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Love Me Back: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : Love Me Back (September 19, 2014)

The cold and honest confessions of a damaged young woman who lives to serve.


Barracuda: A Novel

Barracuda combines sharp social portraiture with that rare ingredient, a story that speaks to the human condition.


Island of a Thousand Mirrors

The devastation in “Island of a Thousand Mirrors” gets delivered in a captivating story tempered with sensuality and moments of grace.


Wittgenstein Jr

Iyer is to be applauded for his spare style, but Beckett, at his finest, was much more cryptic and laconic; however, Iyer wins on laughs.


We Are Water
Kirkus Reviews : We Are Water (October 03, 2013)

We all know that life is tangled and messy. Still, in reminding readers of this fact, Lamb turns in a satisfyingly grown-up story, elegantly written.


Wittgenstein Jr

Wittgenstein Jr is as much a satire on the contemporary academy as it is an existential novel of ideas. But it is also a love story.


Friendswood: A Novel

While this novel is compassionate and haunting, it is unlikely the real Friendswood’s real estate agents will be handing out free copies.


The Children Act

The Children Act is a good novel. Too neat, too tidy, not a jazzy flourish in sight, but one could do much worse than an unremarkable book by McEwan.


The Children Act

The intimate glimpse into the world of the High Court, the portrayal of a couple fighting to save their marriage even as they fight each other: these storylines make The Children Act worth reading, and more than once. It’s the timeworn tale of the too-good-to-be-fully-human invalid that unfortunately, doesn't do the Judge any justice.


Love Me Back: A Novel

Ultimately, Love Me Back should be a tale of heartbreak and inevitable redemption, but thankfully Tierce realizes there’s no such thing as atonement, there’s only the next shift.


The Bone Clocks: A Novel

I thought it an excellent read, highly original and very well told, even it does occasionally stray too close to Dan Brown territory.


Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

“Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay” is the story of a furious friendship, and the internal violence suffered by two women set against the turbulent landscape of a fractured Italy.


F: A Novel

“F” is splashed with vivacious, hilarious characters and incidents that, with distance and time, transmogrify into something quite sinister indeed.


The Ambassadors: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : The Ambassadors (September 17, 2014)

This novel has good bones obscured by too much flab.


Noontide Toll: Stories
Kirkus Reviews : Noontide Toll (September 17, 2014)

A moving chronicle of hope triumphing over despair from the author of The Match.


The Divorce Papers: A Novel

I would highly recommend this book, especially to those of you with interest in law, but also for those readers that love strong characters, a deeply moving storyline and an unusual yet clever style.


Friendswood: A Novel

Steinke's sensitive exploration of tangled human connections reminds us that love and friendship will go a long way toward seeing us through our trials.


Your Face in Mine: A Novel

"Your Face in Mine" is at its best — at its best? More like: flat-out brilliant — when it takes on these issues, which come up mainly as Kelly wrestles with himself.