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.

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May 10, 2015

More to the Tough Guy in This YA Debut

Remember that kid in high school who was super tough, pretty much kept to himself, and everyone tried to avoid? Did you ever wonder why he acted like that? If not, this young adult debut novel Still Waters, by Ash Parsons, may cause you to think on it a bit.

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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.'

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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.

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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.

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May 6, 2015

It's About the Music: A New Bio of Billie Holiday

In the new biography Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth, Dr. John Szwed presents a comprehensive account of Billie Holiday's musical career.

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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.

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