comfort. In Paulo Coelho's Manuscript Found in Accra, for the people of Jerusalem on the eve of a great battle in July 1099, those words come from a mysterious figure called the Copt.
May 20, 2013
Nearly seventy years ago, Robert Penn Warren wrote All the King’s Men. It is a book people respect; it also turns out to be a book that people still really like.
May 18, 2013
So glad to be back in Star Harbor for another visit with the 'Bad Boy' Grayson brothers. In books one and two of this series by Elisabeth Barrett, Deep Autumn Heat and Blaze of Winter, Theo and Seb settle into very loving relationships. Long Simmering Spring introduces Cole in a way we’ve never seen him before.
May 15, 2013
Jonathan Evison's The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving tells the story of Benjamin Benjamin, a somewhat unremarkable character whose career (if you can call it that) as a caregiver to a young man with muscular dystrophy belies a dark past and its rippling effect on his misery and self-regard.
May 14, 2013
Although a number of great zombie novels have come along since World War Z, none have been able to match Max Brooks’s legendary telling.
May 13, 2013
Jojo Moyes's Me Before You is that rare and wonderful kind of love story that details a twenty-first century romance that never becomes sentimental or dramatic.
May 11, 2013
Ex-Patriots expands on Ex-Heroes’ characteristic mix of horror, action, and irreverence, pulling readers into Clines’ world with the irresistible strength of a thousand zombie hands.
May 9, 2013
Elizabeth Strout is one of the keenest chroniclers of daily life and family interactions writing today. In The Burgess Boys, the excellent follow-up to her 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge, she splits her screen between small small-town Maine and New York City, particularly Park Slope, Brooklyn, to brilliant effect.
May 8, 2013
It may be impossible to summarize Edward Rutherfurd’s new book, Paris. Part history, part novel, it falls into the aptly named, yet ever tricky genre called the historical novel.
May 7, 2013
Anthony Marra’s powerful debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, is the story of the fallout following a father’s disappearance during the Second Chechen War. The consequences and realities of Chechnya in 2004 serve to heighten and shape the story, but it is Marra’s unforgettable and beautifully realized characters that shine brightest in Constellation.
May 4, 2013
In a world taken over by the living dead, a group of superheroes finds that their services are needed -- perhaps more than ever.
May 3, 2013
By now, all the literary fiction fans and book club members have been thoroughly alerted: Life After Life by English novelist Kate Atkinson is an absolute must-read. And rightfully so. So if you're one of the few who hasn't read it, here's yet another reason to reconsider.
May 2, 2013
Saburo is the third son. This means he gets less of everything than his brothers: less than the second son, Jiro, and certainly less than the first son, Kazuo. From this favoritism two wishes are born in Saburo, both of which serve to motivate Saburo his into. After the conclusion of WWII, these wishes continue to motivate Saburo -- and define his entire life.