Paolo Bacigalupi

Are We That Far Off from the World of the Water Knife?

Paolo Bacigalupi’s new novel of a world in which water becomes quite the commodity isn’t really all that far-fetched.

May 25, 2015

Sex and Gender, Love and Marriage: The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

In 1930, Einar Wegener became one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Prior to the surgeries (there were a few), he had been living as Lili Elbe, dressing and functioning as a woman for more than a decade. This fascinating story serves as the real-life inspiration for David Ebershoff's new novel, The […]

May 23, 2015

Check Out The One That Got Away

Bethany Chase’s debut novel, The One That Got Way, offers a delicious take on love, family, and what it means to build a home of one’s own.

May 21, 2015

Not What You Expect: The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh

You often hear the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” In the case of Helen Walsh’s The Lemon Grove, consider this an imperative.

May 19, 2015

Digital Warzone: High Fashion Gone Haywire in The Knockoff

In this delicious debut, Imogen Tate has worked her whole adult life building a career in magazines when her professional worst nightmare is realized in the form of her tech-obsessed, former assistant who threatens to upend everything in Imogen's work-centered universe.

May 18, 2015

A New Endeavor from Mark Z. Danielewski

Mark Z. Danielewski, the author who brought us House of Leaves, returns with the first in a twenty-seven-part series.

May 16, 2015

Revenge and Twists in Breaking Noah by Missy Johnson and Ashley Suzanne

Get ready, because the prologue to Breaking Noah, by Ashley Suzanne and New York Times best-selling author Missy Johnson, will grab you right away with its high emotion and the story only intensifies from there.

May 14, 2015

A Can't-Miss Spring Debut: Girl at War by Sara Novic

As is true in many instances of modern war, survivors abound, some brushing their past under the rug, some facing their personal histories head-on, and still some others living quietly with their life’s facts. Ana Jurić is a young girl caught at the intersection of these three realities.

May 12, 2015

Witness in Warsaw: Jim Shepard's The Book of Aron

Rarely does a contemporary novel resonate with a vast variety of moral dilemmas and crises. The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard is one such novel.

May 11, 2015

No Place like Home: Anne Enright's Affecting Irish Family Saga

With a Man Booker Prize and a Carnegie Medal for Excellence, Anne Enright's writing résumé is among the most elite. Her latest novel, a beautiful family saga set in Ireland, lives up to her high standards.

May 9, 2015

Tracy Wolff's Ethan Frost Continues: Exposed

'Exposed is the third novel in the Ethan Frost series by Tracy Wolff – and it is my favorite.'

May 8, 2015

31 Short Stories in 31 Days

Every serious reader has that one short story. You know the one: From its opening words it took you in, kept you in thrall with its intricate, finely crafted beauty (or horror), finally leaving you breathless, two stops past your station, crushed and uplifted in equal parts. Now the Vintage Shorts series would like to give you thirty-one of them.

May 7, 2015

Not Your Typical Marriage Tale: Heidi Pitlor's The Daylight Marriage

Heidi Pitlor’s novel of marital discontent is thrilling and thoughtful in all the right ways.

May 5, 2015

An Early Peek at This Year's Beach Read: I Take You by Eliza Kennedy

Wedding Jitters. Cold Feet. Second Thoughts. All common things we associate with people about to marry. Unfortunately, Lily Wilder, the star of Eliza Kennedy’s debut novel, I Take You, is suffering from something far beyond these mundane clichés.

May 4, 2015

A Glimpse Behind the Red Carpet: Oh! You Pretty Things

Shana Mahin’s debut novel, Oh! You Pretty Things is a glimpse behind the curtain for fans of glamour and fame.